Pawel Sawicki

CU Boulder hypersonics modeling research honored at AIAA

May 13, 2021

Pawel Sawicki, a PhD student in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at CU Boulder, is the lead author on a paper that recently won the AIAA Thermophysics Best Student Paper award at SciTech 2021. The article – titled “Influence of Chemical Kinetics Models on Plasma...

Visualization of satellites in orbit around Earth. (Credit: NASA)

Crashing Chinese rocket highlights growing dangers of space debris

May 12, 2021

This weekend, a Chinese rocket booster, weighing nearly 23 tons, came rushing back to Earth after spending more than a week in space—the result of what some critics, including NASA Administrator Bill Nelson , have attributed to poor planning by China. Pieces of the rocket, dubbed Long March 5B, are...

Diploma cover

Smead Aerospace Class of 2021 Awards

May 7, 2021

Congratulations to the Smead Aerospace Class of 2021! We are celebrating our outstanding degree candidates with a special virtual commencement ceremony , and are recognizing numerous students and teams for special achievements. All individual awards and senior design team honorees were announced during the virtual ceremony. Most Outstanding Senior Emma...

Aerospace building

Watch the Spring 2021 Aerospace Graduation Ceremony

May 6, 2021

The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences would like to congratulate all 2021 bachelor of science, master of science, and doctor of philosophy graduates with this special virtual graduation ceremony in their honor. Although we can't be together to celebrate in person, we are excited for your...

First generation graduates

Celebrating our first generation graduates

May 6, 2021

The college of engineering & applied science is honored to recognize the accomplishments of first-generation students as they achieve a new milestone for themselves, their families, and their communities in obtaining a degree from CU Boulder. For the first time, first-generation students will be receiving a red graduation cord, symbolizing...

Michelle Lin at Blue Origin.

Lin earns research and diversity awards from CU Engineering

May 5, 2021

Michelle Lin, a graduating senior earning degrees in both aerospace engineering sciences and applied math has received two awards from the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Lin is a 2021 recipient of...

Bob Marshall

Borrowing Navy submarine radio signals to study space

April 30, 2021

Bob Marshall is studying the interaction of high-energy particles in orbit around Earth using an unlikely data source: radio signals sent by the U.S. Navy to communicate with submarines under the ocean. The assistant professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder has earned a...

Allie Anderson

Anderson earns Research and Innovation Office Seed Grant

April 21, 2021

The 2021 Research & Innovation Seed Grants , announced by the CU Boulder Office of the Provost and Research & Innovation Office (RIO), are funding 16 new proposals for up to $50,000, including two new CU Boulder Grand Challenge projects. The purpose of the seed grant program to stimulate new...

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Seminar: Boeing Space and Launch Overview - April 30

April 20, 2021

Dave Machuga Director, Ground Design and Mission Support Space and Launch Boeing Defense, Space & Security Friday, April 30 | 2:00 P.M. | Zoom Webinar - Register Now Bio: Dave Machuga is the Director of Ground Design and Mission Support for Space and Launch, a division of Boeing Defense, Space...

The International Space Station

Seminar: Shaping Space Policy - U.S. & International Perspectives - April 28

April 20, 2021

Future Insights Seminar with Scott Pace, Former Executive Secretary of the National Space Council Wednesday, April 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. Zoom Webinar • Register Now Abstract: Space and space technologies are developing at a pace that hasn’t been seen in decades. Much of this recent growth stems from the latest...