Award winning students

Smead Aerospace Class of 2022 Awards

May 5, 2022

Congratulations to the Smead Aerospace Class of 2022! As part of our annual graduation ceremonies, we are recognizing numerous students and teams for special achievements. These honors were announced during a...

 NASA's Pam Melroy tours an aerospace engineering lab on the CU Boulder campus.

From cockpit to campus: NASA’s Melroy talks moon, inclusivity, more at CU Boulder

May 5, 2022

NASA’s second in charge visited CU Boulder Thursday to talk about everything from building a more inclusive workforce to the challenges of sending humans far into the solar system. Pam Melroy is one of only two women to command a space shuttle. During her illustrious space career, she logged more...

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Three aerospace students earn major Department of Defense fellowship

April 29, 2022

Three University of Colorado Boulder aerospace PhD students have earned prestigious 2022 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships. Jenny Horing, Renee Spear, and Mitchell Wall are each receiving the Department of Defense award, which provides three year fellowships to promising young scientists and engineers. NDSEG, which regognizes up...

Letita Long

Seminar: The Future of Space Imaging - A talk with the former Director of the National Geospatial Agency - May 3

April 25, 2022

Letitia Long Former Director, National Geospatial Agency Tuesday, May 3 (Note Date Change) | 4:30 P.M. | Zoom Webinar - Register Now Please join Mark Sirangelo as he welcomes Letitia Long, the first woman to head a major U.S. intelligence agency and one of the country’s foremost experts on U.S...

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Spring 2022 Graduation Information

April 22, 2022

Friday, May 6, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. – Aerospace Graduation Ceremony In-person, at CU Events Center (Doors open at 6 p.m.) This is the formal Smead Aerospace graduation ceremony and will include aerospace guests and each student being individually recognized by walking across the stage and receiving their diploma.

ESA astronaut Alex Gerst working with a Bioserve Drug Metabolism experiment.

Developing cancer treatments in space

April 20, 2022

CU Boulder leading effort with CU Anschutz, Mayo Clinic to use microgravity to grow stem cells. The University of Colorado Boulder is leading a $3.3 million project to advance stem cell research in low Earth orbit. NASA has awarded the university’s BioServe Space Technologies a three-year grant to study...

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Flickr Album: Senior and Graduate Projects Symposium 2022

April 15, 2022

Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences students showcased their senior and graduate student projects on April 15, 2022. Teams presented their work in executive summaries in the morning and exhibited their projects in the afternoon in an informal poster session and demonstration of their prototypes.

Iain Boyd

How hypersonic missiles work and the unique threats they pose – an aerospace engineer explains

April 15, 2022

Iain Boyd discusses the development and use of hypersonic weapons in a new column in The Conversation. Boyd, a professor of aerospace engineering sciences and director of the CU Boulder Center for National Security Initiatives , is a leading national researcher in hypersonic aerothermodynamics. Hypersonic weapons present unique challenges to...

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Seminar: Navigation Technology Satellite 3 - A Vanguard of Resiliency & Flexibility - Apri 20

April 14, 2022

Dr. Joanna Hinks Principal Investigator - Navigation Technology Satellite - 3 Space Vehicles Directorate, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | 3:30PM | AERO N250 Abstract: Navigation Technology Satellite – 3 (NTS-3) is an advanced satellite navigation flight experiment that will mature next generation technologies across space,...

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Five CU Boulder aerospace students earn major NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 12, 2022

The National Science Foundation has awarded five prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships to University of Colorado Boulder Smeed Aerospace graduate students. This top award recognize and supports outstanding graduate students from across the country in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees. Honorees...