CU Boulder student teams earn 1st, 3rd at AIAA competition

April 12, 2022

University of Colorado Boulder senior design teams have earned high marks at the 2022 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Region V Student Paper competition. Senior design teams from the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences took first and third place in the competition, which was held...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: High Integrity Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) within the Android Mobile Phone Platform - April 13

April 6, 2022

Dennis Akos Professor, Smead Aerospace Wednesday, April 13 | 3:30 P.M. | Zoom - Register Now Abstract: Android devices sales have total over 1 billion devices every year since 2014 through 2021. That alone, not accounting for prior 2014, is well over 8 billion devices. The reduction of Size Weight...

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Seminar: GNSS As Signals-of-Opportunity for Ionosphere, Atmosphere, Ocean Surface, and Land Cover Remote Sensing - April 11

April 4, 2022

Jade Morton Professor and Director of CCAR, Smead Aerospace Monday, April 11 | 3:30 P.M. | Hybrid: AERO 111 and Zoom - Register Now Abstract: GPS/GNSS has impacted nearly every aspect of our modern society. Yet, it relies on extremely low power signals traversing a vast space to reach receivers...

Hypersonic vehicle rendering

CU Boulder awarded major Department of Defense research grant for hypersonics

March 30, 2022

The University of Colorado Boulder has received a five-year, $7.5 million grant to advance the science of hypersonic flight. The grant will investigate plasma that forms around sub-orbital vehicles traveling at...

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Seminar: Multi-Physics Topology Optimization with Level Sets – Applications to Problems in Solid & Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer - April 6

March 29, 2022

Kurt Maute Professor and Palmer Engineering Chair, Smead Aerospace Wednesday, April 6 | 3:30 P.M. | Hybrid: AERO 114 and Zoom Webinar Abstract: Topology optimization has emerged as a promising and powerful approach to design engineered materials and components that utilize the ability of advanced manufacturing methods to realize complex...

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Seminar - Aerospace Environments: From Sun to Mud - April 4

March 29, 2022

Jeff Thayer Professor - Smead Aerospace, and Director of SWx-TREC Monday, April 4 | 3:30 P.M. | Hybrid: AERO 111 and Zoom - Register Now Abstract: A common phrase in the vernacular of the NASA Heliophysics Science Mission Directorate is to study the Sun-Earth system from “Sun to mud”. Curiously...

Three graduate students discuss a project in their office space

Smead Aerospace graduate program ranked No. 5 among public universities by US News

March 29, 2022

The College of Engineering and Applied Science came in at No. 11 amongst its public university peers in U.S. News and World Report ’s Best Graduate Schools rankings for 2023. The college is ranked No. 23 overall, when compared with both public and private peers. The overall ranking represents a...

NASA conceptual image of human landing system and its crew on the lunar surface with Earth near the horizon.

CU Boulder researching ways to improve astronaut safety during future Moon landings

March 28, 2022

Torin Clark has landed a major grant from NASA to investigate ways to help protect astronaut safety and performance during lunar landings for upcoming Artemis Moon missions. An assistant professor in the...

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Seminar: Sonic Boom Propagation through Adaptive Finite Element Methods - Apr. 1

March 22, 2022

David Darmofal Jerome C. Hunsaker Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT & Smead Aerospace Byram Distinguished Visiting Professor Friday, Apr. 1 | 12:00 P.M. | AERO 114 Abstract: A key consideration in the design of supersonic aircraft is reducing the effects of sonic boom. In the past 15 years,...

An exceptional auroral event in Germany in the 1500s, as depicted by an artist.

Knipp's historical space weather research highlighted

March 17, 2022

What would you do if the power went out? Our lives are increasingly reliant on technology; our work and our social lives often require access to the internet. Lights, televisions, and refrigerators require electricity to run. These devices, and the power grid as a whole, are subject to a major...