Earth from space.

Thayer named to science team for six-satellite NASA orbital mission

Jan. 10, 2022

Professor Jeff Thayer is part of a major new NASA science mission to better understand our sun’s influence on generating space weather. Thayer is one of three interdisciplinary scientists chosen by NASA for the Geospace Dynamics Constellation (GDC) mission to build and launch six satellites to provide the first direct...

Iain Boyd

Boyd discusses military hypersonics with Hamodia

Jan. 10, 2022

Professor Iain Boyd discusses hypersonic technology in a new article with the Israeli newspaper Hamodia. The piece focuses on recent Chinese hypersonic tests and efforts in the U.S. on hypersonic missiles and countermeasures. Read the full story...

Robyn Macdonald

Macdonald earns Air Force grant to push the boundaries of hypersonics

Jan. 3, 2022

Advancing research at five times the speed of sound. Robyn Macdonald is studying the fastest vehicles in the world so we can move even faster. Macdonald, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, has earned a prestigious Young Investigator Research Program grant from the...

Mark Esper

Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper speaks to students

Dec. 20, 2021

Dr. Mark T. Esper, former U.S. Secretary of Defense, shared insights from his life and career in a special webinar with the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. Esper took part in a discussion hosted by Entrepreneur-in-Residence Mark Sirangelo on Wednesday,...

Macky Auditorium ceremony.

Fall 2021 Engineering Graduation Ceremony

Dec. 15, 2021

The Engineering Graduation Ceremony celebrates the imminent graduation of College of Engineering and Applied Science bachelor's students, master's students, doctoral students and Computer Science bachelor of arts students. Graduates will be recognized individually by name and take the traditional walk across the stage to receive their diploma cover.

Scott Palo with the QB-50 CubeSat.

CU Boulder lands Air Force grant to design new CubeSat for Earth orbit

Dec. 14, 2021

Scott Palo wants to send RALPHIE to space. RALPHIE the satellite, that is. The U.S. Air Force is providing support to help make it happen...

Morteza Lahijanian

Research In Focus: How Morteza Lahijanian Creates Safety and Soundness in Autonomous Systems

Dec. 13, 2021

Assistant Professor Morteza Lahijanian’s work is at the intersection of safety and soundness in robotics, focusing on developing autonomous systems which operate safely and effectively alongside humans to help improve the well-being of individuals and societies. As the Director of the Assured Reliable Interactive Autonomous (ARIA) Systems Group, Lahijanian oversees...

The RAAVEN UAS flying

Designing flying AI systems to study supercell thunderstorms up close

Dec. 8, 2021

A team of University of Colorado Boulder scientists and engineers have landed a major grant to design next-generation uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) to fly into the heart of supercell thunderstorms that can spawn tornadoes...

Mark Esper

Seminar: Mark Esper - Former Secretary of Defense - Dec. 15

Dec. 6, 2021

A Future Insight Seminar discussing our changing world, global trends and the value of government service Dr. Mark T. Esper Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Wednesday, Dec. 15 4:30-5:30 p.m. Zoom Webinar - Registration Required Open to CU Boulder students, faculty and staff only. Register with your email address...

DART Illustration

McMahon part of NASA's first-ever mission to redirect the path of an asteroid

Nov. 29, 2021

University of Colorado Boulder Associate Professor Jay McMahon is a participating scientist on NASA's DART, or Double Asteroid Redirect Test mission, which launched last week. Denver's 9News spoke with McMahon about the project, which aims to test asteroid deflection technology. DART will travel to and then intentionally crash into the...