Iain Boyd

Boyd discusses hypersonic weapons with Newsweek

Jan. 2, 2023

Professor Iain Boyd discusses the War in Ukraine and Russia's use of hypersonic weapons in a new article in Newsweek. Boyd, who is also the director of the CU Boulder Center for National Security Initiatives , is a leading researcher in hypersonic aerothermodynamics. Hypersonic weapons present major new challenges to...

Hank Scott

Reason for optimism in 2023? Better airline middle seats with a CU Boulder connection

Jan. 2, 2023

A new article on reasons to be optimistic in 2023 features airline seat technology with ties to the University of Colorado Boulder. Hank Scott is a lecturer in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and the CEO of Molon Labe Seating. His company aims to improve...

Students walking to graduation.

Fall 2022 Engineering Graduation Ceremony

Dec. 16, 2022

The December 2022 Engineering Graduation Ceremony celebrated the accomplishments of 460 engineers and scientists from the College of Engineering and Applied Science who earned their bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The ceremony included graduation speakers Kyri Baker, Peebles Award winner and assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and...

Rendering of Orion reentering Earth's atmosphere

A NASA spacecraft will soon enter Earth’s atmosphere at nearly 25,000 mph. What will happen next?

Dec. 9, 2022

Sunday at around 10:40 a.m. MT, NASA’s Orion spacecraft will splash down in the Pacific Ocean after its several week-long journey to the moon and back. Space buffs can tune into NASA's livestream to witness some extreme physics—what will be the last leg of the historic Artemis 1 mission, which...

Two biological experiments designed by engineers at CU Boulder.

CU Boulder space yeast experiment featured on NPR

Dec. 6, 2022

The Artemis 1 spacecraft is in orbit around the Moon this week, carrying 12,000 varieties of yeast as part of an experiment led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The yeast cells will help scientists answer a critical question in space exploration: How might human bodies fare in the extreme...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: Stochastic Modeling for Physics-Consistent Uncertainty Quantification on Constrained Spaces - Dec. 2

Dec. 1, 2022

Johann Guilleminot Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University Friday, Dec. 2 | 10:40 A.M. | AERO 120 Abstract: In this talk, we discuss the construction of admissible, physics-consistent and identifiable stochastic models for uncertainty quantification. We first consider a continuum mechanics setting where variables and fields take...

STS-135 Shuttle Atlantis

Future Insight Seminar: From flying on the last Space Shuttle to Artemis: What is the future of the U.S. Space Program? - Nov. 30

Nov. 29, 2022

Please join Mark Sirangelo as he welcomes Dr. Sandy Magnus on Nov. 30 for a wide-ranging webinar discussion taking us from the beginnings of her NASA career to her flight on the last Space Shuttle mission. We will also discuss the Artemis program, ISS and the future of the Space Industry...

SpaceX Polaris Dawn crew in the Aerospace Building

Before the crew of Polaris Dawn heads to space, they came to campus

Nov. 18, 2022

Four crew members of Polaris Dawn , including a CU Boulder engineering alumna, came to campus this week to discuss the science they will conduct throughout the mission in addition to answering questions and share stories with students. The visit comes nearly four months before the crew’s historic space mission...

Polaris Dawn Panel

Watch the CU Boulder Polaris Dawn mission panel and Q&A

Nov. 18, 2022

Four crew members of Polaris Dawn, including a CU Boulder engineering alumna, came to campus this week to discuss the science they will conduct throughout the mission in addition to answering questions and share stories with students. The visit comes nearly four months before the crew’s historic space mission is...

Moribah Jah

Aerospace Alumnus Named a 2022 MacArthur Fellow

Nov. 16, 2022

Astrodynamicist and space environmentalist Moriba Jah (MAeroEngr’01; PhD’05) is among the prestigious 25-member cohort of the 2022 MacArthur Fellows Program . After receiving roughly 2,000 nominations per year from a pool of invited external nominators, the MacArthur Foundation selects individuals demonstrating exceptional creativity and a history of significant achievement who...

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