Monique McClain

Seminar - Additive Manufacturing of Viscous Materials: Development and Characterization of 3D Printed Energetic and Composite Structures - Feb. 12

Feb. 10, 2020

Monique McClain Graduate Research Assistant, Purdue University Wednesday, Feb. 12 | 4:30 P.M. | AERO 114 Abstract: Solid rocket motors have been designed, tested, and characterized reasonably well since the 1960’s and have been used for a variety of applications, such as space shuttle boosters and missiles. The performance of...

Steve Nerem

Seminar - Satellite Altimeter and Gravity Measurements: What they are telling us about how the Earth is changing - Feb 10

Feb. 10, 2020

Steve Nerem Professor, Smead Aerospace Monday, Feb. 10 | 12:30 P.M. | AERO 111 Abstract: We now have more than 27 years of satellite altimeter measurements of sea level change (TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, 2, and 3) and 17 years of satellite gravity measurements of mass change (GRACE and GRACE Follow-On). These...

Researchpalooza poster

Researchpalooza 2020 - Friday, Feb. 7

Feb. 6, 2020

The Smead Program presents: The 6th Annual Researchpalooza. Friday, Feb. 7. 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., AERO 120. Learn about research being done by Smead Aerospace students and faculty through 10-minute talks. Lunch Lecture Keynote: Prof. Mike Braasch from the Ohio University Avionics Engineering Center. Reception at...

Dr. Paccione meets with aerospace engineering student in a wind tunnel lab during her campus visit Wednesday.

Higher ed leader delves into funding, retention, mental health during campus visit

Feb. 6, 2020

Dr. Angie Paccione has been around higher education for a long time: as a professor, a student and Colorado legislator. The appointed leader of the Colorado Department of Higher Education sees some troublesome recurring issues and new ones that need collective focus. During a tour of CU Boulder Wednesday, Paccione...

Allie Anderson

Allie Anderson TEDx video posted

Feb. 6, 2020

Assistant Professor Allie Anderson's recent TEDx Mile High talk "Torn rotator cuffs & lost fingernails — why we must redesign the spacesuit" is officially available online to view. "The spacesuit is one of the greatest technical engineering feats ever achieved. But did you know it causes significant injuries to astronauts?...

A quadcopter drone flies into an entrance of Edgar mine.

Drones go underground in high-stakes competition

Feb. 6, 2020

Roughly one story belowground, in an undisclosed location in Boulder County, close to a dozen engineers hustle up and down a series of utility tunnels—a network of corridors filled with pipes and lit only by sporadic lightbulbs. The students and faculty members have come to this dim and dusty environment...

Rendering of the CSSWE CubeSat in orbit.

CU Boulder a leading CubeSat launcher

Feb. 4, 2020

Up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's (another) University of Colorado Boulder CubeSat! CU Boulder's role as a major force in cube satellites is being highlighted by Bryce Space and Technology, a space research and consulting firm. According to...

Shaylah Mutschler

Harnessing orbital junk for better space weather monitoring

Jan. 29, 2020

Shaylah Mutschler is designing a better forecasting system for space weather by exploiting an unlikely source: space junk. “The government currently uses intensive ground sensor tasking to monitor conditions in orbit. This is costly and takes time away from other work. My aim is to use data we’re already collecting...

A cadet placing a wreath.

Challenger, Columbia memorial event to be held Feb. 2

Jan. 28, 2020

The annual memorial event will take place on campus at 9:38 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, to honor the astronauts who perished in the Challenger and Columbia disasters. If you go Who: Open to the public What: Challenger Memorial When: Sunday, Feb. 2, 9:38 a.m. Where: Regent Administrative Center The event...

Kaitlyn Olson

Olson awarded Brooke Owens Fellowship

Jan. 24, 2020

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Olson for earning a 2020 Brooke Owens Fellowship! The highly competitive program provides paid internships and mentoring to exceptional undergraduate women seeking careers in aviation or space exploration. Olson is a CU Boulder senior pursuing a double major in aerospace engineering sciences and applied mathematics, as well as