Bat wing and a robotic bat wing

Seminar: What animals can teach us about aerodynamics - Nov. 4

Oct. 27, 2022

Kenny Breuer Professor of Engineering, Brown University Friday, Nov. 4 | 10:40 A.M. | AERO 120 Abstract: Who amongst us has not marveled at flight in nature? While humans have been flying for barely 100 years, insects, birds and bats have ruled the air for over 300 million years, and...

Chris Koehler

Seminar: Public Speaking - Tips and Techniques To Nailing Every Presentation - Nov. 4

Oct. 26, 2022

Chris Koehler Lecturer, Smead Aerospace Friday, Nov. 4 | 9:00 A.M. | AERO 114 Abstract: Speaking in front of an audience is a part of every career path. Yet many individuals (students and professionals) struggle to confidently present to room of people. While it is OK to be nervous, no...

A cell tower on a sunny day.

CU Boulder lands $750k research grant for 5G communications security

Oct. 24, 2022

Keith Gremban is leading a unique military-oriented research project to enable secure use of 5G networks that may be controlled by an adversary. Gremban, an aerospace research professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, has secured a $749,000 phase one grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project...

Israel's Iron Dome Missile Defense System.

A game of numbers: Why Ukraine is eager for more air defense resources

Oct. 20, 2022

What will it take for Ukraine to defend against the ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and explosive drones raining down on the country? The question is not so much what as how many. Iain Boyd has written a new column in The Conversation on missile defense systems, how they work, and...

Iain Boyd

Boyd featured in two national media stories on American technology in China's hypersonics program

Oct. 19, 2022

Iain Boyd was interviewed by the Washington Post and Fox News for related pieces on American technology being used in China's hypersonics program despite export controls designed to prevent sales to foreign entities deemed a threat to U.S. national security. Boyd, a professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department...

Marcus Holzinger

Seminar: Challenges and Opportunities in Space Development - Oct. 20

Oct. 17, 2022

Marcus Holzinger Associate Professor, Smead Aerospace Thursday, Oct. 20 | 3:00 P.M. | AERO 111 Abstract: The annual space economy is currently $400B, and is expected to grow to $1.2-3T over the next 15-20 years. With this substantial increase in economic activity in space, new challenges and opportunities in Space...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar - On the Fusion of Invariant Manifolds, Orthogonal Approximation and Optimal Control: For Cis-Lunar Fun and Profit! - Oct. 21

Oct. 15, 2022

John Junkins Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University Friday, Oct. 21 | 10:40 A.M. | AERO 120 Abstract: Motivated by a renewed interest in cis-lunar space vehicle operations and other Lunar missions, we consider how to make judicious use of the invariant manifolds associated with the periodic orbits...

Rhode with two students and a rocket.

High school rockets take off with Smead Aerospace

Oct. 11, 2022

Matt Rhode was in Weld County last week, working with nearly 100 high school robotics and physics students, giving them hands-on experience launching rockets and collecting scientific data. Rhode, an instructor and manufacturing lab manager in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, led a rocket lab...

Iain Boyd

Boyd talks hypersonics in Modern CTO podcast

Oct. 11, 2022

Modern CTO spoke with Iain Boyd on "the Sputnik moment of hypersonics", how hypersonics play a role in defense initiatives around the world, and NASA’s role in supporting the private space industry. Boyd, a professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, is also the director...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: Orbital Debris Challenges and Space Sustainability - Oct. 14

Oct. 6, 2022

Daniel Porras Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications, Secure World Foundation Friday, Oct. 14 | 10:40 A.M. | AERO 120 Abstract: With the rate of human space activities rising rapidly, the question of sustainability is becoming more urgent. How long can we sustain this rate of growth? Challenges such as...