Álvaro Romero-Calvo

PhD student wins suborbital research launch competition

March 2, 2021

Álvaro Romero-Calvo is sending research up, up and away with Blue Origin. The second-year aerospace PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder has won the 2021 Ken Souza Memorial Student Spaceflight Research Program, sponsored by the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research, earning him a payload slot on...

Visualization of an astronaut on Mars.

Help is a long way away: The challenges of sending humans to Mars

March 2, 2021

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stepped out a lunar lander onto the surface of the moon. The landscape in front of him, which was made up of stark blacks and grays, resembled what he later called “magnificent desolation.” When it comes to desolation, however, the moon...

Christine Darden

Students hear from NASA legend Christine Darden

Feb. 25, 2021

It was part seminar on supersonic flight and part discussion of life at NASA during the space race. Christine Darden shared her story to University of Colorado Boulder students during a special event Feb. 23, 2021, held as part of a series of Black History Month celebrations. Over 200 people attended the webinar, hosted by...

CU Boulder campus seen from the air

Seminar: Delivering Real Time Monitoring of Industrial Machines using AWS IoT Services - Mar. 5

Feb. 25, 2021

Stephan Gerali Chief Architect / Engineer – Lockheed Martin Fellow, Lockheed Martin Friday, March 5 | 12:30 P.M. | Zoom Webinar - Preregistration Required Abstract: Learn how Lockheed Martin Space teamed up with AWS to deliver an integrated IoT solution for IoT data capture, IoT data transformation, IoT data storage,...

CU Boulder campus seen from the air

Seminar: The Age of (Cosmic) Dust - March 2

Feb. 22, 2021

Zoltan Sternovsky Associate Professor, Smead Aerospace & LASP Tuesday, March 2 | 3:00 P.M. | Zoom Webinar - Preregistration Required Abstract: There are currently two NASA flagship missions in development that will carry a dust analyzer instruments as part of the scientific payload. These are the Europa Clipper mission that...

Hunter with the Blue Angels.

A Career on the Aerospace Edge

Feb. 19, 2021

Bill Hunter (AeroEng’58) has been on the forefront of technology in rocket engines and spacecraft, shipbuilding, starting multiple business and eventually even becoming an artist. Across a 60-year career, he has been a busy guy...

Mark Sirangelo

Seminar - 5G: What is it, what does it mean to me and how will it affect my future? - Feb. 24

Feb. 19, 2021

Mark Sirangelo Entrepreneur-Scholar-In-Residence, Smead Aerospace Wednesday February 24 | 4:30-5:30 P.M. | Zoom Webinar Abstract: 5G. It is a phrase that has become a common part of our daily lives and ubiquitous in the media surrounding us. Most of us just see it as the simple continuation of the never-ending...

Brian Muriithi

Undergrad Brian Muriithi a 2020–21 Student Leader of the Year

Feb. 18, 2021

The Center for Leadership is pleased to present the recipients of the 2020–21 Newton Endowed Chair in Leadership Student Leaders of the Year Award. This program highlights the impact of leadership education at CU Boulder. By recognizing outstanding students, we reward exceptional work and highlight leadership programs. All of the...

Christine Darden

Special Event: College welcomes NASA legend Christine Darden - Feb. 23

Feb. 17, 2021

The BOLD Center and the Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences department will host a special presentation by NASA's Christine Darden , "The Four 'P's to NASA". She will be speaking as a part of Black History Month celebrations in the college, sharing her fascinating life experiences as an...

HTV-2 in Flight

New hypersonics graduate certificate available

Feb. 16, 2021

A new graduate certificate is moving at five times the speed of sound into the University of Colorado Boulder. CU Boulder is now offering a graduate-level hypersonics certificate to both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students. The certificate will allow students to develop interdisciplinary skills in the field of hypersonics, including...

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