Mark Sirangelo

The Wide-Reaching Impact of DOD’s New Ethical Principles of AI

Feb. 27, 2020

Think of the Defense Department’s new list of Ethical Principles for Artificial Intelligence as a starting framework to help guide the thinking of people who will ultimately make the hard decisions: what’s right or wrong, then how to teach a machine to tell the difference. In a...


CU Boulder team advances in NASA tech competition

Feb. 26, 2020

University of Colorado Boulder students are designing next-generation spacesuit technology. The CU Technology for Extreme Environments (CUTEE) Club is competing in the NASA SUITS Challenge to design and create an augmented reality system – an interactive, heads-up display – that could present live electronic information to astronauts inside their...

Solar flares

Seminar: How a CU Space Education Saved the World (REALLY!) and other stories from Space Weather - Feb. 28

Feb. 22, 2020

Delores Knipp Research Professor, Smead Aerospace Friday, Feb. 28 | 12:30 P.M. | AERO 120 Abstract: Space Weather is a relatively new term applied to research and applications of Sun-Geospace interactions. Space weather research, in one form or another, has been an ongoing activity in the CU and Boulder space-ecosystems...

Aerospace Building

2020 Aerospace PhD Applicant Visit Day

Feb. 20, 2020

Prospective aerospace PhD students are visiting campus on February 20 & 21. They are the first group of applicants since the new Aerospace Engineering Sciences building opened. For our current students, please help them feel welcome as they explore the Ann and H.J Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences.

Megan Jones, Alex Liem, and Michelle Lin

Three aerospace students honored with Matthew Isakowitz Fellowships

Feb. 12, 2020

Three University of Colorado Boulder aerospace students have been selected as members of the 2020 Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program. The initiative provides summer internships and executive mentorship to inspire the next generation of commercial spaceflight leaders. The CU Boulder fellows are: Megan Jones, aerospace junior (Research Advisor: Jay McMahon) Alex...

Rendering of a human hand touching a digital hand.

AI Principles: Recommendations on the Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence by the Defense Department - Special Lecture Feb. 25

Feb. 12, 2020

The world of AI is already present in our daily lives and will be an increasing a part of our future. This lecture will provide an opportunity to hear the results of a major research project, just completed in late 2019, which conducted a deep dive on one critical part of AI development, AI ethics. Over the past year the Department of Defense’s...

Women in Aerospace Symposium 2017 group.

Women in Aerospace Symposium 2020 - Call for Applications

Feb. 11, 2020

The 2020 Women in Aerospace Symposium will be hosted at the University of Colorado Boulder by the Ann and HJ Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department, May 12-13, 2020. CU Smead Aerospace, MIT AeroAstro, and the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University are pleased to partner in this event,...

Aerospace Building

Researchpalooza 2020 Winners and Honorable Mentions

Feb. 10, 2020

Congratulations to the winners of the 6th Annual Researchpalooza! The one-day summit featured a series of 10-minute lightning presentations by students and faculty on their research. The Top 3 Presenters are highlighted below, along with two Honorable Mentions. Each of the Top 3 finishers received $25 Amazon gift cards. From...

Lahijanian speaking with a student in his lab.

Beyond mundane: Lahijanian’s work in safety-critical systems pushes autonomy forward

Feb. 10, 2020

After decades of work to make robots more and more capable of helping humans, robotic systems have become ever-present in our daily lives, helping with tasks big and small. But it’s what the next decade of research may hold that inspires and motivates Assistant Professor Morteza Lahijanian. “To have long-term...

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...