Iain Boyd

Boyd discusses Russian missile test with Colorado Public Radio

Nov. 29, 2021

Russia launched a missile and blew up one of its old satellites last week, triggering an alert for the International Space Station and concern that space could become a new battleground. Colorado Public Radio spoke with Iain Boyd, a professor of aerospace engineering sciences and director of the Center for...

Jack Elston

Seminar: Observing an Active Volcano with Unmanned Aircraft: A Pathfinder Mission for Beyond Line-of-Sight Operations - Dec. 3

Nov. 23, 2021

Jack Elston CEO, Black Swift Technologies and Smead Aerospace PhD alumnus Friday, Dec. 3 | 12:00 P.M. | AERO 114 Abstract: In September, a team of Federal scientists and industry engineers pushed back the frontiers of monitoring hazardous volcanoes, flying a small UAS over an active Alaskan volcano. This public-private...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: Machine Learning Techniques for Modeling and Design under Uncertainty - Nov 29

Nov. 20, 2021

Subhayan De Postdoctoral Associate, Smead Aerospace Monday, November 29 | 12:00 p.m. | Hybrid - N240 and Zoom Webinar - Register Now Abstract: Models are built to help represent, understand, and further characterize physical systems. In addition, the ubiquitous presence of uncertainties in material properties, geometry, and loading conditions and...

Hanspeter Schaub

Schaub discusses growing space junk problem with Salon

Nov. 15, 2021

Outer space is incomprehensibly vast and empty. Yet over the past century, humans have managed to clutter a region known as low Earth orbit (LEO), which stretches from 125 to 1,200 miles above the surface of the planet, with "space debris." This broad category of man-made objects includes "dead" satellites,...

Shayna Hume taking a rock sample.

CU Student Embarks on a Simulated Mars Mission

Nov. 15, 2021

“Today, we woke up on Mars,” Shayna Hume (MAeroEngr’20; PhD’23) journaled on April 13, 2021. Nestled inside a two-story, 1,200-square-foot cylindrical habitat with five other aerospace specialists, it appeared to be true — red desert stretched out for miles in every direction, and the sunrise glowed orange over distant canyons...

Vanessa Aponte

Vanessa Aponte (PhDAeroEngr’06) receives CU Boulder alumni award

Nov. 11, 2021

CU Boulder’s Alumni Awards are recognizing Vanessa Aponte (PhDAeroEngr’06) as the 2021 recipient of the Kalpana Chawla Award. Vanessa Aponte’s career is out of this world — quite literally. A systems engineer focused on human spaceflight and landing systems, she has spent the past two decades pursuing humanity’s final frontier...

The Zoom room.

Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks to CU Boulder students

Nov. 9, 2021

Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson shared stories from his life and career during a special webinar with the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences. Tyson took part in a discussion hosted by Entrepreneur-in-Residence Mark Sirangelo on Wednesday, Nov. 3. The conversation included anecdotes from Tyson’s past, projections...

Robert Geckle

Seminar: Robert Geckle, CEO of Airbus U.S. Space and Defense - Nov. 17

Nov. 8, 2021

Future Insights Speaker Series Robert Geckle CEO of Airbus U.S. Space and Defense Wednesday, Nov. 17 4:30-5:30 p.m. Zoom - Register Now Please join Mark Sirangelo as he welcomes Robert A. Geckle, Jr., the CEO of Airbus U.S. Space and Defense, to CU for a very special talk and discussion...

CU Boulder campus seen from the air

Seminar Postponed: Things Every Engineer Should Know about Human-Automation Interaction: A Set of Inconvenient Truths and Practical Tips

Nov. 5, 2021

Karen Feigh Professor and Associate Chair for Research, Georgia Tech Aerospace Engineering Now rescheduled for Jan. 28 - Stay tuned for more details Abstract: This talk will present a set of inconvenient truths and practical tips that have been uncovered by human factors and cognitive engineers over the past several...

David Fridovich-Keil

Seminar: A Brief Tour of Dynamic Games for Multi-Agent Modeling - Nov. 5

Nov. 1, 2021

David Fridovich-Keil Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin Friday, Nov. 5 | 12:00 P.M. | AERO 114 Abstract: This talk introduces dynamic game theory as a natural modeling tool for multi-agent interactions ranging from large, abstract systems such as ride-hailing networks to smaller, physically-embodied robotic settings...