The team.

All-woman engineering team earns Most Innovative Award at NASA Mars competition

May 30, 2019

NASA has presented a University of Colorado Boulder team with the 2019 Most Innovative Award for their project in the space agency's BIG Idea Challenge. CU Boulder was a finalist at the event, which was held April 23-24 in Hampton, Virginia. The competition, which changes each year, called for innovative...

Hanspeter Schaub

Schaub formally inducted as a 2019 AIAA Fellow

May 23, 2019

Professor Hanspeter Schaub has been formally inducted as a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The 2019 Fellows were celebrated at the organization's annual Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala, held May 15 in Washington, DC. AIAA confers the...

A UAV flying in stormy weather

Tornado scientists send drone fleet into violent thunderstorms

May 21, 2019

Atmospheric scientists will soon get an unprecedented view of the conditions that trigger some of the United States’ most devastating tornadoes. Last week, a team of researchers set out across the Great Plains with a fleet of drones to monitor supercell thunderstorms. These rotating storms pummel the central United States...

Luke Bury

Workshops helped students prepare for the 3MT competition

May 14, 2019

The second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition was held at the Graduate School in February. Using only one slide, competitors were challenged to describe their research in 3 minutes to a panel of judges and an audience from the community. Luke Bury didn’t grow up with an interest in...


College graduates six new Navy officers

May 13, 2019

It was a proud moment for students, families, faculty, staff and the College of Engineering and Applied Science on May 10 when six recent college graduates were commissioned into the United States Navy as brand new ensigns. Of the 12 commissioned CU Boulder graduates from this year’s Navy ROTC class,...

The new aerospace buildng.

Smead Aerospace is moving to a new building

May 13, 2019

Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences is moving! After 18 months of construction, the department will vacate all of its space in the Engineering Center this summer and move to a brand new, dedicated building for the aerospace department on East Campus. The new facility is...

Students at commencement.

Congratulations Class of 2019 + Senior Design Honorees

May 10, 2019

Ceremony Photos Aerospace Commencement Photos Campus Commencement Photos On an unusually snowy May afternoon, the Class of 2019 turned their tassels and celebrated commencement. The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences held its 2019 recognition ceremony Thursday, May 9th, under a canopy on the Business Field adjacent...

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson

Designing a safer spacesuit

May 8, 2019

AIAA Aerospace America is highlighting the research going on in Assistant Professor Allie Anderson's laboratory to design a next generation space suit: U.S. astronauts on the moon or Mars will need a spacesuit that won’t injure or exhaust them. One hurdle is that no one knows exactly what goes on...

Addison Woodard

"I hope to be part of the team that sets up a Moon outpost" - Addison Woodard, #ILookLikeAnEngineer

May 8, 2019

Why did you choose engineering at CU Boulder? I chose engineering at CU Boulder because of the opportunities and its proximity to home! Being from Loveland, CU is close enough to go home for a weekend which was (and is) a must for me! In terms of opportunities, the chance...

A space station rendering

CU Boulder part of new NASA institute on space habitat design

May 3, 2019

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU Boulder is part of a new NASA funded Space Technology Research Institute that will advance space habitat designs using resilient and autonomous systems. The work is part of a larger effort to prepare for a time when astronauts will venture further...