A UAV flying

CU researchers using drones to study tornados over Central Plains

April 30, 2019

Project TORUS – or Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells – is a partnership between CU Boulder, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (which is leading the work), Texas Tech University, the University of Oklahoma and the National Severe Storms Laboratory. Funding comes from the National Science Foundation and the...

Team VANTAGE with faculty advisor Marcus Holzinger

VANTAGE earns People's Choice Award at Engineering Expo

April 29, 2019

Congratulations to Senior Design Team VANTAGE for earning a People's Choice Award at the 2019 CU Engineering Projects Expo. The event, held Friday, April 26, at the Indoor Practice Facility, featured teams from across the College of Engineering and Applied Science.


CU Boulder sweeps AIAA Region V Student Paper awards

April 29, 2019

University of Colorado Boulder students have swept the 2019 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Region 5 Student Paper competition. Senior design teams from the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences earning first, second, and third place at the April conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The teams and...

Collage of the five winners.

2019 Outstanding Graduate Student Awards

April 26, 2019

Five Smead Aerospace graduate students are receiving special recognition for their contributions to research and teaching. The 2019 John A. Vise award is presented annually to two Aerospace PhD students for demonstrated excellence in academics, research, and community service. The 2019 honorees are Mike Lotto and Kirsten Strandjord. In addition,...

Jay McMahon

McMahon developing systems for future Mars missions

April 24, 2019

Jay McMahon has earned a NASA early career fellowship to help ensure future missions to Mars can land safely. McMahon, an assistant professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, has received a three year, $600,000 NASA Space Technology Research...

Reider Larsen

Larsen named CU Boulder Student Employee of the Year

April 24, 2019

Congratulations to Aerospace graduate student Reider Larsen for being named the 2019 University of Colorado Boulder Student Employee of the Year. He was nominated by Gina Lafferty and Lee Reedy, from the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP)-Mission Operations where Reidar works as a Graduate Research Assistant – Mission...

Sheridan Godfrey

"I want all girls to know that they can be girly and feminine and be brilliant at the same time." -Sheridan Godfrey #ILookLikeAnEngineer

April 23, 2019

I have always wanted to be an astronaut. When it came time to apply to colleges I knew I wanted to go to a top aerospace university. As a Colorado native it was an easy choice to attend CU. As a small, blonde, female cheerleader, #ILookLikeAnEngineer is all about breaking...

Student in the pool with the RoboSub system

CU is diving into the field of autonomous submarines

April 23, 2019

CU Boulder researchers are taking a deep dive into the realm of autonomous submarines through a Small Business Technology Transfer contract sponsored by the Office of Naval Research. The work, which entered phase two last month, pairs the University of Colorado Boulder Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles center...

Collage of the six winners.

Six students earn NASA Space and Technology Research Fellowships

April 22, 2019

Master's and PhD students in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences are being recognized for earning 2019 NASA Space and Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF). The program which sponsors U.S. citizen and permanent resident graduate students who show significant potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating...

The International Space Station.

CU researchers get at the heart of the problem on ISS

April 22, 2019

Researchers at BioServe Space Technologies are developing a system to test heart function in microgravity. The results of their work could help NASA understand the long-term effects of space on astronauts’ hearts as well as common issues like arrhythmias back down on Earth. The newly awarded project is a partnership...