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...

Brian Argrow

Seminar - Countdown to Launch: Smead Aerospace 2019 (April 24)

April 21, 2019

Brian Argrow Chair, Smead Aerospace Wednesday, April 24, 2019 5:00 PM | MATH 100 Pre-Reception at 4:30 PM Download Flyer This summer 2019 the Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences (AES) will move into the new Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building on the East Campus. In addition to accommodating our expanding...

Martian landscape with habitat rendering

All-woman engineering team heads to NASA Mars competition

April 20, 2019

Watch the Competition Live 2019 BIG Idea Challenge Streaming Tuesday, April 23, 2019 8:15 AM - 2:00 PM (MST) CU Boulder will present 12:05 PM - 12:55 PM (MST) Stream Live Tuesday Team Roster In addition to CU Boulder, the team includes students at Harvard and Cornell Universities, industry support,...

Team photo

2019 Design Symposium & Keynote: Friday 4/19

April 17, 2019

The 2019 Aerospace Engineering Student Projects Symposium is Friday, April 19, in the Gallogly Discovery Learning Center. Students will present their projects solving real-world engineering problems faced by sponsoring businesses and labs. Check out the schedule below and visit our Senior Design section to find out more about each project.

Earth from space.

CubeSats prove their worth for scientific missions

April 17, 2019

Only a few years ago, the astronomy and heliophysics communities were skeptical about whether CubeSats could reliably obtain scientific data. But these breadloaf-size satellites have proven their ability to return useful data. During the American Physical Society's April Meeting 2019, being held April 13-16, in Denver, Colorado, Christopher S. Moore,...

Sam Fedeler and Brodie Wallace

Graduate students win prestigious NSF fellowships

April 15, 2019

The National Science Foundation has awarded 32 prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships to CU Boulder students, including two from Smead Aerospace, paving the way for them to continue their innovative and impactful research on campus. The awards, announced on April 9 , recognize outstanding graduate students from across the country in...

Christos Vassilicos

Seminar: Near Wall Turbulence Structure - April 17

April 13, 2019

J. Christos Vassilicos Professor of Fluid Mechanics, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London Wednesday, April 17 | DLC | 12:00 P.M. Download Flyer Abstract: Some of the most important properties of turbulent boundary layers are its mean flow and turbulence kinetic energy profiles. Townsend (1976) introduced the concept of wall-attached...

Lightning strikes the Earth viewed from space.

Mapping the energy of lightning in space

April 12, 2019

A lightning strike releases an incredible amount of energy, most of it felt on Earth’s surface, but some of that energy travels up, far above the clouds and into space, and a new satellite is being designed by the University of Colorado Boulder to map the phenomenon. Professor Bob Marshall has received a four-year, $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to develop...

LASP graduate students Bennet Schwab (left) and Robert Sewell pose with the DAXSS flight unit. (Courtesy CU/LASP)

From Concept to Satellite Instrument in Three Months

April 12, 2019

In the wake of an unfortunate event, two University of Colorado Boulder (CU) graduate students have accomplished a remarkable feat in space science: they’ve designed and built a new satellite instrument in less than three months. Bennet Schwab, a graduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, and Robert...