Plasma research.

Seminar: Recent Developments in High Temperature Gas-Surface Interaction Investigations - Jan. 24

Jan. 22, 2019

Douglas Fletcher - Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont Thu. Jan. 24, 2019 | DLC | 12:00 pm Download Flyer Abstract: Significant progress has been made recently in the application of laser-spectroscopic measurement techniques to diagnose the non-equilibrium reacting layer over a material exposed to trajectory-relevant, stagnationpoint plasma heating environment...

Paul Constantine

Seminar: Parameter Reduction Techniques for Aerospace Models: Applications to Design and Uncertainty Quantification - Jan. 23

Jan. 22, 2019

Paul Constantine - Assistant Professor, Computer Science Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 | DLC | 12:00 pm Download Flyer Abstract: Scientists and engineers use computer simulations to study relationships between a physical model’s input parameters and its output predictions. However, thorough parameter studies---e.g., constructing response surfaces, optimizing or averaging---are challenging or...

Allie Anderson

Goal of putting people on Mars increasingly within reach

Jan. 15, 2019

“I believe I will see people on the surface of Mars before I die” - Smead Aerospace Asst. Professor Allie Anderson From CGTN (China Global Television Network): China’s moon landing – along with past Soviet and American ones – are warm-ups of sorts for the next frontier: Mars. Putting people...

The 2019 Hyperloop team.

Announcing the first-ever Colorado Hyperloop Workshop

Jan. 15, 2019

Hyperloop is a conceptual transportation technology first proposed by Elon Musk in 2012. Potentially capable of speeds up to 760 mph, the concept could enable traveling across the United States – and other places around the world – in a fraction of the time it takes now. In 2015, SpaceX...

Iain Boyd

Seminar: Fully Coupled Modeling of Nonequilibrium Flow and Material Response for Hypersonic Vehicles - Jan 14

Jan. 11, 2019

Iain Boyd - University of Michigan Monday, Jan. 14 | DLC | 12:00 PM Download Flyer Abstract: Nonequilibrium describes a physical process that is not able to reach a well-defined equilibrium state within a time scale relevant to a system. For gas flow around a hypersonic vehicle, nonequilibrium energy transfer...

X-15 plane

Wanted: A Hypersonics Workforce

Jan. 9, 2019

“Boost-glide,” the method of using rocket pro­pulsion to achieve high speed before an un­powered glide, is an apt metaphor for U.S. investment in hypersonics research and education. Recent interviews with government leaders and experts suggest that the U.S. no longer has the luxury of exploring hyperson­ic flight as an unchallenged...

Kristyn Sample

From there to here: a nontraditional path to an aerospace career

Jan. 8, 2019

Kristyn Sample struggled to find her place after high school. The Columbia, Missouri native was getting by working waitressing jobs around Kansas City, but knew she wanted more. Now 27, Sample has graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder as an aerospace engineer, is newly married, has left a legacy...

CU Boulder Next: Experience what's next in Aerospace.

San Francisco: experience what's next in aerospace

Jan. 4, 2019

Did you know experiments on the International Space Station are being done to help the rest of us that will never venture off planet Earth? NASA award-winning engineer Shankini Doraisingam (AeroEngr’98) will give you an insider’s look at the research and how we’ll benefit. Thursday, Feb. 21 | 5:30 p.m...

Evan Thomas

Seminar: Remote Sensing for Developing Communities - Jan. 11

Jan. 2, 2019

Evan Thomas - Mortenson Center / CU Engineering Fri. Jan. 11, 2019 | DLC | 12:00 PM Download Flyer Abstract: Nearly a billion people in the world lack access to safe drinking water, two billion have inadequate sanitation facilities, and three billion use firewood for their daily energy needs. Combined,...

An astronaut on a spacewalk.

Students designing augmented reality system for astronauts

Dec. 20, 2018

NASA is turning to university students for help with the next big space technology – augmented reality. The University of Colorado Boulder has been selected by NASA as one of 16 colleges to participate in the Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students (SUITS) 2019 challenge. The mission? To develop an...