Visualization of solar flares

Grand Challenge: Solar storm chasers

Dec. 13, 2018

Mass media representations of space weather—variable conditions in space that can affect the technological systems modern society depends on—often evoke visions of catastrophic power grid failures and global chaos. The result can be gripping film or literature but, while such worst-case scenarios are possible, they can distort our understanding of...

Dan Scheeres

Meet our Faculty - Dan Scheeres

Dec. 12, 2018

Daniel Scheeres is a University of Colorado Distinguished Professor, the A. Richard Seebass Chair of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. His research spans astrodynamics and spacecraft navigation to planetary science and celestial mechanics. A primary focus of Scheeres’ work is studying mechanics of...

Researchers in Antarctica

The Buffs Who Summer in Antarctica

Dec. 7, 2018

Antarctica is one of Earth’s most forbidding places. That’s why CU researchers keep going back. Ian Geraghty (AeroEngr’18) spent his first season in Antarctica in 2017. Now a research assistant at CU, he’s part of an engineering team using laser equipment to study the mysteries of Earth’s atmosphere, including persistent...

A microscopic bacteria.

Health experiments launch for space station

Dec. 7, 2018

Bacteria will be soon be under the microscope in outer space as four new CU Boulder-led biological experiments are set to begin aboard the International Space Station. The research projects, which are supported by CU Boulder’s BioServe Space Technologies , will examine how the human immune system changes as people...

Jelliffe Jackson

Seminar: Capstone Design – From Student to Practitioner - Dec. 7

Dec. 6, 2018

Jelliffe Jackson - Smead Aerospace Fri. Dec. 7 | DLC | 12:00 PM Download Flyer Abstract: The Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences senior projects course provides our seniors a capstone experience, integrating the disciplinary knowledge from previous courses to conduct a realistic engineering design-build-test project to solve a complex engineering problem...

Mars series logo.

CU Experts Have A Hand In Popular National Geographic Series ‘MARS’

Dec. 5, 2018

The National Geographic channel is spotlighting the red planet in the television series ‘MARS’ and enlisting the help of experts from the University of Colorado Boulder. Robert Braun is the Dean of the school’s college of engineering, a professor of aerospace engineering and a technical consultant for the show. Braun,...

COBRA Team photo.

Student-built rocket tops 14,000 ft and sound barrier

Dec. 5, 2018

The University of Colorado Boulder student group the Colorado Boulder Rocketry Association (COBRA) successfully launched its Copperhead rocket to an altitude of 14,583 feet Sunday at 10:50 a.m. MST. The rocket, weighing in at 55.8 pounds, lifted off on a student-built N-class solid rocket motor and broke the sound barrier...

Ramya Kanlapuli Rajasekaran

"Unmanned Aerial systems is a field that is growing rapidly and I’m excited to contribute" - Ramya Kanlapuli Rajasekaran

Dec. 4, 2018

Name: Ramya Kanlapuli Rajasekaran Advisor/Lab: Eric Frew, RECUV Year of Study: First Year PhD student Hometown: Chennai, India I grew up in Chennai, India. I was very fascinated by flying objects from a very young age, and wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up. I leaned towards math...

Aly Badran

"This joyful feeling of being here never gets old." - Aly Badran

Dec. 4, 2018

Name: Aly Badran Advisor/Lab: David Marshall Year of Study: Second Year PhD student Hometown: Cairo, Egypt I grew up in Cairo Egypt. I joined CU Boulder for a semester exchange program through the American University in Cairo (AUC) in Fall 2013. After the exchange program, I ended up transferring to...

Waves on a beach.

Uneven Rates of Sea Level Rise Tied to Climate Change

Dec. 4, 2018

The pattern of uneven sea level rise over the last quarter century has been driven in part by human-caused climate change, not just natural variability, according to a new study. The findings suggest that regions of the world where seas have risen at higher than average rates — including the...