Tim Minton working with students.

Record breaking $50 million+ year for aerospace research at CU Boulder

Oct. 26, 2021

The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder has had a record-breaking year for research funding, bringing in $53 million in awards. The fiscal year 2021 number, which totals $53,101,624, blasts by the previous record of $33.2 million, set just one year ago in 2020...

Peter Hamlington

Seminar: Structure and Dynamics of Buoyant Jets and Plumes - Oct. 29

Oct. 26, 2021

Peter Hamlington Associate Professor, CU Boulder Rady Mechanical Engineering Friday, October 29 | 12:00 P.M. | Hybrid - AERO 114 & Zoom Webinar Abstract: Buoyant jets and plumes are found in a variety of natural and engineering contexts, including industrial burners, wildfires, hydrothermal vents, and volcanic plumes. Prior research has...

Kapil Gangwar

Seminar: Aerospace Truss Assemblies - Oct. 29

Oct. 25, 2021

Kapil Gangwar Assistant Professor, Oregon Institute of Technology Friday, October 29 | 8:00 a.m. | Zoom Webinar Abstract: Several aerospace structures, including fuselage, wing ribs and solar arrays, utilize truss assemblies. In addition to providing the required strength and structure assembly, truss assemblies also provide an attachment points for engines,...

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Seminar: Pressure Vessels - Theory and Design Problems - Oct. 22

Oct. 20, 2021

Soheil Fatehiboroujeni Postdoctoral Reseacher, Cornell University Friday, October 22 | 8:00 a.m. | Zoom Webinar Abstract: Pressure vessels are closed structures containing liquids or gases under pressure. Familiar examples include fuel tanks, pipes, and pressurized cabins in aircraft and space vehicles. When pressure vessels have walls that are thin in...

Matt Rhode with a student and their rocket.

Teaching aerospace through model rockets with Windsor High School

Oct. 14, 2021

Students at Windsor High School in northern Colorado were given the opportunity to combine rocket science with studying altitudes and velocities. Matt Rhode, Smead Aerospace mechanical design & manufacturing lab manager met with a group of high school students to teach them about physics through rocket launches. See the full...

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Future Insights Seminar: 5G and the Frontier of Spectrum Sharing - How is it being implemented and what is its future? - Oct. 20

Oct. 13, 2021

Keith Gremban Research Professor, CU Boulder Mark Sirangelo Entrepreneur-in-Residence, CU Boulder Wednesday, Oct. 20 | 4:30 P.M. | Zoom Webinar Join Mark Sirangelo as he welcomes Dr. Keith Gremban, one of the country’s leading experts in 5G and spectrum sharing, for a unique discussion and Q&A on the leading developments...


Lightning strikes may trigger short-term thinning in the ozone layer

Oct. 11, 2021

Crack! Lightning strikes are bright and loud—violent enough to shake your bones and light up the sky. Now, a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder suggests that these powerful events may also alter the chemistry of Earth’s atmosphere, even affecting Earth’s all-important ozone layer. The results, published...

The Aerospace Building

Seminar: Dust Detector and Analyzer Instruments - Oct. 13

Oct. 8, 2021

Zoltan Sternovsky Associate Professor, Smead Aerospace / LASP Wednesday, Oct. 13 | 12:00 P.M. | AERO 114 Abstract: The tremendous success of the Cosmic Dust Analyzer (CDA) instrument on the Cassini mission provided inspiration for further dust investigations. There are currently two NASA flagship missions in development that will carry...

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Seminar: Naval Research Lab Multi-disciplinary Research in Marine Meterology and Atmospheric Sciences - Oct. 12

Oct. 7, 2021

Jim Hansen Superintendent, Marine Meteorology Division - U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Tuesday, Oct. 12 | 11:30 A.M. | AERO 114 Dr. Jim Hansen is the Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Marine Meteorology Division (MMD) in Monterey, CA. He directs a broadly based, multi-disciplinary program of scientific research,...

Chu's lidar facility in operation in Antarctica.

$3.3 million grant to advance climate and space weather research from Antarctica

Oct. 5, 2021

It is one of the coldest and most isolated places on Earth, but for a team of scientists and engineers from CU Boulder, it is the ideal location to conduct complex space-atmospheric research: the frozen tundra of Antarctica.