A student placing a wreath.

Challenger, Columbia memorial event to be held Feb. 3

Jan. 30, 2019

The annual memorial event will take place on campus at 9:39 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, to honor the astronauts who perished in the Challenger and Columbia disasters. The event will begin in front of the Regent Administrative Center. Air Force ROTC cadets will be conducting a silent march from there...

New Venture Challenge Logo.

New Venture Challenge adds Hardware Track

Jan. 30, 2019

The CU Boulder New Venture Challenge is recruiting participants for its 11th annual competition, offering mentoring and resources for budding entrepreneurs and more than $200,000 for campus startups to make their ideas a reality. The program trains participants to develop a business venture from scratch, connect with customers, create a...

Missy Cummings

Watch Online - Seminar: A Machine Learning Approach to Modeling Human Interaction with Autonomous Systems

Jan. 22, 2019

Update: Watch the seminar Download presentation slides Missy Cummings - Director, Humans and Autonomy Laboratory, Duke University Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 | DLC | 4:45 P.M. Download Flyer Abstract: There is significant interest in the development and deployment of safety-critical technologies with embedded autonomy. However, most of these systems require...

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...