Eric Frew

Video: Using advanced UAV tech to improve severe storm forecasts

Aug. 20, 2018

What set CU Boulder Engineering apart from other universities for Associate Professor Eric Frew? Autonomous drone technology. Learn more about Frew and his groundbreaking work that's advancing our understanding of tornadoes and the weather around us.

A pen and paper.

Why we’re waiving application fees for domestic PhD students

Aug. 15, 2018

Now through Dec. 1, 2018, we’re waiving application fees for all domestic applicants to our CU Engineering PhD programs. We’re taking this unprecedented step for a few important reasons: To remove one more barrier for qualified applicants. Between GREs, visiting schools and submitting applications, the cost of applying to graduate...

Mark Sirangelo

Aerospace leader Sirangelo to join CU Boulder Engineering

Aug. 7, 2018

Mark Sirangelo, who just concluded his career as the head of aerospace giant Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems, is joining the University of Colorado Boulder as an entrepreneur-in-residence beginning this month. Bobby Braun, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, announced today that Sirangelo will join CU Boulder...

Draper Labs building.

Aerospace students earn prestigious Draper Fellowships

July 26, 2018

Congratulations to eight University of Colorado Boulder aerospace graduate students for being named to the 2018 Draper Fellow Program. The Draper Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for students to benefit from not only immersion in their university’s academic research environment, but also from Draper’s facilities, collective knowledge and experience. The...

Xinzhao Chu in Antarctica.

New Clues to Origins of Mysterious Atmospheric Waves in Antarctica

July 25, 2018

CU Boulder team led by Xinzhao Chu finds link between gravity waves in the upper and lower Antarctic atmosphere, helping create a clearer picture of global air circulation. Two years after a CIRES and CU Boulder team discovered a previously unknown class of waves rippling continuously through the upper Antarctic...

A UAV mid-flight.

Boulder researchers help lead drone week in San Luis Valley

July 19, 2018

Colorado's San Luis Valley has long been a hotbed for sightings of strange things in the sky, but this week it is not UFOs that are causing the buzz. Hundreds of drone flights have taken to the skies near Alamosa as part of what is billed as Flight Week, mounted...

The building under construction.

Building a new home for Smead Aerospace

July 16, 2018

Major progress is being made in the construction of a dedicated aerospace building for the University of Colorado Boulder. Work on the approximately 176,000 square-foot building has been underway since the fall. Once completed, the new building will include an indoor flight environment for testing unmanned aerial systems, as well...

Luis Zea

Bioserve research associate earns NASA Space Biology Program grant

July 5, 2018

NASA's Space Biology Program has selected 15 grant proposals to award across three appendices released under the Research Opportunities and Space Biology (ROSBio) Omnibus. Thirteen of the awards will simulate microgravity on the ground to characterize how biological systems respond to changes in gravity. One of the remaining two awards...

The rocket launch.

Bioserve experiments launch from Cape Canaveral

June 29, 2018

Two experiment payloads designed and built at CU Boulder are scheduled to blast off for the International Space Station in the early hours of June 29. The payloads, which will launch on board the SpaceX Dragon capsule, will support the study of new treatments for cancer and bacteria that can...

ASTRALiTe's 2-in-1 Topo-Bathy LiDAR.

CU Boulder LiDAR technology in the news

June 19, 2018

A LiDAR technology patented by the University of Colorado Boulder made news this week when ASTRALiTe, the exclusive licensee of the technology, announced the achievement of a major milestone in enhancing its mapping capabilities. The technology, invented in the lab of Jeffrey Thayer, professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at CU...