A fixed wing drone flying in a supercell.

CU Boulder flies drones in supercell storms

June 18, 2018

As a supercell thunderstorm loomed, Eric Frew, an associate professor of aerospace at the University of Colorado Boulder, drove one of the vehicles in a three-vehicle convoy straight toward it. When Frew references "good" weather, he's talking about the roiling clouds that spit hail and spawn tornadoes, not sunny skies...

A group of officials standing with the final beam.

Aerospace building construction celebrates topping out

June 15, 2018

Construction of the new University of Colorado Boulder aerospace engineering building is hitting a major milestone with the installation of the final steel beam. A formal topping-out ceremony was held Wednesday at the building site on campus. The ceremony follows the Viking tradition of signing the final beam of a...

A mockup of the Dreamchaser at the construction site.

Is that a spaceship peeking out of CU Boulder's new aerospace building?

June 15, 2018

From the steel skeleton of what will become the University of Colorado's new aerospace engineering building, what appears to be the front end of a spaceship is visible from the street. Construction on the 175,000-square-foot project at CU's East Campus on Discovery Drive is underway, with the main building slated...

A probe going through the atmosphere attached to a parachute.

15th International Planetary Probe Workshop - June 11-15

June 13, 2018

The University of Colorado Boulder is proud to host the 15 th International Planetary Probe Workshop (IPPW-2018) June 11-15, 2018. Short Course June 9-10, 2018 Small Satellites: An Emerging Paradigm for Bold Planetary Exploration

Alan Sanchez

Dreamers Among Us

June 13, 2018

Alan Sanchez thinks far ahead in time and far away in space. With one course to go for a joint bachelor’s-master’s degree in aerospace engineering, the CU Boulder student has set his sights on a career in spacecraft propulsion. Long-term, he’s ready to ride all the way to Mars to...

Abhishektha Boppana

STEM Buffs recognizes Abhishektha Boppana for NSF Graduate Fellowship

June 12, 2018

This spring, 22 students across the CU Boulder campus (and 12 incoming CU graduate students) were awarded the competitive Graduate Research Fellowship Program Award (GRFP) from the National Science Foundation. The GRFP recognizes outstanding students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for their potential to contribute to research and...

Mahmoud Hussein

Mahmoud Hussein named ASME Fellow

May 21, 2018

Mahmoud Hussein has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The distinction is awarded to engineers for outstanding achievements and contributions, and has been bestowed upon only 2% of ASME’s 130,000 members. Hussein, who is an associate professor and Smead Faculty Fellow, is being recognized...

2018 graduates toss their caps.

2018 Aerospace #ForeverBuffs and Senior Design Honorees

May 10, 2018

On a perfect, sunny Colorado day, members of the Class of 2018 are celebrating their pending graduation. The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences holding its 2018 recognition ceremony Friday, May 10 under a canopy on the field adjacent to the Engineering Center.

Richard Schaden

CU Engineering advocate awarded honorary degree

May 10, 2018

Richard Schaden has been awarded an honorary degree by the University of Colorado Boulder. Schaden, a successful engineer, businessman, attorney, and philanthropist is a member of the Smead Aerospace External Advisory Board and a lecturer in both CU Engineering and at Wolf Law School. The honorary doctorate of humane letters...

Lisa Hardaway

Hardaway remembered as leader and CU champion

May 8, 2018

Without Lisa Hardaway (PhDAeroEngr’00), our picture of the universe wouldn’t be nearly as clear. Before she passed away in 2017, Hardaway contributed to both the Hubble Space Telescope and the New Horizons mission, which led to the first color, close-up images of Pluto. Dean Bobby Braun said that’s what he...