Richard Barnitz and a second soldier in Marine Corps uniforms.

CU launches Society of American Military Engineers chapter

Feb. 12, 2018

As a CU engineering student and a veteran, I’ve met many students like myself who are hoping to expand their scope of knowledge about real engineering issues. So this week we’re having our first meeting of the CU chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers ! SAME is a...

HP Schaub at the SciTech forum

Double honors for CU Aerospace's Professor Schaub

Feb. 9, 2018

Hanspeter Schaub receiving the J. Leland Atwood Award. University of Colorado Boulder Smead Aerospace Professor Hanspeter Schaub has received not one, but two awards from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Schaub accepted the J. Leland Atwood Award and the Mechanics and Control of Flight Award during the...

Team MAXWELL group photo.

CU Boulder CubeSat team wins Air Force university competition

Feb. 6, 2018

The MAXWELL cubesat, a University of Colorado Boulder Smead Aerospace graduate project, has been selected as a winner in the Air Force University Nanosatellite Program Flight Selection Review. Ten university teams were competing for two available slots on a future rocket launch. The Air Force has provided funding to CU...

A student in a space suit meeting someone at the Capitol.

Join CU Boulder for Aerospace Day at the Capitol 2018

Feb. 5, 2018

Join CU Boulder, the Colorado Space Business Roundtable, the Colorado Space Coalition, Citizens for Space Exploration, and the Aerospace States' Association on March 19, 2018 for a day at the Colorado State Capitol. A full day of networking and dialogue with our Colorado Legislators discussing how Colorado became one of...

Students from the winning teams with oversized prize checks.

CU Boulder aerospace team aces International Student Competition

Jan. 26, 2018

University of Colorado Boulder aerospace senior design Team REPTAR has earned first place in the 2018 American Institute of Aeronautics and Aerospace International Student Competition team division. The award was presented at the annual AIAA SciTech Forum, held in Orlando, Florida. The recognition follows Team REPTAR's first place perfomance at...

Ellison Onizuka and Kalpana Chawla

Challenger memorial event to be held Jan. 28

Jan. 26, 2018

The annual Challenger memorial event will take place at 9:38 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, to coincide with the exact anniversary of the Challenger disaster. It will begin in front of the Regent Center on the Regent Drive side. Air Force ROTC cadets will be conducting a silent march from there...

Penina Axelrad

Axelrad aims for the stars

Jan. 25, 2018

Penina Axelrad is, at heart, a problem-solver. Her drive to discover creative, elegant solutions has been the hallmark of her career, from earning her PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1991 from Stanford, to joining the faculty of University of Colorado Boulder’s Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences in 1992, through...

Ann Smead and Michael Byram with Bobby Braun, Dan Scheeres, and Penina Axelrad

A year in Smead Aerospace (Jan. 23, 2017 - Jan. 23, 2018)

Jan. 23, 2018

Distinguished Professor Dan Scheeres, college of engineering Dean Bobby Braun, Ann Smead, Michael Byram, and then-Aerospace Chair Penina Axelrad at the naming announcement. It was one year ago today that the CU Boulder aerospace department became Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences, the result of a major gift from passionate CU Boulder...

The team with professor Kyri Baker.

CU Boulder team finalists in NASA Mars competition

Jan. 22, 2018

Wanted: college students to help NASA get to Mars. No prior Martian experience necessary. The space agency is turning to an unlikely resource in its quest to conquer the red planet, and University of Colorado Boulder students are answering the call. It is all part of the NASA BIG Idea...

Still frame from the YouTube video

Watch: Your future with Smead Aerospace

Jan. 17, 2018

Having a degree from Smead Aerospace opens the door to the aerospace industry. These students who we are graduating with their advanced degrees, PhDs, master's who are going into industry, going into academia, going into agencies, research institutes. Some are going on to other graduate programs. Ninety percent of our students are...