New study highlights 'hidden figure' of sun-watchers

Oct. 25, 2017

Few people have heard of Hisako Koyama, but the dedicated female solar observer, born in Tokyo in 1916, created one of the most important sunspot records of the past 400 years, according to new research published by the American Geophysical Union. The new study, led by CU Boulder, recounts Koyama’s...

Christine Reilly with astronaut Al Worden

Reilly awarded prestigious astronaut scholarship

Oct. 24, 2017

Christine Reilly, a senior aerospace engineering major, has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). Reilly was presented the award by Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden during a ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Andrews Hall. "I first became interested in space watching science fiction shows with...

New aerospace building rendering.

Community invited to groundbreaking for aerospace engineering building Oct. 26

Oct. 20, 2017

CU Boulder invites students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community to a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 26, to kick off construction of a new 144,000-square-foot aerospace engineering sciences building on East Campus that is slated to open in the summer of 2019. The celebration will set the stage for...

Dynamics of Lattice Materials book.

Mahmoud Hussein's Dynamics of Lattice Materials published

Oct. 10, 2017

University of Colorado Boulder Smead Aerospace Associate Professor Mahmoud Hussein's new book has been published. Hussein is co-editor of Dynamics of Lattice Materials. Lattice materials are artificial low-weight periodic materials with unique acoustic and mechanical properties superior to conventional materials. It is an emerging area of research in which his...

Brian Argrow

Q&A with aerospace chair Brian Argrow

Sept. 25, 2017

Brian Argrow, the new chair of Smead Aerospace, talks Mars, drones, integrity and why he always books a window seat. If you could visit any planet in our solar system, which would you pick? Mars, of course. When I see images from the surface, they often remind me of places...

Christine Escobar and Katya Arquilla.

CU Aerospace students earn Women Forward in Technology Scholarships

Sept. 21, 2017

The inaugural Women Forward in Technology Scholarship awards feature a strong showing from the University of Colorado Boulder, with CU Engineering women earning 7 of the 16 scholarship slots. The scholarship program, created by a group of startup companies, seeks to honor exceptional women and grow their ranks in STEM...

SpaceX capsule floating over Earth.

Space Weather, CubeSat projects awarded CU Boulder Grand Challenge grants

Sept. 20, 2017

The cross-campus Grand Challenge initiative is announcing the selection of new additions to the Grand Challenge portfolio and projects led by Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences faculty are being awarded two of the three grant awards. The call for proposals, which was announced in June, is funding one large research initiative...

Cassini visualization traveling across Saturn's rings.

CU Boulder scientists and Cassini mission grand finale

Sept. 15, 2017

CU Aerospace Cassini Memories Bobby Braun, Smead Aerospace Professor and Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science: “Years ago, I was involved in a JPL-led review of the European Space Agency Huygens probe entry, descent and landing flight system and mission design to Titan.” Matt Rhode, Lab Coordinator,...

Two men launching fixed-wing UAVs.

New swarming drone technology could help find lost hikers, study wildlife

Sept. 6, 2017

CU Boulder researchers have developed an advanced drone “swarming” technology that allows a single operator to control multiple unmanned aircraft for a variety of tasks, which could include searching for lost hikers or studying wildlife. The CU Boulder team spent three weeks in August on the project at the Pawnee...

Readying a balloon launch.

Chasing the moon at 100,000 feet

Aug. 31, 2017

By Kenna Bruner As graduate student Viliam Klein watched the total solar eclipse from the ground in Jackson, Wyoming, he also kept an eye on his computer screen as it tracked the ascent of his high-altitude balloon. The helium-filled balloon carried a 360-degree camera to 105,000 feet above the Earth...