Diagram showing reduced heat transport versus guided heat transport

Nanostructure research reveals new ways to direct heat flow in tech devices

Jan. 5, 2021

New findings from CU Boulder researchers in Physical Review Applied show that nanoscale structures on the surfaces of silicon membranes can significantly change the way that heat travels through the bulk of the membrane. This work could make existing devices that operate through silicon and other semiconductors – like cell...

Virtual Graduation Ceremony

Virtual Fall 2020 Engineering Graduation Ceremony

Dec. 16, 2020

The Engineering Graduation Ceremony celebrates the imminent graduation of College of Engineering and Applied Science bachelor's students, master's students, and doctoral students. We will be broadcasting a virtual Graduation Ceremony to celebrate our students graduating in December 2020.

Jamie Voros

The role of diversity in the next human spaceflight revolution

Dec. 12, 2020

PhD student Jamie Voros talks about the importance of having diverse teams design and build the next generation of spacecraft in a special TedX presentation. Watch it at Ted.com.

Rachel Mamich

Mamich named outstanding undergraduate for international achievement

Dec. 11, 2020

Rachel Mamich is from Littleton, Colorado, and is earning a joint bachelor’s and master’s degree in aerospace engineering with a minor in computer science. This award recognizes a student who demonstrates outstanding engagement in the international arena. During her time at CU, Rachel has served as an intern and graduate...

An eruption captured here by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory in the 304 Angstrom wavelength, which is typically colored in red.

Building artificial intelligence to study the sun

Dec. 8, 2020

Dr. Thomas Berger has landed a NASA grant to research space weather with machine learning. Berger, the executive director of the University of Colorado Boulder Space Weather Technology, Research and Education Center, is leading a team that has received a two-year, $496,000 grant to design a better forecasting system for...

The aerospace building.

Special Seminar: Life Beyond the Pandemic - How to Have a New Hope for 2021 and Beyond - Dec. 8

Dec. 3, 2020

Mark Sirangelo Entrepreneur-Scholar-in-Residence, Smead Aerospace Tuesday, Dec. 8 4 - 5 p.m. Zoom - Registration Required This has been a year that no one will forget. It has taken its toll on all in our CU Boulder family. While there is no way to minimize this time, in this seminar,...

Delores Knipp

Seminar: An Academic Home for a “Non-conforming” Space Scientist - Dec. 4

Dec. 2, 2020

Smead AES: An Academic Home for a “Non-conforming” Space Scientist (or Why Staying within the Lines While Coloring May Not be the Productive Approach) Delores Knipp Research Professor Friday, Dec. 4, 12:30 p.m. Zoom Webinar - Registration Required Abstract: Sciences is the Department’s ‘surname.’ In this reappointment seminar I will...

Melvin Rafi

Seminar: Aircraft Dynamics, Stability, and Control: Sensors and Feedback - Dec. 3

Dec. 2, 2020

Melvin Rafi Postdoctoral researcher, General Aviation Flight Lab at Wichita State University Thursday, Dec. 3, 9:00 a.m. Zoom Webinar Zoom Passcode: 835537 Abstract: Sensors and feedback play important roles in the safe control of atmospheric and space vehicles. In this teaching vignette, the fundamental concepts of sensors and feedback control...

Thermoelectric concept from Mahmoud Hussein

Hussein, Palo win 2020 Lab Venture Challenge

Nov. 24, 2020

Fourteen university innovators including Smead Aerospace's Mahmoud Hussein and Scott Palo pitched their technologies at Lab Venture Challenge (LVC), a funding competition hosted by Venture Partners at CU Boulder that helps commercially-promising technologies accelerate into impactful business ventures. Judges from the local entrepreneurial ecosystem awarded a record total of 12...

Spacewalking astronauts

Video: Lessons from human spaceflight for pandemic wellness

Nov. 24, 2020

On Nov. 18, Smead Aerospace hosted a special Zoom Lecture, Astronaut Panel & Workshop titled “Houston, we’re solving problems," on lessons from human spaceflight for pandemic wellness. Check out the recording below. Lecture: Astronauts experience isolation and confinement during missions, but also significant personal stressors before and after spaceflight. We...