Sedat Biringen

Mourning the loss of Professor Emeritus Sedat Biringen (1945-2020)

July 15, 2020

Dr. Sedat H. Biringen took his last breath this morning, July 12, 2020, at 4:30am. He was an incredibly special person and took so much enjoyment in life. Born in 1945 in Istanbul, Turkey to Talat and Kaya Biringen, Sedat grew up playing piano and excelling as a great soccer...

Airship Italia

Space weather lessons from a 1928 dirigible debacle

July 13, 2020

Analysis of a disrupted SOS signal during an early polar expedition showcases the importance of taking space weather into account when exploring new frontiers. Eos, the magazine of the American Geophysical Union, spoke with research professor Delores Knipp about how space weather impacted an early airship expedition to the North...

Aerial view of campus

Johnson recognized by ASEE for engineering education

June 25, 2020

Congratulations to aerospace instructor Aaron Johnson for receiving a 2020 Apprentice Faculty Grant from the American Society for Engineering Education. The program "honors promising emerging engineering education scholars who have the potential for substantial contributions to the community." The honor was officially announced during this week's 2020 ASEE Virtual Conference...

Tobias Niederwieser and Alexander Hoehn in a BioServe laboratory with five FRDIGE units slated for delivery to NASA and the International Space Station.

Adapting research to social distancing on campus

June 22, 2020

After large portions of the University of Colorado Boulder shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, you could practically hear a pin drop on campus. But in the Aerospace Building, an array of space-critical research projects at...

 Wexler piloting a private plane.

Student pilot lands NASA internship

June 16, 2020

Benjamin Wexler has been flying from a young age, first in simulators and later as a private pilot. Now, he will be contributing to cutting-edge astronautics and aeronautics research as a 2020 NASA Pathways Internship fellow. The California native and University of Colorado Boulder dual degree aerospace engineering and...

Kristine Larson

“She will never be able to do this.” – A career of breaking scientific boundaries

June 12, 2020

Kristine Larson looks at GPS differently. Where many see only a wayfinding tool, Larson has stretched and reshaped the technology, inventing methods to use it for everything from measuring Arctic ice sheets to monitoring soil moisture on...

Brian Argrow

A message from the Chair

June 8, 2020

Dear AES students, I write to you as chair of the Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences. Several faculty, staff, and some of your fellow students have contributed to the message that follows. Black communities across the nation are deeply hurt and grieving the brutal killings of George Floyd, Breonna...

Vance Brand

The Right Stuff

June 8, 2020

Forty-five years ago, Vance Brand made history when he and his apollo crew members met with Soviet cosmonauts in space, only to narrowly survive a near-fatal landing back on Earth. In the midst of the Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union that spurred the costliest arms race...

Chris & Jannine Rouw

From Colorado Space Grant to Ball Aerospace: Alumni couple spotlight

June 8, 2020

There’s an adage in alumni engagement: the alumni couple who volunteers together, stays together. Chris (MAeroEngr’18) and Jannine Rouw (EngrPlus’18) are Buffs through and through and have been devoted volunteers to the College of Engineering and Applied Science from the moment they graduated. The Rouws were some of the first...

Abramowski's gold medal downhill run at the 1990 World Disabled Ski Championships.

Champion skier, aerospace engineer, and legally blind

June 2, 2020

Becoming an aerospace engineer for The Boeing Company, Paralympic medalist in downhill skiing, and advocate for blind or visually-impaired children takes perseverance, intellect and heart. Glen Abramowski (AeroEngr’88) has done it all, and he did it all while legally blind...