Hemp leaves in a laboratory.

Colorado lab working with BioServe to send hemp and coffee research to space

Dec. 11, 2019

A Colorado research laboratory is teaming up with a space-tech firm and University of Colorado Boulder research institute to send hemp and coffee into outer space, in order to learn more about the power plants. Front Range Biosciences team has partnered with BioServe Space Technologies, a CU Boulder institute that...

Trudy Schwartz

Seminar: Hands-on Learning in Aerospace Laboratory Courses - Dec. 11

Dec. 5, 2019

Trudy Schwartz Senior Instructor and Lab Manager, Smead Aerospace Wednesday, Dec. 11 | 2:30 P.M. | AERO 114 Abstract: In the Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences department hands-on learning is a significant component of the curriculum. At the undergraduate level, the program has 60+ laboratory exercises comprised of a variety of...

Dennis Akos and Allie Anderson

Akos, Anderson named 2020 Research & Innovation Office Faculty Fellows

Dec. 2, 2019

The Research & Innovation Office has announced the 2020 RIO Faculty Fellows , which is comprised of 13 of CU Boulder’s most promising faculty. Two members of the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences were named to the program: Professor Dennis Akos and Assistant Professor Allie Anderson...

Jorge Luis Barrera Cruz

"Rather than being part of a developed society, I want to transform the one I come from." - Jorge Luis Barrera Cruz #ILookLikeAnEngineer

Nov. 28, 2019

Why did you choose engineering at CU Boulder? It was a combination of factors. Mainly, I was fascinated by the ongoing research projects on the design of smart materials at the Center for Aerospace Structures in the Aerospace Department. I also was surprised to learn that there are groups in...

Paul Sánchez

Asteroid named for CU Boulder researcher

Nov. 25, 2019

Paul Sánchez is being recognized with a rare honor: an asteroid that bears his name. The International Astronomical Union has announced that asteroid 2000 VH57 is now officially named (20882) Paulsánchez. “It was quite unexpected,” said Sánchez, a senior research associate in the...

Tomoko Matsuo

Meet our Faculty: Tomoko Matsuo

Nov. 21, 2019

After completing training in Physics and Atmospheric Sciences in 2003, Tomoko Matsuo invested time to build expertise in statistics and data assimilation. She has received unique training in statistics as part of an NSF program to build collaborative research and training between statistics and the geosciences at NCAR's Institute of...

Marielle Pellegrino

Studying the cosmos with Miss Aerospace

Nov. 19, 2019

Studying the astrodynamics of space debris involves complex mathematical formulas and advanced calculations, but it is right up Marielle Pellegrino's alley. After all, she is Miss Aerospace. Four years ago, Pellegrino, an aerospace PhD student, Smead Scholar and Draper Fellow at the University of Colorado Boulder, created Miss Aerospace online...

Delores Knipp

Knipp recognized for expanding the field of space weather research

Nov. 19, 2019

Delores Knipp is earning two honors for her research into space weather. Knipp, a research professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and the Chancellor’s Grand-Challenge Space Weather Technology, Research and Education Center (SWxTREC) at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been awarded the 2019...

Drones lift a ‘Cut Before Flight’ ribbon to Ann Smead (left) and Brian Argrow at the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building grand opening ceremony on August 26, 2019.

Liftoff - 2019 a benchmark year for CU Engineering

Nov. 18, 2019

Aerospace has a new home at CU Boulder. The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences has moved into its new dedicated building on East Campus. Eighteen months after construction began, the four-story, 175,000-square-foot structure was completed over the summer. Classes and research are underway inside. “This new...

Karen Mulleners

Seminar: Dynamic stall onset and the road to recovery - Nov. 22

Nov. 15, 2019

Karen Mulleners Assistant Professor, Institute of Mechanical Engineering, EPFL, Switzerland Friday, Nov. 22 | 12:30 P.M. | AERO 120 Abstract: Dynamic stall on pitching airfoils is an important practical problem that affects for example rotary wing aircraft and wind turbines. It also comprises a number of interesting fundamental fluid dynamical...