Heather Hava with strawberry plants.

Sky-high harvest: Space gardening for astronauts

Nov. 18, 2016

Graduate student Heather Hava’s gardening skills are out of this world. Hava, who is in aerospace engineering sciences , has dedicated much of her CU Boulder academic life to developing advanced fruit and vegetable gardening systems that may someday be used by spacefarers living in outposts on Mars or the...

Bobby Braun in front of a National Geographic sign saying 'Mars'.

Mars Series Debuts with CU Connection

Nov. 11, 2016

National Geographic will debut its six-part miniseries “Mars” on Monday, Nov. 14 , and the fascinating docudrama has a CU Boulder connection. Incoming engineering dean and aerospace professor Bobby Braun served as a technical consultant for the show over the past year, working with the writers, producers, director, set designers...

Matthew Hurst

Astronaut Scholarship Winner Has Out-Of-This-World Goals

Nov. 8, 2016

Matt Hurst dreams of becoming an astronaut. It’s a desire shared by many around the world, but for Hurst, these are not merely idle thoughts of someone staring at the night sky. As an aerospace student, Hurst is on a path he hopes will take him into space, but if...

Sanghamitra Neogi

DARPA Grant for Nano-Sized Research Could Lead to Big Changes

Nov. 8, 2016

Dead cell phones are the problem of the 21st-century. Walk into any coffee shop or airport and every outlet in sight will be plugged with chargers. However, what if you never had to worry about charging your phone again, because your charger was your own body heat. It's a future...

Blair Thompson

Alumnus with Three Master's Degrees and a PhD is Still Learning

Nov. 8, 2016

Blair Thompson spends a lot of time thinking about satellite flight trajectories and navigation. It is his job, after all, but it's also a personal drive. You don't earn three master’s degrees and a PhD by accident, well, one of them was sort of by accident, but more on that...

New Aerospace Building Artist's Rendering.

Counting Down to Groundbreaking for a New Aerospace Building

Nov. 8, 2016

How should a new aerospace building at CU Boulder look? What kind of lab space is needed? How big should the classrooms be? Campus officials are working to answer exactly those question as they draw up designs for the proposed structure. Earlier this year, CU Boulder publicly announced a push...

CU-E3 rendering

Aerospace Students Named Finalists in NASA Deep Space Derby

Oct. 31, 2016

A CU Boulder student team has been named a finalist in NASA’s CubeQuest Challenge small satellite design and launch competition. The team received the news in a conference call with NASA, according to Alec Forsman, an aerospace graduate student and the team’s project manager. “I was nervous. We had a...

Students at AeroSpace Ventures Day.

Careers, collaborations highlight 2016 AeroSpace Ventures Day

Oct. 31, 2016

CU Boulder students and faculty discussed innovation, collaboration and career opportunities with thought leaders and executives from Colorado’s aerospace industry on campus Oct. 27 at the 4th annual AeroSpace Ventures Day hosted by AeroSpace Ventures at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP). The event brought together representatives from...


QB50 Satellite Leaves The Nest

Oct. 24, 2016

CU Boulder's QB50 cubesat has taken a major step forward. On Friday, after months of building and testing, the bread-box sized satellite left campus and is headed to the Netherlands. It's going to the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics for final work before it returns to the United States...

Brian Argrow

Designing UAVs to Help Predict Tornadoes - AIAA Spotlight on Brian Argrow

Oct. 20, 2016

Unmanned aerial vehicles are becoming more and more popular, but professor Brian Argrow, the October 2016 member spotlight for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), is way ahead of the curve. He's been using the technology for over 15 years, and is part of a team aiming to...