Iain Boyd

Boyd featured in multiple media outlets on spy balloon

Feb. 13, 2023

Iain Boyd was interviewed by national and international outlets on the balloon from China that overflew the United States. A professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Boyd is also the director of the CU Boulder Center for National Security Initiatives. He spoke to multiple...

Spy Balloon

Chinese spy balloon over the US: An aerospace expert explains

Feb. 13, 2023

The U.S. military shot down what officials have called a Chinese surveillance balloon off the coast of South Carolina on Feb. 4, 2023. Iain Boyd, professor of aerospace engineering sciences, explains how the balloons work and what they can see. Read it on The Conversation.

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: Getting Started with Aircraft Design - Feb. 9

Feb. 4, 2023

Divya Bhargava Assistant Teaching Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel Thursday, Feb. 9 | 10 a.m. | AERO 111 Abstract: There are three major phases of Aircraft Design: (1) conceptual design, (2) preliminary design, and (3) detail design. The Aircraft Design process starts with identifying requirements and performing initial calculations...

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Researchpalooza 2023 - Coming Friday, Feb. 10

The Smead Program presents: Researchpalooza. Friday, February 10, 2023, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., AERO 120 and 130. Join us for the revitalization of this yearly tradition! Smead Aerospace students and faculty are invited to give 10-minute talks highlighting current research in a friendly and informal event. Sign up to present now!

Brooke Owens Fellowship

Three aerospace students earn 2023 Brooke Owens Fellowships

Feb. 2, 2023

Three University of Colorado Boulder students have earned 2023 Brooke Owens Fellowships. The highly competitive program provides paid internships and mentoring to exceptional undergraduate women seeking careers in aviation or space exploration. Aerospace undergraduates Margot Daberkow, Skylar Edwards, and Sweta Alla have been named 2023 winners. The program honors the...

Sanghamitra Neogi

Faculty in Focus: Sanghamitra Neogi

Jan. 30, 2023

Sanghamitra Neogi is designing new materials at the quantum level to realize future technologies for thermal management and harsh environments like hypersonic flight. An assistant professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and Materials Science and Engineering Program, Neogi leads the CUANTUM laboratory, short for...

Samuel Kurtin

CU Boulder aerospace student earns 2023 Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship

Jan. 29, 2023

Samuel Kurtin has received a 2023 Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship. An aerospace master's student, Kurtin will receive a paid internship and executive mentorship through the program, which is designed to inspire the next generation of commercial spaceflight leaders. Samuel Kurtin is a second-year graduate student at CU Boulder studying aerospace engineering...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: A Human-Centered Approach to Complex Systems - Feb. 3

Jan. 28, 2023

Katya Arquilla Assistant Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT Friday, Feb. 3 | 9:30 a.m. | AERO 114 Abstract: Despite recent advances in robotics and autonomy, humans are still critical to the success of operations in real, unpredictable environments. Many aspects of human behavior and performance are challenging to quantify and...

Brad Cheetham

Future Insight Seminar: So, you want to start a space company? - Feb. 2

Jan. 27, 2023

A talk with Bradley Cheetham: How to start up and build a successful commercial space company in Colorado. Please join Mark Sirangelo as he welcomes Bradley Cheetham a lifelong space advocate, highly experienced engineer, a three-time entrepreneur and, seasoned graduate-level instructor for a fascinating talk on what it takes to use your CU degree to conceive, start and build a successful commercial space company in Colorado...

Mission Control at NASA.

NASA selects seven CU Boulder students for prestigious internships

Jan. 27, 2023

Seven aerospace students at the University of Colorado Boulder are taking off with distinguished NASA Pathways Internships. Undergraduates Barbara De Figueiredo Vera, David McGraw, Sophia Orlandella, Shawn Patel, Aaditya Pore, Alexandra Putman, and Anthony Storm have each been selected for the program. NASA Pathways offers a unique, in-depth paid internship...