Penina Axelrad

Axelrad aims for the stars

Jan. 25, 2018

Penina Axelrad is, at heart, a problem-solver. Her drive to discover creative, elegant solutions has been the hallmark of her career, from earning her PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1991 from Stanford, to joining the faculty of University of Colorado Boulder’s Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences in 1992, through... Read more »
Ann Smead and Michael Byram with Bobby Braun, Dan Scheeres, and Penina Axelrad

A year in Smead Aerospace (Jan. 23, 2017 - Jan. 23, 2018)

Jan. 23, 2018

Distinguished Professor Dan Scheeres, college of engineering Dean Bobby Braun, Ann Smead, Michael Byram, and then-Aerospace Chair Penina Axelrad at the naming announcement. It was one year ago today that the CU Boulder aerospace department became Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences, the result of a major gift from passionate CU Boulder... Read more »
The team with professor Kyri Baker.

CU Boulder team finalists in NASA Mars competition

Jan. 22, 2018

Wanted: college students to help NASA get to Mars. No prior Martian experience necessary. The space agency is turning to an unlikely resource in its quest to conquer the red planet, and University of Colorado Boulder students are answering the call. It is all part of the NASA BIG Idea... Read more »
Still frame from the YouTube video

Watch: Your future with Smead Aerospace

Jan. 17, 2018

Having a degree from Smead Aerospace opens the door to the aerospace industry. These students who we are graduating with their advanced degrees, PhDs, master's who are going into industry, going into academia, going into agencies, research institutes. Some are going on to other graduate programs. Ninety percent of our students are...Read more »
Aaron Aboaf and Luke Bury

Two students honored as AIAA/Aviation Week "Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders"

Jan. 10, 2018

University of Colorado Boulder aerospace students Aaron Aboaf and Luke Bury are being recognized as "Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders: The 20 Twenties," an annual awards program from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' and Aviation Week. The awards recognize 20 top science, technology, engineering, and math students each year, who... Read more »
Team REPTAR group photo

Senior design CubeSat bound for national competition

Jan. 5, 2018

By Aaron McCusker: Our team was a randomly selected group of nine aerospace engineering seniors and one electrical engineering senior at CU Boulder. We named our team REPTAR (Recoverable ProTection After Re-entry). The goal of our project was to design, build, and test a vehicle that would contain and protect... Read more »
Jen Uchida by a G600 jet.

From NAVAIR to Gulfstream, alumna readies next generation aircraft.

Dec. 21, 2017

Jen Uchida is flying high above the Earth aboard the latest Gulfstream jet, the G600. The 2004 BS/MS aerospace graduate isn't the typical passenger for this type of plane – she is not a high-powered corporate executive or well-known public figure, but then again, this is not a typical Gulfstream... Read more »
Amber Bishop in a hanger.

Senior flying toward an aerospace future

Dec. 21, 2017

Amber Bishop may still be an undergraduate, but she is already working on building up the next generation of aerospace engineers. The CU Boulder aerospace senior is...Read more »
Hanspeter Schaub

Schaub honored by AIAA

Dec. 20, 2017

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is honoring University of Colorado Boulder aerospace Professor Hanspeter Schaub with the 2017 J. Leland Atwood Award. The recognition is bestowed on one aerospace engineering educator annually for outstanding contributions to the profession. The distinction recognizes Schaub for his "innovation, elegance, dedication, enthusiasm,... Read more »
IPPW and Smead Aerospace logos.

CU Boulder to host the 15th Annual International Planetary Probe Workshop

Dec. 20, 2017

The University of Colorado Boulder is proud to host the 15 th International Planetary Probe Workshop (IPPW2018). Workshop Dates: June 11-15, 2018 Short Course: "Small Satellites: An Emerging Paradigm for Bold Planetary Exploration" to precede the Workshop: Short Course Dates: June 9-10, 2018 Visit the official IPPW 2018 website to... Read more »