Lisa Hardaway

NASA’s New Horizons Mission Honors Memory of Lisa Hardaway

June 23, 2017

NASA’s New Horizons mission team honored the life and contributions of aerospace engineer Lisa Hardaway on Thursday by dedicating the spectrometer she helped to develop – which brought the first color close-up images of Pluto to the world – in her memory. Hardaway, who died in January at age 50,... Read more »
Ben Fried at the NASA check presentation.

Student Team Wins Satellite Launch Slot From NASA

June 14, 2017

A University of Colorado Boulder student satellite team has won a free ride to space. NASA announcing last week that CU Boulder’s Earth Escape Explorer (CU-E3) is one of three national winners in the space agency’s Cube Quest Challenge small satellite competition. The contest is focused on finding innovative solutions... Read more »
The Women in Aerospace Symposium attendees standing for a photo outside with the Flatirons in the background.

Research, Career Opportunities Highlighted for Women in Aerospace

June 7, 2017

The 2017 CU Boulder-MIT-Stanford Women in Aerospace Symposium was hosted by the Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at CU Boulder on May 31 and June 1. Sixteen outstanding women doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in aerospace engineering disciplines participated, representing a variety of academic institutions across the country. Several male... Read more »
Assembling the prototype.

NASA Spotlight on CU Boulder Cube Quest Team

June 6, 2017

The shoebox-size CU Earth Escape Explorer (CU-E 3 ) is being assembled by the University of Colorado, Boulder, Aerospace Engineering Science Graduate Projects Class. CU-E 3 is designed for a communications technology demonstration mission, slated to travel more than 2.5 million miles into space. As a Deep Space Derby entry,... Read more »
SpaceX Capsule in space.

SpaceX to launch CU-built heart, bone health experiments to space station

June 5, 2017

A SpaceX rocket was slated to launch two University of Colorado Boulder-built payloads to the International Space Station (ISS) from Florida on Thursday, including one to look at changes in cardiovascular stem cells in microgravity that may someday help combat heart disease on Earth. The second payload will be used... Read more »
A previous balloon launch.

High-altitude balloon experiments could enable hypersonic flight

May 25, 2017

Future unmanned hypersonic aircraft may ultimately owe part of their success to University of Colorado Boulder atmospheric research. A consortium of universities led by the CU Boulder Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences has received a five year, $7.5 million Department of Defense grant to investigate the... Read more »
Jim Nabity

James Nabity honored as Outstanding Faculty Advisor for 2017

May 18, 2017

Congratulations to associate professor James Nabity for earning the 2017 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award from the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The award recognizes faculty and staff advisors who demonstrate exceptional advising skills and serve as role models to other advisors. He received glowing nominations for the award from... Read more »
Commercial plane in flight.

Frequent flyers advised: Radiation risk may be on the rise

May 16, 2017

A heads-up for commercial air crews and other frequent fliers: The risk of exposure to radiation particles screaming Earthward from space may increase a bit in the next few years as the activity of our sun decreases, says a CU Boulder professor. There are more than 100,000 commercial airline flights... Read more »
Delores Knipp

Knipp Honored with 2017 CEDAR Prize Lecture

April 26, 2017

Congratulations to research professor Delores Knipp , who has been selected to give the 2017 CEDAR Prize Lecture. Knipp is receiving the honor for her space weather research “unraveling the physical connection between shock-led interplanetary coronal mass ejections (ICMEs) and the subsequent response in the neutral thermosphere." CEDAR, the Coupling,... Read more »
A group of senior design students standing together.

2017 Senior Design Symposium Success!

April 21, 2017

It's senior design time! The Aerospace Engineering Student Projects Symposium was April 21, 2017 in the Gallogly Discovery Learning Center. Students gave presentations on their projects, designed to solve real-world engineering problems faced by sponsoring businesses and labs. Check out our Flickr album for photos.Read more »