Brian Argrow

Q&A with aerospace chair Brian Argrow

Sept. 25, 2017

Brian Argrow, the new chair of Smead Aerospace, talks Mars, drones, integrity and why he always books a window seat. If you could visit any planet in our solar system, which would you pick? Mars, of course. When I see images from the surface, they often remind me of places... Read more »
Christine Escobar and Katya Arquilla.

CU Aerospace students earn Women Forward in Technology Scholarships

Sept. 21, 2017

The inaugural Women Forward in Technology Scholarship awards feature a strong showing from the University of Colorado Boulder, with CU Engineering women earning 7 of the 16 scholarship slots. The scholarship program, created by a group of startup companies, seeks to honor exceptional women and grow their ranks in STEM... Read more »
SpaceX capsule floating over Earth.

Space Weather, CubeSat projects awarded CU Boulder Grand Challenge grants

Sept. 20, 2017

The cross-campus Grand Challenge initiative is announcing the selection of new additions to the Grand Challenge portfolio and projects led by Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences faculty are being awarded two of the three grant awards. The call for proposals, which was announced in June, is funding one large research initiative... Read more »
Cassini visualization traveling across Saturn's rings.

CU Boulder scientists and Cassini mission grand finale

Sept. 15, 2017

CU Aerospace Cassini Memories Bobby Braun, Smead Aerospace Professor and Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science: “Years ago, I was involved in a JPL-led review of the European Space Agency Huygens probe entry, descent and landing flight system and mission design to Titan.” Matt Rhode, Lab Coordinator,... Read more »
Two men launching fixed-wing UAVs.

New swarming drone technology could help find lost hikers, study wildlife

Sept. 6, 2017

CU Boulder researchers have developed an advanced drone “swarming” technology that allows a single operator to control multiple unmanned aircraft for a variety of tasks, which could include searching for lost hikers or studying wildlife. The CU Boulder team spent three weeks in August on the project at the Pawnee... Read more »
Readying a balloon launch.

Chasing the moon at 100,000 feet

Aug. 31, 2017

By Kenna Bruner As graduate student Viliam Klein watched the total solar eclipse from the ground in Jackson, Wyoming, he also kept an eye on his computer screen as it tracked the ascent of his high-altitude balloon. The helium-filled balloon carried a 360-degree camera to 105,000 feet above the Earth... Read more »
Phil DiStefano, Terri Fiez, Keoki Jackson, and Bobby Braun with the agreement.

Lockheed Martin, CU Boulder expand research collaboration

Aug. 29, 2017

Building on a $3 million partnership announced in 2016 to establish new academic programs focused on radio frequency (RF) systems, Lockheed Martin and CU Boulder today announced a follow-on Master Research Agreement (MRA), signed during a morning ceremony on the CU Boulder campus. The agreement provides a framework for all... Read more »
The ribbon cutting.

CU Boulder partner adds unclassified development space to Remote Sensing Data Lab

Aug. 25, 2017

The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Remote Sensing Systems Directorate (RS) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to unveil the addition of an unclassified development environment to the existing Tools, Applications, and Processing (TAP) Lab. This open environment will allow more third-party developers to create capabilities using unclassified remote sensing data... Read more »
Kristine Larson with a GPS device.

Breakthrough GPS work earns 2017 Governor's Award

Aug. 18, 2017

Congratulations to professor Kristine Larson for being named a winner of a 2017 Governor's Award for High-Impact Research for her work "GPS Reflections: Innovative Techniques." Now in their 9th year, the Governor's Awards are a project of CO-LABS, and celebrate the exceptional and groundbreaking work of scientists and engineers from... Read more »
Villiam Klein helping at a balloon launch

Young engineers aim for the stratosphere at Science Discovery camp

Aug. 17, 2017

On a recent summer morning in a baseball field near Limon, Colorado, CU Boulder aerospace PhD student Viliam Klein helped a group of Front Range-area high school students prepare to launch a high-altitude balloon. The test flight was the result of a week’s worth of hands-on STEM education for the... Read more »