Michelle Lin and Sage Sherman.

Aerospace students named to CU Boulder’s inaugural Colorado Science and Engineering Policy Fellowship

March 20, 2018

Science and engineering isn’t all equations and calculations. Policy is increasingly playing a hand in what guides the technical world. That’s why CU Engineering in partnership with the CU Office of Government Relations and the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research have teamed up with Colorado state representatives Chris...

Rocket launching.

Tory Bruno of United Launch Alliance to visit CU Boulder

March 19, 2018

Tory Bruno, president and CEO of United Launch Alliance, will host a seminar about ULA’s vision for a self-sustaining space economy and transforming the future of space launch during a visit to campus March 20. Bruno, a graduate of Cal Poly, took the helm at Centennial-based United Launch Alliance in...

A group photo of the team.

CU Boulder earns 2nd place in NASA BIG Idea Mars competition

March 16, 2018

The University of Colorado Boulder has earned second place in NASA’s Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge. The engineering design competition enlists university teams from across the nation to develop creative solutions to some of the agency’s most relevant challenges. In 2017, NASA called for proposals for large power...

CU Boulder Professor Xinlin Li holds up a model of the CSSWE cube satellite that studied energetic particles in Earth's magnetosphere. The new CIRBE cube satellite will build on the success of the CSSWE. Photo: LASP

Shoebox-sized cube satellite to study Earth's inner radiation belt

March 14, 2018

A NASA-funded cube satellite built and operated by CU Boulder researchers will study the inner radiation belt of Earth’s magnetosphere, providing new insight into the energetic particles that can disrupt satellites and threaten spacewalking astronauts. CU Boulder Professor Xinlin Li holds up a model of the CSSWE cube satellite that...

A rendering of a space probe approaching an asteroid.

The Wild Lives of Asteroids

March 13, 2018

Saturday, March 17, 2018 • 1–3 p.m. Daniel Scheeres, Distinguished Professor, Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Asteroids frequently pass close to or impact the Earth, very occasionally with devastating consequences for life. The last few decades of space exploration and scientific research have turned our understanding of asteroids completely inside out,...

Aerospace Building construction site.

New aerospace building construction under way -- watch our live webcam for progress updates!

March 12, 2018

A new building is taking shape on the University of Colorado Boulder’s East Campus, and it’s getting an extra boost thanks to expanding student enrollment. Construction of a 144,000-square-foot dedicated facility for the Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department has been underway since October, with grading and foundation...

Shankini Doraisingam and Jack Fischer inside Fiske Planetarium

Bioserve engineer earns NASA Silver Snoopy Award

March 2, 2018

Congratulations to Shankini Doraisingam for receiving the Silver Snoopy Award for her work with astronauts aboard the International Space Station! Doraisingam is an engineer with the University of Colorado Boulder's Bioserve Space Technologies, a center that has designed, built and flown microgravity life science research and hardware on dozens of...

Jack Fischer

Jack Fischer Presentation and Q&A

Feb. 21, 2018

Friday, March 2 | 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Fiske Planetarium , Main Campus. *Space is limited, please RSVP. Jack D. Fischer (Colonel, U.S. Air Force) was selected by NASA in July 2009. Having grown up in nearby Louisville, Colorado, Fischer served as a Flight Engineer aboard the International...

Students holding the drone.

How a CU Boulder drone will track and crack hidden language of sperm whales

Feb. 14, 2018

A team of engineering students is designing a whale-scouting drone to help scientists learn about the mysterious language of sperm whales and, in the process, help save the massive mammals from harm and potential extinction. The engineering project called SHAMU (Search and Help Aquatic Mammals UAS) is an unmanned aerial...

Steven George

Sea Level Rise Accelerating

Feb. 13, 2018

A research team led by aerospace professor Steve Nerem detects an acceleration in the 25-year satellite sea level record. Global sea level rise is not cruising along at a steady 3 mm per year, it’s accelerating a little every year, like a driver merging onto a highway, according to a...