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 »
QB50 Successful Launch.

We Have Liftoff! Student-Built Satellite Launches from Cape Canaveral

April 18, 2017

Members of the Challenger team with the microsatellite before it left CU Boulder. A University of Colorado Boulder student-built microsatellite is on its way to the International Space Station. The satellite, named ‘Challenger’, had a successful lift off Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 9:11 AM MDT from Cape Canaveral. It... Read more »
Illustration of robot landing and moving on an asteroid.

Jay McMahon Lands NASA Grant for Soft Robots in Space

April 10, 2017

Illustration of robot landing and moving on an asteroid. If humans in future decades realize a goal of mining asteroids for water, Jay McMahon may very well be able to take credit for helping to make it happen. McMahon, 34, is the recipient of one of 15 Phase I proposals... Read more »
Students at NREL

Undergraduate Internship Fair Wednesday, April 5

April 4, 2017

NSF Logo

Three Students Earn National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships

March 29, 2017

2017 Aerospace Honorees Michael DeLuca Institute for Modeling Plasma, Atmospheres, and Cosmic Dust ( IMPACT ) in the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics ( LASP ) "I investigate cosmic dust and the instruments we use to study it. In my NSF application, I proposed to develop an instrument to... Read more »
Bobby Braun

Five Questions for Dean Bobby Braun

March 28, 2017

When Robert Braun was 11, a neighbor brought him to work at the Goddard Space Center in Maryland. Braun was interested in space, and that day, the Viking 1 lander was scheduled to touch down on Mars, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to land on another planet. The youngster stood... Read more »
Dan Scheeres giving a presentation.

Groundbreaking space missions, student success focus of CU Boulder Aerospace Summit

March 10, 2017

Alumni, industry execs and other space buffs celebrated the state’s growing prominence in aerospace—from probing the Bennu asteroid to an array of industry partnerships—at the second annual CU Boulder Aerospace Summit earlier this week. The summit, held at the History Colorado Center in Denver, featured an inside look at some... Read more »
The ISS.

Microbes in Microgravity - BioServe In ISS Magazine

March 9, 2017

CU Boulder research associate Luis Zea working at BioServe Space Technologies. By observing the health of astronauts that travel into space, scientists have learned that microgravity has important effects on the human body, causing substantial changes to our bones and muscles. However, scientists have also found that microgravity has dramatic... Read more »
Christine Reilly

AES junior lands fellowship at Virgin Galactic

March 8, 2017

Some high school students seem to have their entire lives already mapped out. Christine Reilly was not one of them -- picking a college major was not easy. Now, as a CU Boulder Smead Aerospace junior and Norlin Scholar, she cannot imagine herself anywhere else. In many ways, engineering was... Read more »
Lisa Hardaway

In Memorium: Aerospace Executive Advisory Board Chair Lisa Hardaway

March 8, 2017

Alumna leaves behind a legacy of innovation, advocacy, and amazing pictures of Pluto. Lisa Hardaway, an industry trailblazer and active CU Boulder aerospace alumna has died. She was 50 years old. A 20-year veteran of Ball Aerospace, she played critical roles on projects that advanced our knowledge of the universe... Read more »