Bobby Braun has been named the new dean
of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. He comes to CU Boulder from Georgia Tech and is a former Chief Technologist at NASA. He will begin as dean in January, succeeding Rob Davis, who has served in the position for the last 14 years and will return to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering faculty.
Mahmoud Hussein and his co-authors were selected to receive a Lloyd Hamilton Donnell Applied Mechanics Reviews Paper Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to applied mechanics archival literature.
Jay McMahon had a binary asteroid, (46829) McMahon,
named after him, in recognition of his research work on the dynamics of binary asteroids and their orbits. He becomes one of two current CU Boulder aerospace faculty with named asteroids.
Jim Voss was awarded the AIAA
Haley Space Flight Award. Voss is a former astronaut, and the award honors him for "outstanding contributions to human space flight, through distinguished performance on five spaceflights, space station assembly, leadership in spacecraft design, and dedication to space education."
, PhD student, was awarded a John Mather Nobel Scholarship by the National Space Grant Foundation, Inc. The award funds travel to present scientific research for students interning at NASA Goddard, where Mather is the senior scientist on the James Webb Space Telescope.
, PhD student, received the AIAA 2016 John Leland Atwood Graduate Award, which recognizes a student actively engaged in research in the areas covered by the technical committees of AIAA.
Heather Hava, PhD student, spoke at the White House Frontiers Conference
. The October event brought together leading innovators to discuss how investing in science can improve lives and help settle the final frontier - space. Hava spoke at a panel entitled Not Just to Visit, But to Stay.
Jordan Holquist, PhD student, earned 1st
place in the student poster competition at the International Conference on Environmental Systems in Vienna, Austria. His poster was titled "Ionic Liquids Selection and Initial Test Results for Electrochemical Carbon Dioxide Reduction."
Ryan McGranaghan (Aero, PhD 2016) briefed the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, Committee on Solar and Space Physics (CSSP) on his PhD work on Ionospheric Data Assimilation, and extensions thereto.
Margaret Rybak, PhD student, received a NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship.
Scott Sheahan, PhD student, was selected as one of three winners of the AIAA and Drone World Expo Innovative Drone Exploration and Application (IDEA) Competition.