Members of the Experimental Aerodynamics Laboratory team.

Epic year for aerospace research funding at CU Boulder

Sept. 22, 2022

The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder had another big year for research funding, bringing in nearly $48 million in awards. The fiscal year 2022 number totals $47,834,766. It is the...

The Aerospace Building

Smead Aerospace #6 in US News Rankings

Sept. 14, 2022

The College of Engineering and Applied Science gained a spot U.S. News and World Report ’s Best Undergraduate Engineering rankings this year, coming in at No. 17 among public institution peers. Six degree programs in the college also earned top 20 spots in the engineering specialty rankings and Best Undergraduate...

The waning gibbous Moon is pictured above the Earth's horizon as the International Space Station above the Atlantic Ocean.

CU Boulder lands $5.5 million Air Force project to advance orbital and AI research

Aug. 23, 2022

A team of University of Colorado Boulder researchers is embarking on a major research project that will advance our understanding of orbital mechanics and monitoring, artificial intelligence, and hypersonics. Led by Marcus Holzinger, an...

Three graduate students discuss a project in their office space

Smead Aerospace graduate program ranked No. 5 among public universities by US News

March 29, 2022

The College of Engineering and Applied Science came in at No. 11 amongst its public university peers in U.S. News and World Report ’s Best Graduate Schools rankings for 2023. The college is ranked No. 23 overall, when compared with both public and private peers. The overall ranking represents a...

Brian Argrow

Brian Argrow reflects on time as chair and future of DEI in STEM

Feb. 24, 2022

Like many young people across America at the time, Brian Argrow was mesmerized by images beamed back to Earth of American astronauts engaged in the Space Race. He was just a little too young for Mercury but was certainly enraptured by the Gemini and Apollo missions. And he clearly remembers...

Brian Argrow

CU Boulder's Brian Argrow inducted into National Academy of Engineering for UAV severe storm research

Feb. 18, 2022

The National Academy of Engineering is recognizing Brian Argrow as a new member for 2022. The distinction is one of the highest an engineer can receive in their career. As a professor and chair of the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado...

Morteza Lahijanian

Research In Focus: How Morteza Lahijanian Creates Safety and Soundness in Autonomous Systems

Dec. 13, 2021

Assistant Professor Morteza Lahijanian’s work is at the intersection of safety and soundness in robotics, focusing on developing autonomous systems which operate safely and effectively alongside humans to help improve the well-being of individuals and societies. As the Director of the Assured Reliable Interactive Autonomous (ARIA) Systems Group, Lahijanian oversees...

The RAAVEN UAS flying

Designing flying AI systems to study supercell thunderstorms up close

Dec. 8, 2021

A team of University of Colorado Boulder scientists and engineers have landed a major grant to design next-generation uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) to fly into the heart of supercell thunderstorms that can spawn tornadoes...

Tim Minton working with students.

Record breaking $50 million+ year for aerospace research at CU Boulder

Oct. 26, 2021

The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder has had a record-breaking year for research funding, bringing in $53 million in awards. The fiscal year 2021 number, which totals $53,101,624, blasts by the previous record of $33.2 million, set just one year ago in 2020...

Hiking near the Esrange Space Center in northern Sweden.

Conducting aerospace research north of the Arctic Circle

June 22, 2021

University of Colorado Boulder students and faculty are at the Esrange Space Center in Sweden on a field campaign to collect stratospheric turbulence and particulate measurements to coincide with the launch of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) BOundary Layer Transition (BOLT) hypersonic test vehicle experiment...

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