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The air up there: CU team deploys multiple drones in tornado study

July 1, 2019

Researchers from CU Boulder flew drones into severe storms this spring in one of the largest and most ambitious drone-based investigations of meteorological phenomena ever.

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TORUS Project Using Drones to Study Tornados

June 3, 2019

Researchers from CU Boulder are flying drones into severe storms in one of the largest and most ambitious drone-based investigations of meteorological phenomena ever. Project TORUS – or Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells – is a partnership between CU Boulder, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (which is leading...

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Tornado scientists send drone fleet into violent thunderstorms

May 21, 2019

Atmospheric scientists will soon get an unprecedented view of the conditions that trigger some of the United States’ most devastating tornadoes. Last week, a team of researchers set out across the Great Plains with a fleet of drones to monitor supercell thunderstorms. These rotating storms pummel the central United States...

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Smead Aerospace is moving to a new building

May 13, 2019

Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences is moving! After 18 months of construction, the department will vacate all of its space in the Engineering Center this summer and move to a brand new, dedicated building for the aerospace department on East Campus. The new facility is...

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CU researchers using drones to study tornados over Central Plains

April 30, 2019

Project TORUS – or Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells – is a partnership between CU Boulder, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (which is leading the work), Texas Tech University, the University of Oklahoma and the National Severe Storms Laboratory. Funding comes from the National Science Foundation and the...

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Smead Aerospace graduate program #6 nationally among public universities

March 12, 2019

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder remains a powerhouse institution for graduate engineering education, ranking No. 17 in the nation among public universities and No. 31 overall, according to data released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report . Three engineering degree programs...

Brian Argrow

Meet our Faculty - Brian Argrow

Oct. 9, 2018

Brian Argrow is a professor and chair of Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. He was the founding director of the Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV) and is a former associate dean for education for the College of Engineering and Applied Science. His...

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CU engineering well positioned for DARPA’s new push on artificial intelligence

Sept. 19, 2018

The U.S. Department of Defense recently announced it will invest up to $2 billion over the next five years toward research programs advancing artificial intelligence, and the CU Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science is well-positioned to meet that demand, according to faculty and staff. The funding will be...

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Welcome to our new Smead Aerospace Faculty

Sept. 11, 2018

Who are our new faculty? They are researchers, educators, and business leaders. Bring the department new research opportunities and partnerships. Have diverse backgrounds and come to Boulder from near and far. Are proud additions to the Smead Aerospace and CU Buffs family.

Eric Frew

Video: Using advanced UAV tech to improve severe storm forecasts

Aug. 20, 2018

What set CU Boulder Engineering apart from other universities for Associate Professor Eric Frew? Autonomous drone technology. Learn more about Frew and his groundbreaking work that's advancing our understanding of tornadoes and the weather around us.

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