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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...

Nisar Ahmed

Video: Autonomous Systems and the Cooperative Human-Robot Intelligence Lab

May 18, 2021

Nisar Ahmed is developing collaborative human and autonomous robot vehicle systems and machine learning and artificial intelligence for aerospace applications. A n assistant professor in Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences at CU Boulder, Ahmed's work is advancing how people and robots interact and work with eachother.

Tour Aerospace Engineering Sciences.

Virtual Tour of CU Aerospace Engineering Sciences

April 1, 2020

As we practice distancing for the greater good, we also want to stay connected and be available to our students, both prospective and admitted. We might be far from you, but we’re still here to connect. Whether you're celebrating acceptance or just interested in exploring Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences, check...

Aerial photo of campus.

Smead Aerospace No. 6 in public graduate program rankings

March 17, 2020

The College of Engineering and Applied Science moved up three places in this year’s U.S. News and World Reports Best Graduate Schools rankings , coming in at No. 14 among public institutions and No. 27 overall. Three engineering degree programs ranked in the top 10 public programs, and four more...

Representative illustration of artifical intelligence.

Solving AI’s (over)confidence problem

Jan. 7, 2020

University of Colorado Boulder researchers are developing artificial intelligence systems so computers can recognize and explain their own limitations to users. It takes on an important issue people face with each other every day. “We all have different competencies and we know our own limitations. If I'm asked to...

Dennis Akos and Allie Anderson

Akos, Anderson named 2020 Research & Innovation Office Faculty Fellows

Dec. 2, 2019

The Research & Innovation Office has announced the 2020 RIO Faculty Fellows , which is comprised of 13 of CU Boulder’s most promising faculty. Two members of the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences were named to the program: Professor Dennis Akos and Assistant Professor Allie Anderson...

Drones lift a ‘Cut Before Flight’ ribbon to Ann Smead (left) and Brian Argrow at the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building grand opening ceremony on August 26, 2019.

Liftoff - 2019 a benchmark year for CU Engineering

Nov. 18, 2019

Aerospace has a new home at CU Boulder. The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences has moved into its new dedicated building on East Campus. Eighteen months after construction began, the four-story, 175,000-square-foot structure was completed over the summer. Classes and research are underway inside. “This new...

A student holding a UAV.

Students critical to massive drone study of tornadoes

Oct. 25, 2019

Researchers from CU Boulder flew drones into severe storms this spring for project TORUS, one of the largest and most ambitious drone-based investigations of meteorological phenomena ever, with students leading much of the work. Project TORUS—Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells—is a partnership between CU Boulder, the University...

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