CU Boulder aerospace engineering sciences building ribbon cutting


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.

CU Boulder students collaborating

Startup success

College goes all-in on entrepreneurship.

Engineering Startups in the news

Engineering startups in the news

CU Boulder students hold a drone while researching severe weather

Project TORUS

Drones get inside look at supercell storms ​ Professor Eric Frew talks drone-based storm research and the movie Twister . Podcast 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...

Alumni Profile

Safwan Shah

Wage warrior

Alumnus tackles financial inequality through mobile technology.


Anushree Chatterjee

Leading Edge

With more than $630 million in new research funding last year, our faculty are on the forefront of technological advancements with the potential to solve some of today’s most pressing challenges. Here’s a brief look at just a few of their projects. Health monitoring in an ‘earable’ package Tam Vu...

College News

Kristina Johnson and Dean Bobby Braun

Johnson returns to her roots

For the second installment of the Dean’s Speaker Series , Bobby Braun sat down for a chat with Kristina Johnson, chancellor of the largest university system in the nation (State University of New York) and a former Obama appointee in the U.S. Department of Energy. The two discussed her experiences...

Srivastava and Waelde at the CU Engineering Lobby

Lobby named in recognition of couple’s scholarship gifts

The Engineering Center holds fond memories for CU Boulder alumni Ashok Srivastava and Lynn Waelde. The couple met while working on their PhDs and spent hours writing their dissertations together over coffee in the lobby. So it’s fitting that, in recognition of the couple’s recent gift to the College of...

Trevor Stanley, Chris Coffey, Will Shand, Cory Cranford, Gerano Montoya

Student team takes cybersecurity concept to national pitch competition

From left: Trevor Stanley, Chris Coffey, Will Shand, Cory Cranford and Gerano Montoya. CU Boulder was among only six universities invited to present an innovative network security concept in June as part of Starts H4D, a pitch competition for cutting-edge national security solutions. The group presented at Founders Fund, a...

Group of students at the groundbreaking of the construction to connect the business and engineering buildings of the CU Boulder campus

New space for entrepreneurial collaborations is underway

Our students need more than technical knowledge to impact today’s increasingly complex society. Business & Engineering Expansion Business and engineering leadership, students and friends celebrated the official groundbreaking on June 5 of a $45 million addition that will physically connect the two CU Boulder academic and research powerhouses. In 2020,...

graphic of gears and beaker

Regents approve new biomedical engineering degrees

Good news for students looking to pursue careers in the biomedical industry: New undergraduate and graduate degrees in biomedical engineering could launch as early as fall 2020. The CU Board of Regents approved the new degrees in the College of Engineering and Applied Science in June. Through these bachelor’s, master’s...

Herbst Lesser House

Herbst celebrates 30th anniversary with new name

Herbst Lesser House Thirty years ago, a gift from Clancy and Linda (Vitti) Herbst created the Herbst Program of Humanities in Engineering. Since then, the program has been committed to helping students develop a personal sense of responsibility as the basis for lifelong private and professional integrity. After deliberations among...

Aerospace student at PILOT building

Ball Corp. gift will support scholarships, new aerospace building

Two recent gifts from Ball Corp. and its foundation will support the new Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building and scholarships for diverse students through the BOLD Center . “Ball Corporation is a leader in so many ways in our community, and we’re thankful for their partnership in developing the workforce of...

Nasa Administrator Jim Bridenstine visits new aerospace building at CU Boulder

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine visits new Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine visited CU Boulder in August to tour the new Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building and LASP, and to hold meetings with university leadership, local industry and government representatives. He also hosted a Q&A session with CU Engineering students in the aerospace building.

Panelists Dan Massey, Bobbie Bastian and Nolen Scaife

Leading With Impact

Alumni event puts spotlight on cybersecurity The college held its first Leading With Impact alumni speaker series events this spring in California’s Bay Area, focusing on a hot topic: cybersecurity. “There is a lot of energy in that field here at the college right now because of the newly reorganized...

New faculty attending Faculty Orientation 2019

New faculty

New faculty attending Faculty Orientation 2019 CU Engineering has hired 66 tenure-track faculty and more than 35 instructional faculty members in the past three years – a hiring rate almost unheard of in higher education. “We’re very excited to see how this new group innovates in research and teaching at...


Giving chart

GIVING: A year of generosity

The College of Engineering and Applied Science led the campus in fundraising efforts during fiscal year 2018. Thank you to all of our alumni, donors and industry partners for your continued support! Funds Raised Total Funds Raised $40,733,156 Scholarship Dollars Raised $12,027,812 Dollars Raised for Diversity Initiatives $3,236,330 Aerospace Campaign...

Wesley Shen and Sarah Foley

Heritage Society: A Lasting Legacy

Leaving a gift to the University of Colorado in estate plans or with a charitable life-income gift forever integrates your legacy with that of our transformative university. Your contribution provides the promise of a high-quality education to the next generations of students, empowering their success through outstanding teaching, learning, research,...