The check presentation to the three winning teams.

Student team wins satellite launch slot from NASA

June 14, 2017

A University of Colorado Boulder student satellite team has won a free ride to space. NASA announcing last week that CU Boulder’s Earth Escape Explorer (CU-E3) is one of three national winners in the space agency’s Cube Quest Challenge small satellite competition. The contest is focused on finding innovative solutions...

The check presentation.

Competing in a NASA student satellite design contest

June 14, 2017

“Well, there goes our spring break!”, I thought as I read NASA’s email about the design document submission date for the Cube Quest Challenge. Once again, NASA representatives had changed a critical milestone, one that the team would not be pleased about. It was just another bump in the road that we would have to overcome...

David Clough

Sharing #MyDaveCloughStory

June 13, 2017

In 42 years at CU Boulder, Professor David Clough taught about 2,000 engineering students and mentored hundreds of student-athletes. Were you one of them? As he approaches retirement at the end of this month, we’re asking alumni and friends to share their favorite memories and stories of Professor Clough –...

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CU Engineering Magazine: Behind the Scenes

June 8, 2017

I am excited to share the most recent edition of CU Engineering magazine, which is now available online . I hope you enjoy the stories of our students, alumni and faculty as they harness the power of engineering to transform lives. There are several firsts with this issue. You’ll notice...

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GoldShirt program engineering success

June 8, 2017

In college athletics, players are often redshirted. They are enrolled but not competing, and that gives them more time to prepare. Tanya Ennis, director of the Engineering GoldShirt Program, says like redshirting, the GoldShirt-ed engineering students are preparing for the rigors of school. “They are pumping iron much like football...



June 8, 2017

The Key to Understanding our Solar System Chunks of space rock hurtling towards Earth putting humanity in mortal danger makes an entertaining asteroid-inspired movie. While that scenario could actually happen someday, there are equally important reasons to study asteroids other than their potential to be threatening. As the bits and...

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What is your Grand Challenge?

June 7, 2017

Science and engineering are all about thinking big. And if you like thinking big, then pay attention to this July 1 deadline . What are Grand Challenges? Grand Challenges are ambitious but achievable goals that harness science, technology, and innovation to solve important national or global problems and that have...

The Women in Aerospace Symposium standing for a group photo outside with the Flatirons in the background.

Research, Career Opportunities Highlighted for Women in Aerospace

June 7, 2017

The 2017 CU Boulder-MIT-Stanford Women in Aerospace Symposium was hosted by the Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at CU Boulder on May 31 and June 1. Sixteen outstanding women doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in aerospace engineering disciplines participated, representing a variety of academic institutions across the country. Several male...

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Low-Stress Materials

June 7, 2017

GETTING STUCK IN RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC. Hammering your thumb. Paper cuts. All things that are miserable, but none may be as universally despised as going to the dentist to get a cavity filled. A new product developed by 3M ESPE—and based on technology invented by Christopher Bowman, distinguished professor of...

Computer Science Surge

June 7, 2017