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Researchers narrow down list of potentially hazardous asteroids

June 13, 2023

Researchers from CU Boulder and NASA have completed a census of hundreds of large asteroids orbiting near Earth—gauging which ones could come precariously close to our planet over the next thousand years.

CU-Western partnership recognizes first graduates in Gunnison and Boulder

Double the celebration: CU-Western partnership recognizes first graduates in Gunnison and Boulder

June 13, 2023

The first cohort to graduate from the CU Boulder-Western Colorado University Partnership Program in mechanical engineering and computer science got double the celebration this spring, participating in Western’s commencement ceremony on May 6 and CU Boulder recognition ceremonies on May 13. “We are incredibly proud of this graduating class and...


New AB Nexus awardees advance innovative research collaborations

June 12, 2023

The intercampus program supports multidisciplinary research partnerships between CU Anschutz and CU Boulder.

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Four aerospace students earn 2023 Amelia Earhart Fellowships

June 12, 2023

The program, open to students worldwide, recognizes up to 35 women annually pursuing doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences.

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Countdown to connection: CU Engineering ready to welcome first cohort to new residential community

June 7, 2023

In 81 days, the first cohort of students will begin moving into Engineering Connections , the college’s new residential community for soon-to-be engineers and applied scientists. It’s a countdown that Dean Keith Molenaar has been tracking closely — and with great anticipation. “I’m so thrilled to be able to provide...

Balaji Rajagopalan

Balaji Rajagopalan: Unlocking the monsoon mystery and its impact on society

June 6, 2023

Balaji Rajagopalan grew up in a small railroad town near Hyderabad, India, in a home without running water. Now a CU Boulder professor of civil engineering and an expert in hydrology, climatology and water resources, Rajagopalan was recently honored with a Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship and an opportunity to make a difference in his native country.

CU Boulder Wind Team 2023

CU Boulder Wind Team secures legacy at 10th annual Collegiate Wind Competition

June 6, 2023

Put on by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Collegiate Wind Competition prepares college students to enter the wind and renewable energy workforce through real-world experiences in wind energy technology, project development and outreach.

Julian Hammerl makes adjustments to a metal cube representing a derelict spacecraft inside the ECLIPS facility.

Space tractor beams may not be the stuff of sci-fi for long

June 2, 2023

On Feb. 10, 2009, disaster struck hundreds of miles above the Siberian Peninsula. That evening, a defunct Russian satellite orbiting Earth crashed into a communications satellite called Iridium 33 moving at a speed of thousands of miles per hour. Both spacecraft erupted into a rain of shrapnel, sending more than...

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Celebrating Pride Month 2023

June 1, 2023

In June, CU Engineering recognizes the students, faculty and staff who are a part of LGBTQ+ communities and to celebrate contributions to the college.

NSF GFR awardees

28 students earn major NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

May 31, 2023

Twenty eight CU Boulder engineering students have earned National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for 2023. These prestigious awards recognize and support outstanding grad students from across the country in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees and have strong potential to...