Álvaro Romero-Calvo

PhD student wins suborbital research launch competition

March 5, 2021

Álvaro Romero-Calvo is sending research up, up and away with Blue Origin. The second-year aerospace PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder has won the 2021 Ken Souza Memorial Student Spaceflight Research Program, sponsored by the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research, earning him a payload slot on...

Penina Axelrad

Axelrad leading the way through positioning, navigation and timing

March 5, 2021

Penina Axelrad has built her career pushing the boundaries of GPS technology. As a faculty member in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, she has earned accolades from her peers, served in leadership positions, taught hundreds and hundreds of students, been inducted into the National Academy...

Christine Darden

Students hear from NASA legend Christine Darden

Feb. 25, 2021

It was part seminar on supersonic flight and part discussion of life at NASA during the space race. Christine Darden shared her story to University of Colorado Boulder students during a special event Feb. 23, 2021, held as part of a series of Black History Month celebrations. Over 200 people attended the webinar, hosted by...

Hunter with the Blue Angels.

A Career on the Aerospace Edge

Feb. 19, 2021

Bill Hunter (AeroEng’58) has been on the forefront of technology in rocket engines and spacecraft, shipbuilding, starting multiple business and eventually even becoming an artist. Across a 60-year career, he has been a busy guy. From the time he was 11 years old, Bill wanted to be a fighter pilot...

An eruption captured here by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory in the 304 Angstrom wavelength, which is typically colored in red.

Building artificial intelligence to study the sun

Dec. 8, 2020

Dr. Thomas Berger has landed a NASA grant to research space weather with machine learning. Berger, the executive director of the University of Colorado Boulder Space Weather Technology, Research and Education Center, is leading a team that has received a two-year, $496,000 grant to design a better forecasting system for...

A balloon launching with payloads on a line.

Launching science to near space in a pandemic

Nov. 3, 2020

College students across Colorado are building science experiments that will travel into the stratosphere – and they are doing all the work at home. It is all part of a Colorado Space Grant Consortium extracurricular initiative for...

Teagan Browne

Sophomore lands full-ride SMART Scholarship and post-graduation job

Oct. 30, 2020

It was mid-March and stress was high at the University of Colorado Boulder. Due to the COVID pandemic, courses had transitioned online and students were moving out of the campus dorms. As one of her newly Zoom-based classes let out, Teagan Browne’s phone rang. It was a Florida number. She...

Roger McNamara

Orbiting the future - aerospace alumnus honored for contributions to industry

Aug. 26, 2020

Roger McNamara (MAeroEngr’86, PhD’95) has built a career advancing the forefront of aerospace technology and is serving in a leading role on the next-generation Orion crewed space capsule. As a master’s and PhD alumnus of the University of Colorado Boulder, he has put his skills to use on an array...

Working on the tilt translation sled.

Return to research: Improving astronaut health for next gen space missions

July 23, 2020

Life is returning to some semblance of normal for students in Assistant Professor Torin Clark’s laboratory on campus. A faculty member in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, his team’s research focuses on astronaut health on long-term space missions. When much of campus shut down due...

Tobias Niederwieser and Alexander Hoehn in a BioServe laboratory with five FRDIGE units slated for delivery to NASA and the International Space Station.

Adapting research to social distancing on campus

June 22, 2020

After large portions of the University of Colorado Boulder shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, you could practically hear a pin drop on campus. But in the Aerospace Building, an array of space-critical research projects at...