Jim Bridenstein at CU Boulder

VIDEO: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstein Q&A with CU Boulder students

Aug. 23, 2019

On Aug. 23, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine visited CU Boulder where he toured the university's new Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building. During a whirlwind visit to campus, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine toured CU Boulder's new Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building , the new home of the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of...

ShineOn team members standing with bike light.

ShineOn prepares for mass production of advanced bike light

Aug. 4, 2019

A year and a half after starting the company, CU Boulder startup ShineOn has grown to five employees and is preparing to launch its first product for cycling enthusiasts.

Alex Hirst with a UAV.

Q&A with Smead Scholar Alex Hirst about his summer of severe storm research

July 24, 2019

Alex Hirst saw his first tornado recently, followed quickly by his second, third, fourth and fifth. As an aerospace PhD student and Smead Scholar at the University of Colorado Boulder, he played an active role in the 2019 TORUS project – which took a team of...

A ground drone entering the tunnel.

Video: Designing autonomous drones for subterranean search and rescue

July 15, 2019

CU Boulder is one of several funded teams in the Subterranean Challenge, a competition launched by DARPA to stimulate and test ideas around autonomous robot use in difficult underground environments. CU’s team is a $4.5 million collaboration led by the College of Engineering and Applied Science through the Autonomous Systems Interdisciplinary Research Theme.

Keplinger soft robotics scorpion

Toolkit allows broad audience to make artificial muscles

July 15, 2019

Researchers in Assistant Professor Christoph Keplinger’s lab released a toolkit to show scientists, hobbyists and entrepreneurs how to create their own artificial muscles. They hope this will bring researchers one step closer to developing wearable, surgical and collaborative robots that safely and effectively help humans.

Student getting ready to deploy a drone

The air up there: CU team deploys multiple drones in tornado study

July 1, 2019

Researchers from CU Boulder flew drones into severe storms this spring in one of the largest and most ambitious drone-based investigations of meteorological phenomena ever.

Eric Frew talking in his lab before deployment

Podcast: AES Professor Frew on drone based storm research, airborne scientists and the movie "Twister"

July 1, 2019

OnCue talked to Professor Eric Frew about how drones are contributing to cutting edge storm research, long travel days with the project, and expectation versus reality in the '90s classic tornado movie "Twister."

The team.

All-woman engineering team earns Most Innovative Award at NASA Mars competition

May 30, 2019

NASA has presented a University of Colorado Boulder team with the 2019 Most Innovative Award for their project in the space agency's BIG Idea Challenge. The competition, which changes each year, called for innovative ideas for the design and operation of a Mars greenhouse.

open house participants watching a demonstration

Nanotechnology open house brings together researchers from across campus

May 7, 2019

The Materials Characterization Facility in the Colorado Shared Instrumentation in Nanofabrication and Characterization (COSINC) successfully hosted a focused ion beam (FIB) event in mid-April.

A student demonstrates his healthcare-related project to a young Expo visitor.

Build, break and rebuild: Expo celebrates student perseverance

April 30, 2019

More than 140 student teams from six College of Engineering and Applied Science units ringed the Indoor Practice Field to show off their capstone and graduate projects, which Dean Bobby Braun hailed as “truly innovative.”