Shuttle launches into space

Grand Challenge's new space minor program takes off

Nov. 9, 2016

Only a few months into its inaugural semester, the University of Colorado Boulder’s new space minor is already taking off. Launched this fall to capitalize on the university’s reputation as a top public university in space research, the minor’s trajectory is steeper and faster than predicted, even by its staunchest supporters.

Grand Challenge

Annual research report highlights Grand Challenge and other inspiring work

Oct. 21, 2016

The Research & Innovation Office's recently released annual report includes an array of research highlights from fiscal year 2015-16. Among the highlights is CU Boulder's Grand Challenge: Our Space. Our Future.

CU Boulder satellite imagery

Partnership with DigitalGlobe advances research innovation locally, worldwide

CU Boulder and DigitalGlobe Inc. this have announced a partnership to provide access to DigitalGlobe’s industry-leading high-resolution satellite imagery, data and analytics tools to the university’s Earth Lab initiative in order to advance earth and space science research.

University of Colorado Scholar in Residence and former astronaut Jim Voss, left, sits Tuesday with Steve Nerem, faculty director for the newly created space minor at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Daily Camera: Major excitement at CU Boulder over new space minor

Aug. 30, 2016

CU Boulder announced Tuesday the creation of a space minor, hoping to leverage its national-caliber program in aerospace engineering and space sciences into a minor degree that could benefit students whose majors might be in a wholly unrelated field.

Space minor

CU Boulder's newest minor - in space - has lift off

Aug. 30, 2016

Capitalizing on its reputation as a top public university in space research, the University of Colorado Boulder is launching a brand new Space Minor program for undergraduate students.

SpaceX Dragon

Hardware developed by CU Boulder launched by SpaceX rocket

July 18, 2016

High-tech space hardware designed and built at the University of Colorado Boulder for biomedical experiments was successfully launched aboard the commercial SpaceX Dragon capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) early in the morning on July 18, 2016.

Juno at Jupiter

CNN: Juno space probe has arrived at Jupiter

July 6, 2016

NASA says it has received a signal from 540 million miles across the solar system, confirming its Juno spacecraft has successfully started orbiting Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.

Grand Challenge

Grand Challenge expanded and enhanced by new projects

May 4, 2016

The new grants, awarded by the Offices of the Provost and the Vice Chancellor for Research, introduce new and promising research into the already vibrant mix of Grand Challenge projects, enhancing directions already underway and expanding into new and exciting areas of opportunity.


9News: Technology gives new insight into Colorado history

April 18, 2016

Fort Vasquez might have been mostly forgotten, if not for the work of the WPA during the depression to try and preserve what was left there. Enter Dr. Gerardo Gutierrez, an assistant professor of anthropology at CU Boulder.

3D projection of Mars at Fiske Planetarium

CU Boulder announces ‘Our Space. Our Future.’

Sept. 14, 2015

The University of Colorado Boulder today announced Our Space. Our Future., a universitywide Grand Challenge to build on the university’s strengths in aerospace-enabled science and technology to address some of the world’s most pressing problems.