Published: July 5, 2019

IRISS and the MURI HYFLITS Team, in coordination with the Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department, are proud to welcome the 2019 AFOSR/ONR/HVSI Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics Portfolio Review to our campus. We hope the following information will help you navigate your visit.


University of Colorado Boulder's Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building

3775 Discovery DriveBoulder, CO

Our new Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building is located off of Colorado Avenue, just west of Foothills Parkway. This new, state-of-the-art learning environment is still an active construction site, and we appreciate your patience as we work to complete the facility before our academic year begins. If you want to learn more about the building, you can visit



Parking will be available in Lot 546 behind the neighboring SEEC building and will cost $17 for the week. If you will be renting a car, you can reserve your virtual parking permit here by registering your vehicle’s license plate number for the “AFOSR/MURI Conference.” You can also use the pay-to-park daily machines, which are in the center of the lot. Please read all signage when entering and navigating the lot to ensure you are parking in the correct spaces.

Ride share is encouraged for those staying in the event blocks at the Hilton and Marriott properties. If you are interested in sharing rides, please use our Google form to indicate your preferences, and we will connect you with others staying at your hotel.



The registration desk will be located near the east door of the building, facing SEEC and the parking lot. Registration will begin at 7am and staff will remain at the desk throughout the day to answer questions and help with meal selections and payment.


Food and Meal Costs:

We recommend that you expect to bring approximately $20-25 per day in cash for meals and snacks. On Monday and Tuesday you will be able to order and pre-pay for your meals throughout the week. Exact change will be much appreciated.

The following food options will be available:


We will have an ad hoc commissary in the lobby near the registration desk. Coffee, tea, pastries, fruit and other items will be available for a suggested $1 per item.


Meal cards for the SEEC Café will be available for $7.50 at the registration desk. The special for Monday will be a turkey Reuben sandwich. The soup will be French Onion. Rice bowls can be made to order. Information on specials will be updated throughout the week. The SEEC Cafe will be the suggested venue for lunches on Tuesday and Friday.

On Monday, we will have a food truck at the building. The menu for The Bamboo Skewer can be found here.

On Wednesday, box lunches will be available for purchase from Panera for $11-14. You may sign up and pre-pay for these at the registration desk on Monday.

On Thursday, box lunches will be available for purchase from the Organic Sandwich Company for $11-13. You can sign up and pre-pay for these at the registration desk on Monday and Tuesday mornings.

Tuesday Social Dinner

On Tuesday night, starting at 5:30, we will meet at The Med in downtown Boulder for food, drinks, and socializing. We will request that you sign up in advance at the registration desk and pre-pay $25 for buffet-style tapas. Pay for your own drinks upon arrival, and the socializing is free!

The Mediterranean Restaurant

1002 Walnut St, Boulder, CO


Wi-fi and Power:

Access wireless service on campus by selecting UCB Guest Wireless from your available Wi-Fi network options and accepting the terms and conditions upon opening your web browser (no password required). You will be prompted to re-accept these terms and conditions periodically. If you encounter difficulty accessing the Internet, the staff at the registration desk can help. If staff are not available, you can call 303-735-HELP (4357) or email for assistance during their business hours. Check firewalls or security settings on your computer that could possibly complicate accessing the campus Wi-Fi system before you arrive.


General Local Information:

Time Zone
Boulder, Colorado is in the US Mountain Daylight Time Zone (MDT / UTC-07:00).

Climate and Clothing
In July, the average high temperature is 89F (31.7C) and the average low is 59F (15C)—make sure to bring a jacket to any evening events. Afternoon thunderstorms are a frequent occurrence as well, so umbrellas are also advised.

Credit Cards
Credit cards will not be accepted at the registration desk, but are accepted at most businesses including restaurants, shopping centers (malls) and gift stores, gas stations, grocery stores. Major credit cards include Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. ATMs are also located at many areas across town.


Transportation Options from Denver International Airport to Boulder:

There are numerous ground transportation options available at Denver International Airport. The Ground Transportation Information Counter is located in the central area on Level 5 of Jeppesen Terminal. Counter hours are 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily.

Rental Cars

All rental car companies at DIA are located on airport property, but are away from the main terminal. Each rental company provides a courtesy shuttle to and from Jeppesen Terminal from its location. All courtesy shuttles pick up and drop off on level five of both the east and west sides of the Jeppesen Terminal. Please follow the overhead signage for the appropriate pick‐up location.


GreenRide is a popular local shuttle services with affordable one-way and roundtrip tickets: 

SuperShuttle is another widely used shuttle service:

You can learn about other commuter shuttles here by entering "Boulder" to bring up a list of transit options:

Taxis & Ride Share 

Taxis are readily available within the eight counties that make up the Denver metro area. Some companies may also provide service to other destinations within the state of Colorado. Check with your cab company of choice (or directly with your driver at the airport) for more information on fares and destinations served.

Denver Yellow Cab – 303.777.7777

Freedom cab – 303.444.4444

Metro Taxi – 303.333.3333

Union Taxi – 303.922.2222

Uber & Lyft are also widely used and drivers are plentiful, both for airport transportation and for getting around Boulder. Both services allow for the creation of business travel accounts, and make it easy to split when sharing a ride.



As part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s mission to be a global leader in sustainability, we provide refilling stations throughout the building for reusable water bottles. We ask that, where possible, you bring your own water bottles to help us demonstrate our commitment to sustainable solutions.

If you have questions, concerns, or special needs, please contact Laura Clayton (