Emily Ranquist

IRISS Researcher Emily Ranquist Selected for Best Student Paper Award

Feb. 22, 2017

Emily Ranquist, a PhD student in Dr. Brian Argrow’s lab, was recently selected as the winner of the 2017 ARAM Best Student Paper award by the Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology (ARAM) Committee at the 2017 American Meteorologic al Society (AMS) Meeting . Her paper, entitled “Exploring the Range of...

Student launches drone at IRISS flight training.

2017 Initial Ground School Classes Announced

Nov. 16, 2016

Starting in January 2017, IRISS will provide regularly scheduled Ground School classes for individuals seeking certification to fly drones under the approval of the University of Colorado, Boulder. These classes, designed and run by CU Boulder Director of Flight Operations Dan Hesselius , will be offered throughout 2017. UCB students,...


Trevor Paglen to present "Keeping It Contained: The Art & Aesthetics of Trevor Paglen" on October 26, 2016

Oct. 21, 2016

Trevor Paglen will present "Keeping It Contained: The Art & Aesthetics of Trevor Paglen" on October 26, 2016 at VAC 1B20 from 7:30pm onwards. Trevor is a New York-based artist whose work deliberately blurs lines between science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways...

Man leaning out of a red SUV looking at the sky.

Preparing for Storm Season: Flight Training on Table Mountain

June 28, 2016

Storm clouds begin to form overhead as the sky darkens. Our once talkative team now watches in silence, waiting to see if the autonomous flight software will indeed chase the tracker vehicle. “It's following. It's following. Perfect.” With this statement from pilot Dan Hesselius, the team exhales and begins chatter...

Gijs de Boer flying an unmanned aircraft in Alaska.

Flying Low Over the Arctic: IRISS in Alaska

May 19, 2016

The Integrated Remote and In Situ Sensing (IRISS) initiative was established to collaborate with research scientists to enable new ways to make valuable measurements using unmanned aircraft systems. This past April, IRISS was able to apply the capabilities of its unmanned aircraft to atmospheric sampling in the Arctic in the...


Ian Shaw to speak on "The contested geopolitics of US drone warfare" on March 11

March 8, 2016

Ian Shaw , Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Glasgow, will speak on the "The contested geopolitics of US drone warfare" on March 11, 2016 in Guggenheim 205. He is the writer of the forthcoming book Predator Empire: Drone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance (University of Minnesota Press...


Good Drones/Bad Drones: A Social Sciences Today Forum on November 17, 2015

Nov. 15, 2015

Tues., Nov. 17, 2015 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fleming Room 156 Drone technology has improved to the point where drones are relatively inexpensive and easily available. The issue is how drone technology is being used and can be abused. The panel will explore the ways in which drones can...