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Kirk looks to give back to CU Boulder through new NASA envoy program

Sept. 14, 2021

Lindsay Kirk (AeroEngr’08) is part of the new NASA the new University Envoy initiative at CU Boulder.

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Seminar: Interdisciplinary Hypersonics Research in U.S. Academia

Sept. 14, 2021

As the development of hypersonic capabilities for national security intensifies, there is an urgent need for research and workforce development.

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New effort to bolster Colorado’s national security and aerospace workforce

Sept. 14, 2021

The University of Colorado Boulder has received a $2 million gift from The Anschutz Foundation to support the university’s diverse research in aerospace and national defense—from tracking and protecting satellites in orbit to improving the security of mobile devices.

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Buff Innovator Insights Podcast with Professor Iain Boyd

Aug. 5, 2021

Check out the latest Buff Innovator Insights Podcast with Iain Boyd, H.T. Sears Memorial Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and Director of the Center for National Security Initiatives at CU Boulder.

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Opinion: How universities can help counter space threats to national security

July 6, 2021

Boyd on how space plays an increasing role in our everyday lives.

Connor Morency at the NASA Student Launch Competition

Morency takes off with NDSEG fellowship for hypersonics research

July 1, 2021

Connor Morency has landed a major Department of Defense fellowship to advance the frontiers of high-speed flows.

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Supersonic airliners hit turbulence as jet developer shuts down

June 4, 2021

Iain Boyd and other experts cite the downturn in travel after Covid-19, concerns about fuel use and noise regulations on supersonic jets.

Pawel Sawicki

Hypersonics modeling research honored at AIAA

May 13, 2021

Pawel Sawicki, a PhD student in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at CU Boulder, is the lead author on a paper that recently won the AIAA Thermophysics Best Student Paper award at SciTech 2021.


Boyd quoted in Washington Post on hypersonic weapons systems

April 8, 2021

Boyd IRT Director Iain Boyd was recently quoted in a Washington Post in a story on China efforts to build advanced weapons systems using American chip technology. Speaking as as the director of the center for National Security Initiatives at the university, Boyd addressed the role of super computing in...

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Studying computational fluid dynamics at hypersonic speeds

April 5, 2021

A new assistant professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder joins a growing group of faculty conducting research into the extreme conditions faced at Mach 5 and above.