A monthly snapshot of the latest CU Boulder research news, collaborations, events and engagement opportunities for prospective partners in a wide range of industries. 

February 2018

CubeSat team

CU Boulder CubeSat team wins Air Force university competition

The MAXWELL cubesat, a University of Colorado Boulder Smead Aerospace graduate project, has been selected as a winner in the Air Force University Nanosatellite Program Flight Selection Review.Read more »
Solar panels

CU Boulder announces membership in new University Climate Change Coalition

CU Boulder announced it has joined the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3), a newly formed coalition of 13 leading North American research universities that have united to help communities achieve their climate goals and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future.Read more »
Galaxy in space

Supermassive black holes can feast on one star per year

CU Boulder researchers have discovered a mechanism that explains the persistence of asymmetrical stellar clusters surrounding supermassive black holes in some galaxies and suggests that during post-galactic merger periods, orbiting stars could be flung into the black hole and destroyed at a rate of one per year.Read more »
GOLD instrument

GOLD space weather instrument launches

NASA's Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) instrument, built by CU Boulder, will investigate the dynamic intermingling of space and Earth's uppermost atmosphere—and is the first NASA science mission to fly an instrument as a commercially hosted payload.Read more »