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Aerospace Engineering Sciences Program Deemed 'Top 10' for 2018 by US News & World Report

Posted: March 14, 2017

For its graduate-level programs, the University of Colorado Boulder has landed 10th place for its Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences program, according to new rankings issued today by U.S. News and World Report.

Among the 2018 data, which previous rankings, CU Boulder also maintains the No. 1 spot nationally in atomic/molecular/optical physics—a standing issued in 2014—and the No. 5 spot in ceramics (2016).

"It’s encouraging to land top spots nationally year after year for our outstanding graduate offerings in rankings like this one," said Ann Schmiesing, dean of CU Boulder’s Graduate School and vice provost for graduate affairs.

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CSBR Welcomes New Member 

Posted: March 24, 2017 

CSBR would like to welcome this week's new member, Karri Palmetier with Palmetier Law, LLC. 

Remember -- you can search all CSBR members on the website.




Chamber Visits, Aerospace Caucus, Luncheon And Reception Highlight Aerospace Day At The Capitol

Posted: March 8, 2017

Visits to the Colorado House and Senate Chambers and an Aerospace Caucus on "Education and the Aerospace Workforce Pipeline" highlight Colorado's Aerospace Day At The Capitol, which is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, March 20. 

Other highlights are a welcome breakfast and a luncheon -- both near the Capitol rotunda -- and an afternoon reception at Red Canyon Engineering and Software, 1200 Pennsylvania St, Suite 100, Denver.


It's free to attend. Register

Aerospace Day is a project of the Colorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR), the Colorado Space Coalition (CSC), Citizens for Space Exploration (CSE), and the Aerospace States' Association (ASA).

Sponsors of the event are Advanced Mobile Propulsion Test, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boeing, Colorado Business Roundtable, Lockheed Martin, Office of Economic Development & International Trade, Red Canyon Engineering & Software, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Teledyne Brown Engineering, United Launch Alliance, and University of Colorado Boulder. Other sponsorships are still available. 

The event includes a full day of networking and dialogue with our Colorado Legislators discussing how Colorado became one of the largest space economies per capita in our nation and how they can effectively support aerospace in our state. Follow us throughout the day at #COSpaceDay.

Learn more about Aerospace Day at the Capitol by viewing last year's video and photosFollow us throughout the day at #COSpaceDay.


Colorado Likely To Benefit From Privatized Space Travel

Posted: March 8, 2017

It’s been 60 years since the first Earth satellite was launched into outer space. The Soviet Union sent Sputnik into orbit in 1957, triggering a “space race” with the United States. Now there’s a new out-of-this-world mission and Colorado is helping lead the way, according to CBS4. 

Reigniting space travel is also launching a new kind of space race — between private companies.

“They’re taking the ball from NASA, from government, which they’ve partnered with, and they’re going to go do big things,” Phil Larson a former employee of SpaceX, and the assistant dean of University of Colorado’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, told the TV station. 

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3 CU Students Among 36 Female Aerospace Students Honored With Paid Internships

Posted: March 8, 2017

Thirty-six women with a passion for aerospace -- including three studying in Colorado -- have been selected to receive the first batch of Brooke Owens Fellowships – paid summer internships at a wide range of institutions across the country.

“These women have the potential not only to contribute to the aerospace industry but to lead it,” Lori Garver, a former NASA deputy administrator who is now general manager of the Air Line Pilots Association, said in the announcement of the fellowships.

Three students from the University of Colorado made the grade: 

  • Kaitlin Englebert (University of Colorado, Boulder, Class of 2019), hosted by Museum of Flight.
  • Christine Reilly (University of Colorado, Boulder, Class of 2018), hosted by Virgin Orbit
  • Amanda Turk (University of Colorado, Boulder, Class of 2017), hosted by Sierra Nevada Corp.

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