Mark Sirangelo (Credit: Alyson McClaran)
BOULDER, Colo. (CU Boulder PR) — Mark Sirangelo, who just concluded his career as the head of aerospace giant Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems, is joining the University of Colorado Boulder as an entrepreneur-in-residence beginning this month. Bobby Braun, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, announced today that Sirangelo will join CU Boulder after nearly 10 years at SNC.
“Mark is an aerospace visionary who recognizes that CU Boulder is a premier research and innovation engine for the United States and the hub of Colorado’s aerospace ecosystem,” Braun said. “A leader in entrepreneurial space, a contributor to national security, a pilot and veteran, Mark’s expertise and creativity are a perfect mix for this groundbreaking institution.”
Sirangelo will join the Ann & H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at a pivotal time as a new $100 million aerospace building is set to open in summer 2019. He will also have a joint appointment in CU’s Engineering Management Program. At CU Boulder, Sirangelo will focus on building an entrepreneurial center of gravity for industry throughout the state to benefit from the research and education aspects of the college.
“Mark will be a force-multiplier ...