Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems is pleased to announce it is expanding its relationship with the University of Colorado Boulder through the signing of a letter of cooperation with CU-Boulder’s BioServe Space Technologies (BioServe). Through the cooperation, SNC and BioServe will jointly explore ways the Dream Chaser® Space Utility Vehicle (SUV) can serve as an orbital platform for scientific experiments in microgravity and space life science research.
Fiske Planetarium is much more than a cool place to explore the universe in high definition picture and sound. It’s helping prepare CU-Boulder students for careers in a wide range of professions, and it is allowing faculty across disciplines--not just astrophysics--to create engaging educational experiences for their classes.
Dr. Don Misch, assistant vice chancellor for Health and Wellness, has named Gary Chadwick director of Recreation Services at the University of Colorado Boulder. He will officially transition from his current interim role on Aug. 1, 2014.
Coming up in the CU-Boulder’s ATLAS Black Box Theater is square product theatre’s production of "SLAB," an adaptation of Denver writer Selah Saterstrom’s forthcoming novel. The story is about a woman’s life in the American South told through her memories and from the slab of her post-Katrina home.
When the volleyball season begins at the University of Colorado – and it won’t be long – the Coors Events Center will become The Court of Three Sisters. Coach Liz Kritza believes having three siblings on the same team might be an NCAA Division I first.
The University of Colorado Boulder named Kristi Wold-McCormick, PhD, as campus registrar, effective June 16. Wold-McCormick comes to CU-Boulder from North Dakota State University (NDSU), where she served as registrar for the past twelve years.
Deborah Jin has won the 2014 Isaac Newton Medal, the highest accolade given by the Institute of Physics. She was cited for her experimental work in laser cooling atoms. This work has led to the practical demonstration of universal laws that upderpin fundamental quantum behavior.
Jimmy Mickle is a bio-tech lab assistant, a CU-Boulder graduate who studied chemical and biological engineering, and the winner of this year’s Callahan Award – the equivalent of the Heisman Trophy in USA Ultimate terms.
Last fall, computer science major and avid cyclist William Luce and a friend turned their bikes east onto Niwot Road north of Boulder.
“There was a storm blowing in and there was a 40 mph wind coming right off the foothills and blowing straight east,” he said. “We pedaled as hard as we could with this tailwind at our backs.”
When Luce got back home, he uploaded the GPS data he’d recorded during his ride to an online program called Strava, which compared his performance to all other cyclists who had ever ridden and recorded their times for that section of road in the past.