The new MENV Environmental Entrepreneurship specialization is tailored to address the needs of aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders who are driven to work at the intersection of mission, profit, and environmental responsibility.
The new Center for the Study of Origins, a Grand Challenge initiative, provides "an interdisciplinary nexus for humanists, social scientists and natural scientists to engage in exciting and inspirational opportunities to address origins theories from a variety of perspectives," says Provost Russell Moore.
CU Boulder is participating in a cloud-seeding effort, launched this month, to increase winter snowfall in the mountains of southwest Idaho with hopes of ultimately increasing power generation by hydroelectric dams.
Distinguished Professors Leslie Leinwand (Chief Scientific Officer, BioFrontiers Institute; Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology) and Chris Bowman (James and Catherine Patten endowed chair of the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department) have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
Clint Carroll will help to preserve tribal tradition and knowledge for future generations through the Faculty Early Career Development Award, a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation.
Several students are playing significant roles in the upcoming launch of a SpaceX rocket carrying two CU Boulder payloads – one designed to help researchers better understand and perhaps outsmart dangerous infections like MRSA, another to help increase the proliferation of stem cells in space, a potential boon for biomedical therapy on Earth.
University of Colorado Boulder students and professionals will operate an upcoming NASA mission that will investigate the mysterious aspects of some of the most extreme and exotic astronomical objects like stellar and supermassive black holes, neutron stars and pulsars.