Faculty Excellence

Two CU-Boulder faculty win National Science Foundation CAREER Awards

February 16, 2012

Two University of Colorado Boulder faculty members, both from the ecology and evolutionary biology department, have received prestigious National Science Foundation Early Career Development, or CAREER, awards.

The awards, which went to assistant professors Pieter Johnson and Rebecca Safran, are made to outstanding faculty in the early stages of their careers who effectively integrate innovative research and educational outreach. 

CU-Boulder nets $1.5 million NSF grant to continue video game design research

February 15, 2012

The University of Colorado Boulder exceeded its own researchers’ expectations with its iDREAMS Scalable Game Design Summer Institute, and that success has been rewarded with a new $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. CU-Boulder researchers are tracking how video game design engages students in computational thinking and STEM simulation design.

CU-Boulder professor elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 09, 2012

Diane McKnight, professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering and a fellow of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

McKnight is among 66 new members and 10 foreign associates of the academy announced today. She joins 16 other faculty from the campus who have been elected since the academy’s formation in 1962.

CU-Boulder's National Snow and Ice Data Center to receive governor's 'high-impact research' award for sustainability

November 03, 2011

A team at the University of Colorado Boulder's National Snow and Ice Data Center will receive a "high-impact research" award from Gov. John Hickenlooper for sustainability implemented at the NSIDC.

CU-Boulder professor awarded Ireland's top science prize

November 03, 2011

University of Colorado Boulder Distinguished Professor Margaret Murnane has been awarded Ireland's top science award, the RDS Irish Times Boyle Medal for Scientific Excellence, for her pioneering work that has transformed the field of ultrafast laser and X-ray science.

CU-Boulder physics professor named Presidential Early Career Award winner

September 27, 2011

A University of Colorado Boulder physics faculty member was among 13 U.S. Department of Energy researchers named by President Obama yesterday as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

CU-Boulder faculty, students part of NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter

August 01, 2011

Several University of Colorado Boulder faculty and students are participating in NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter, now slated for launch Aug. 5 from Florida's Kennedy Space Center and which is expected to help steer scientists toward the right recipe for planet-making.

Heidelberg Instruments to develop novel CU nanotechnology platform

June 23, 2011

A novel University of Colorado Boulder technique to shrink the size of circuitry used in nanotechnology devices like computer chips and solar cells by zapping a substrate with two separate colors of light beams has been optioned to Heidelberg Instruments headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany.

CU-Boulder scientist Zhe Chen named 2011 Boettcher Investigator

June 01, 2011

DENVER – Three University of Colorado researchers have been named to the 2011 class of Boettcher Investigators in the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program. This is the second year for the program, which supports early career scientists in their work toward making discoveries that improve human health.

CU's 2011 Boettcher Investigators are:

Zhe Chen, Ph.D., assistant research professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder, whose research focuses on axon guidance during neural development

White House adviser on technology and innovation Phil Weiser named CU law dean

May 31, 2011

The University of Colorado Boulder today announced the appointment of Philip J. Weiser, senior adviser for technology and innovation to the National Economic Council at the White House, as dean of the University of Colorado Law School. CU-Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore said Weiser will begin his duties as dean on July 1, 2011.

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