Graduate Education

CU Grad Student's 'Tweet' Approach Streamlines Online Communications During Haiti Disaster

January 20, 2010

A new approach to social media called "Tweak the Tweet," conceived of by University of Colorado at Boulder graduate student Kate Starbird and being deployed by members of CU's Project EPIC research group and colleagues around the nation, is helping Haiti relief efforts by providing standardized syntax for Twitter communications.

CU Students to Build Tiny Spacecraft to Observe 'Space Weather' Environment

December 28, 2009

The University of Colorado at Boulder has been awarded $840,000 from the National Science Foundation for students to build a tiny spacecraft to observe energetic particles in space that should give scientists a better understanding of solar flares and their interaction with Earth's atmosphere.

'Tweak the Tweet' Earns CU Graduate Student Second Place in National Technology Competition

December 03, 2009

A social media idea dubbed "Tweak the Tweet" earned University of Colorado at Boulder graduate student Kate Starbird second place in a national technology competition focused on improving communication during disasters.

CU-Boulder Business Students and Alumni Help Make a Difference as Peace Corps Volunteers

November 16, 2009

Combine the youth and idealism often found on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus with a business degree, and the ability to make a difference in the world takes on new dimensions.

NASA Selects CU-Boulder to Lead $485 Million Mars Mission

September 15, 2008

In the largest research contract ever awarded to the University of Colorado at Boulder, the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics has been selected by NASA to lead a $485 million orbiting space mission slated to launch in 2013 to probe the past climate of Mars, including its potential for harboring life over the ages.

CU Grad Student Gets Fulbright To Study Endangered Primate In Forests Of Vietnam

August 11, 2008

University of Colorado at Boulder graduate student Jonathan O'Brien will spend the next nine months in the forests of Vietnam carefully observing endangered primates called black-shanked doucs in their wild habitat.

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