Learning & Teaching

NREL fellow honored for 'chemistry in the public interest'

March 30, 2011

Dr. Arthur J. Nozik, senior research fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will be awarded the Gustavus John Esselen Award for Chemistry in the Public Interest, from the American Chemical Society's Northeastern Section at Harvard University on April 14.

Final flight of space shuttle Discovery to carry two payloads built by CU-Boulder

February 15, 2011

Following a more than three-month delay due to technical problems, NASA's space shuttle Discovery will make its final flight Feb. 24 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida carrying two University of Colorado Boulder-built biomedical payload devices.

University of Colorado law students to do clinical study in India

February 14, 2011

The University of Colorado Law School's Juvenile and Family Law Program will take a group of 15 students to India for a hands-on clinical application of the family law curriculum.

Job prospects looking up for spring grads, says CU-Boulder Career Services director

January 25, 2011

Job postings and career fair visits by recruiters seeking to hire University of Colorado Boulder graduates in the spring are coming in fast this year, suggesting an improving job market for spring graduates, according to Lisa Severy, director of CU-Boulder's Career Services office.

Two CU-Boulder Faculty Members Elected 2010 AAAS Fellows

January 11, 2011

Two University of Colorado at Boulder faculty members have been elected 2010 fellows of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Elevated Zinc Concentrations in Colorado Waterway Likely a Result of Climate Change

December 15, 2010

Rising concentrations of zinc in a waterway on Colorado's Western Slope may be the result of climate change that is affecting the timing of annual snowmelt, says a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

CU Students to Demonstrate Innovations and Inventions at Dec. 4 Engineering Design Expo

December 01, 2010

From a portable device that calculates your ultraviolet exposure to a "recycling jukebox" that plays a song when you recycle a can, the University of Colorado at Boulder's Engineering Design Expo on Saturday, Dec. 4, will feature a variety of innovations and inventions to delight the community.

Online Science Project Launched by CU Nobel Laureate Receives $2.5 Million to Enhance Middle School Science

November 29, 2010

Two students tweak the ramp of a skateboarder in Energy Skate Park, sending her on a steep track that ends in a wild loop. They measure the energy of her motion as she goes. The skate park may sound like an after-school hangout, but it's a cutting-edge computer simulation that -- along with animated cousins like Electric Field Hockey and John Travoltage -- is a boon to students and science teachers alike.

'Gender Gap' in Physics Exams Reduced by Simple Writing Exercise, CU-Boulder Team Finds

November 25, 2010

Women are underrepresented and on average perform more poorly than men in introductory physics. But a recent study finds that this gap arises predominantly from differential preparation prior to college and psychological factors, rather than differences in ability.

Hank Brown's CU-Boulder Class Heads to Washington to Study Art in U.S. Capitol Building

November 08, 2010

University of Colorado President Emeritus Hank Brown will lead a CU-Boulder political science class on a trip to the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 11-13.

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