Learning & Teaching

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.

Astronaut Jim Voss Joins CU-Boulder Aerospace Faculty

September 21, 2009

University of Colorado alumnus-astronaut Jim Voss has become the second astronaut to join CU-Boulder's aerospace engineering sciences department following his NASA career, which for Voss included five spaceflights, 202 days in space and four spacewalks.

CU-Boulder Striving to Produce Civically Engaged Graduates

March 11, 2009

University of Colorado at Boulder junior David Hinojosa is one of thousands of CU-Boulder students who are annually making a difference in their communities through civic engagement.

CU-Boulder Students to be at Controls for NASA's March Planet-Hunting Mission

February 19, 2009

University of Colorado at Boulder students will be at the controls of one of NASA's most intriguing missions in recent years following the scheduled March 6 launch of the Kepler spacecraft to hunt down Earth-like planets in other solar systems.

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.

CU-Boulder Awarded Grant To Help Improve Math And Science Teacher Education

November 15, 2007

The University of Colorado at Boulder has received a grant of up to $2.4 million to improve teacher education in math and science following a nationwide competition that included submissions from more than 50 universities.

CU-Boulder's grant is one of 12 being awarded by the National Math and Science Initiative to implement programs modeled after UTeach, a highly successful math and science teacher preparation program at the University of Texas at Austin.

Successful CU-Boulder Science Teaching Program Now Model For Other Universities

October 18, 2007

A growing program at the University of Colorado at Boulder is working to combat what many experts call a looming crisis brought on by a shrinking pool of new K-12 science teachers.

Known as the Colorado Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Learning Assistant project, its goal is to improve introductory math and science classes at CU-Boulder and to recruit and train future K-12 science teachers, according to Valerie Otero, director of the program and an assistant professor in CU-Boulder's School of Education.

CU-Boulder Program Attracts Science Majors To Teaching Careers

July 27, 2006

A growing program at the University of Colorado at Boulder is working to combat an impending crisis brought on by a shrinking pool of new K-12 science teachers.

Known as the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics-Teacher Preparation project, it involves a collaboration between the School of Education and six campus science departments.

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