Education & Outreach

Pamela Wright signs with Taw, an 18 year old high school student in Boulder

Pushing Boundaries: Deaf student helps deaf refugees find their voice

Feb. 20, 2017

Refugees immigrating to the United States can encounter many hurdles acclimating to their adopted home. Adapting to a new way of life is much harder when they’re deaf. Sign languages used in other parts of the world differ greatly from country to country. Pamela Wright, a graduate student in linguistics at CU Boulder, is not a refugee, but as a deaf person, she is finding ways to make their transition better.Read more »
Past participants in the BUENO master's program get their degrees

$5 million in grants make master's degrees possible for 90 teachers of diverse learners

Feb. 9, 2017

Two U.S. Department of Education grants will enable CU Boulder's BUENO Center to offer 90 Colorado teachers free or sharply discounted master's degrees with an emphasis on teaching English learners and students with disabilities.Read more »
Woman holds head in hand | iStock photo credit to RapidEye

Public seminar series to focus on bipolar disorder

Jan. 25, 2017

The CU Boulder Robert D. Sutherland (RDS) Center for the Evaluation and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder hopes to increase understanding about bipolar disorder through a free public seminar series that begins Jan. 30.Read more »
Students pose in front of the Arctic Tundra Buggy

Beyond Boulder: Students video polar bears to teach about climate change

Jan. 17, 2017

Graduate students Barbara MacFerrin and Ariel Morrison traveled to the Arctic with Jennifer Kay, assistant professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, to video polar bears as a way to teach students about climate change.Read more »
Middle School Ensemble participants with trombones reviewing music

Middle school music program tuning up for the season

Dec. 27, 2016

CU Boulder College of Music students are busy fine tuning lesson plans for this year’s CU Middle School Ensemble program, which begins Feb. 1. This program offers an extra-curricular performance opportunity for middle school band, orchestra and choral students.Read more »
Ben Kirshner, CU Engage faculty director and co-principal investigator in the new research hub, works with Denver youth, who are involved in the educational justice movement at Project VOYCE.

CU Engage to launch new research hub

Nov. 7, 2016

A new research hub is being launched on campus that will strengthen the work of organizers, advocates, policymakers and education leaders. CU Engage, in collaboration with the National Education Policy Center, received funding from the Ford Foundation to launch it.Read more »
Three students and Carla Fredericks, all involved in the project, stand in a row, posing for a snapshot with a red tribal tapestry handing on the wall behind them.

Students create voter awareness video for native tribe

Nov. 4, 2016

The only in-person community polling place on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation in southern Colorado closed, which prompted tribal members and law students to partner on a video that describes the new mail-in voting process.Read more »
A child with a disgusted face

Teen Science Cafés promise to educate...and disgust

Oct. 20, 2016

Just in time for Halloween, teens are invited to get grossed out at an upcoming Teen Science Café at CU Boulder that explores the science of what happens in the brain to trigger reactions of disgust. “Ewww Disgusting! The Evolution and Neuroscience of Getting Grossed Out” will be held Oct. 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at CU Boulder’s Museum of Natural History lower level Biolounge. Registration is required.Read more »
CU Boulder astronomy and physics student Sam Strabala searches for sunspots with middle schoolers in Keenesburg, Colorado as part of a science outreach program.

CU-STARs brings wonder of space down to Earth for Colorado students

Oct. 17, 2016

CU-STARs (Science, Technology and Astronomy Recruits) outreach program brings space down to Earth for Colorado middle and high school students through inflatable planetariums, a solar system built out of Legos that orbits a lightbulb "sun" and other hands-on learning opportunities.Read more »
Glenwood High School senior Keyla Contreras and Summit County High School students Lizbeth Serrano and Nancy Higuera in an advanced chemistry lab at CU Boulder last summer.

College more than just a dream for Western Slope students

Oct. 10, 2016

With support from CU Boulder, two programs on the Western Slope of Colorado are preparing first-generation middle and high school students for college, providing them mentorship, academic skills and other tools to help them graduate from high school and enroll in college.Read more »

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