Education & Outreach

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 »
Lucentio with guitar in Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew"

Tackling bullying in schools with bilingual Shakespeare, all-female cast

Oct. 3, 2016

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is taking its all-female, bilingual tour of "The Taming of the Shrew" to Colorado schools. "The Taming of the Shrew" is the latest title in CSF’s Shakespeare & Violence Prevention series, which combines live performance and classroom workshops to empower students to become “upstanders” vs. “bystanders” when they see bullying happen around them.Read more »
Colorado Law students Adria Robinson and Dave Digiacomo in 2011 talk with a group of South High School students in Denver as part of the Constitution Day Program. (Photo by Patrick Campbell/University of Colorado)

Promoting constitutional literacy in high schools across the state

Sept. 16, 2016

Colorado Law students and alumni, as well as local attorneys, are visiting schools everywhere in Colorado from Glenwood Springs to Wray, Parker, Longmont, Fort Collins, Denver and beyond to guide discussions as part of the annual Constitution Day Program offered by the Byron R. White Center.Read more »
CU Boulder psychology student works with families at the Children's Museum in Denver last spring thanks to Outreach Award.

Bumper crop of outreach projects announced

Sept. 12, 2016

With $560,000, faculty are crisscrossing the state educating people about every academic topic imaginable. And they're doing it with $200,000 more than last year, thanks to increased funding from the Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost and the Division of Continuing Education.Read more »

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