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CU-Boulder startup wins in front of Shark Tank's Daymond John

Cory Finney (Fin ’12) and Christian Nitu (Mktg ’11), founders of SnowGate, won first place at a June 3 pitch event in front of a panel of judges including Daymond John of ABC’s Shark Tank.

Student's passion for classics leads to treasure hunt with ancient clay tablets

When Christina Chandler transferred to the University of Colorado Boulder as an English major, her advisor pushed her to take a course in classics. It would meet a requirement, the advisor said, and it fit into her schedule.

Chandler, who didn’t think she’d be interested in the subject, was not happy. But she gave in.

Student-professor collaboration could result in a better-fed astronaut

As an undergrad studying ecology and evolutionary biology, Lizzie Lombardi found herself as one of the few “plant” people on a team of University of Colorado Boulder engineering students who were tasked with a lofty mission: build a robotic system that could garden in space.

Student documentary captures ivory crush for OnEarth

There’s something very powerful about seeing six of tons of elephant ivory ground to rubble in a rock crusher, says Gloria Dickie. She and fellow journalism student Caitlin Rockett covered such an event last month. It was part of an effort by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to draw attention to the $10 billion illegal wildlife trade industry and send a message of intolerance to poachers and traffickers. 

CU-Boulder students invest $30,000 in startup through real-life venture capital program

Elihuu, a startup company whose slogan is “meet your manufacturer,” has met an investor -- a group of University of Colorado Boulder graduate students.

The students last week put $30,000 into Elihuu, an online software platform that connects product designers with manufacturers who can make their wares.

CU-Boulder students, alumni look to go global through career services

Given CU-Boulder staff member Jodi Schneiderman’s perspective, one might think she works in the Office of International Education. She says it’s important for students to have a global mindset and to understand other cultures. And it’s at CU-Boulder’s Career Services where she works on this notion.  

Satellite designed and built by CU-Boulder students now in orbit

DANDE has left the planet.

A beach ball-sized satellite designed and built by a team of CU-Boulder students is now whipping around the planet in a polar orbit. Roughly 150 students have been involved in the project since 2007.

The satellite, known as the Drag and Atmospheric Neutral Density Explorer satellite, or DANDE, will investigate how atmospheric drag can affect satellite orbits.

CU-Boulder environmental design class prints 3-D model of campus

Sara Bryant didn’t touch a piece of paper or even an Exacto knife for her model-building course last month. The junior in environmental design and her classmates used the latest software and machinery to build prototype models of the CU-Boulder campus. Their tools included a computerized router, a laser cutter and a brand new 3-D printer.

Cadets from nationally ranked Golden Buffalo Battalion commissioned to active duty

In February 2013, the University of Colorado Boulder Army ROTC program was honored with a MacArthur Award, recognizing the Golden Buffalo Battalion as one of the top eight ROTC units in the nation.

Journalism graduate lands dream gig with NBC

As early as her second semester at CU-Boulder, Savannah Sellers began to forge her career, not only by being accepted into the journalism program but also by seeking out practical experiences at every turn.

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