Interdisciplinary

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.

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.

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.

CU’s nLab breeds real-world innovation among all walks of students

Interdisciplinary thinking bolsters innovation. That’s the concept behind the University of Colorado Boulder’s new nLab, a mobile hub that allows students to develop their entrepreneurial ideas through peer and mentor-based collaboration, sustainability resources and other tools.

Students create new CU-Boulder maps with ‘universal design’ to expand access

In a new set of way-finding maps, planters at the University of Colorado Boulder are more than decorative containers. The concrete vessels serve as directional prompts for people to navigate central campus.

Alaska’s iconic Columbia Glacier expected to stop retreating in 2020, says CU-Boulder study

The wild and dramatic cascade of ice into the ocean from Alaska’s Columbia Glacier, an iconic glacier featured in the documentary “Chasing Ice” and one of the fastest moving glaciers in the world, will cease around 2020, according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder.

CU-Boulder a leading host of Brazilian ‘Scientific Mobility’ students

The University of Colorado Boulder shares the No. 3 rank among 238 higher education institutions in the nation for hosting students of Brazil’s Scientific Mobility Undergraduate Program.

The data, released last month by the Institute of International Education, or IIE, shows that CU-Boulder is home to 32 students through the program. Iowa State University also is hosting 32 students. 

Learning and living sustainability

SEEDS and Sustainable by Design, CU’s two newest Residential Academic Programs, feature an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability and innovative problem-solving.   

Multi-discipline research makes a big impact

Liz Bradley is a great professor because she loved being a student. The computer science professor graduated from MIT with three degrees, a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., in electrical engineering and computer science. And, while earning these degrees would be more than enough to earn bragging rights, Bradley earned her two graduate degrees while training as an Olympic rower. She took fifth place in the 1988 Olympic Games.

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