Yang and Yin with roll of cooling material

Beat the heat

A thin, low-cost metamaterial keeps buildings cool with zero energy consumption.

Fermented pint of beer

From beer to battery

Two CU Boulder engineers have pioneered an ingenious way to turn Colorado’s booming craft beer economy into renewable power.

Inside ALD NanoSolutions

Spinoff company discovers new opportunities for nanomaterials

In 1997, Professor Al Weimer of chemical and biological engineering and Professor Steven George of chemistry began collaborating on a novel process of coating surfaces with the thinnest of materials possible, known as atomic layer deposition (ALD).

Tiny stethoscope on an arm

The tiniest of stethoscopes

It may be tiny, but it’s mighty. A soft, wearable acoustic sensor that weighs less than a paper clip has been developed by CU Boulder and Northwestern University.

Dan Szafir with robot

The Robot Whisperer

Robots could someday be found making beds at understaffed nursing homes, helping homeowners with DIY projects or handling mundane chores on the International Space Station.

Mark Borden and team members in the lab

Microbubble Technology

Technology could save lives on battlefield, home front.

Never Summer mountains

Preserving the Arapaho language

Fading language lives on through CU Boulder website.

Denver skyline at night

Preparing the next generation of scientists

How to prepare young scientists to tackle the problems of our 21st-century world?

A girl receiving an award during a positive recognition campaign event in Montbello

Denver violence prevention initiative readies programming for early 2018

It would be tough to find another community-based research project that involves as many partners as the $5.9 million youth violence prevention initiative focused on two Denver neighborhoods.

Jamie Principato in lab

Blind student shoots for the stars

Jamie Principato wants to ensure that blind students can excel in science and engineering careers. So the CU undergraduate is parlaying her own experience in designing and building space instruments to help them get the training they’ll need.