Dor Abrahamson of the University of California at Berkeley demonstrates the use of the Quad, a device he and colleagues at CU Boulder and elsewhere created to help the blind or visually impaired learn geometry.

Researcher recognized for work to help visually impaired people learn geometry

March 11, 2022

Brett Fiedler and colleagues win 2022 Dr. Arthur I. Karshmer Award for Assistive Technology Research.


Two science-education experts honored by American Physical Society

Nov. 11, 2021

CU Boulder’s Katherine K. Perkins and Valerie K. Otero cited for groundbreaking work to understand and improve science education.


Grad student helps science sims break language barriers

Feb. 27, 2018

Physics is challenging, but learning it in a second language adds an entirely different obstacle, says Diana López, who is doing what she can to make STEM subjects—science, technology, engineering, and math—more accessible to students who speak Spanish.


High-school student helps science-ed team update its simulations

Oct. 20, 2017

'Even students studying degrees in computer programming have difficulty doing this from scratch,' PhET Interactive Simulations team member says Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) literacy is difficult for college students, so you would not expect a high school student to master these concepts and also convey them via computer...


CU students enhance global STEM learning with new iPad App

Oct. 10, 2016

Thanks to a team of undergraduate students, the University of Colorado Boulder now has an innovative new iPad app for kids, extending the international educational footprint of the PhET Interactive Simulations project and its award-winning collection of science and math simulations.