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.

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Nobel laureate Carl Wieman awarded Yidan Prize for Education Research

Sept. 23, 2020

Wieman will use prize and project money to support CU Boulder’s award-winning PhET Interactive Simulations to advance STEM education globally.

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PhET simulations keep students engaged while learning science remotely

May 4, 2020

CU Boulder’s PhET Interactive Simulations are providing critical support to teachers, students and parents during the COVID-19 pandemic


Google expands STEM-ed access, reach with $2 million-plus gift

June 28, 2018

Google on Thursday announced a $1.5 million grant in support of CU Boulder’s global STEM education project, PhET Interactive Simulations, and rent-free space for the CU Boulder-founded National Center for Women & Information Technology.


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...

Four young girls use the PhET simulations in Indonesia.

PhET Interactive Simulations recognized for innovation in STEM education

June 27, 2017

CU Boulder’s PhET Interactive Simulations is one of 15 finalists for the prestigious WISE Award, which recognizes innovative educational projects that address challenges and bring transformative societal change.