To more closely align degree names with updated curricula, ATLAS academic programs offered through the College of Engineering and Applied Science have been renamed Creative Technology and Design.
During EdBoard Technologies' August Kickstarter, 150 backers pledged more than $37,000, helping to bring an educational project founded by two ATLAS Creative Industries master's students to life. The venture includes colorful hardware and curriculum focused on teaching students as young as 6 about electricity and electrical circuits. The team received guidance through the ATLAS ACME Lab, which is directed by Professor Ellen Yi-Luen Do.
ATLAS instructor and STEM outreach coordinator Shaz Zamore spoke to CU Boulder Today about their experiences as a Black person who grew up with a love for the outdoors—and the challenges facing people of color who are just beginning their careers in nature-centric fields like ecology, zoology and botany.
Ellen Do keynote speaker at Asia's largest gathering of computer-aided architectural design researchers
Ellen Do, professor and director of partnership and innovation in the ATLAS Institute, will be a keynote speaker for the 25th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), the continent's largest annual gathering of researchers of computer-aided architectural design.
Imagine a textile that cleaned itself, killing viruses and bacteria, and dissolving flecks of embedded organic material. Such a fabric could transform the safety and cleanliness of seating in planes, buses and other public spaces—a particularly appealing prospect given recent events.
At a time when the field of human-computer interaction is becoming more important than ever, ATLAS researchers are making substantial contributions. For CHI '20, the world's leading conference for HCI, ATLAS researchers contributed nine papers and organized two workshops.
Laura Devendorf, an assistant professor of information science with the ATLAS Institute, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, providing $550,000 over five years to support the development of smart textiles. The award is one of the most prestigious given to faculty in the early phases of their careers.