Arielle Dispenza holding her teaching award and standing next to Keith Molenaar,  Acting Dean, College of Engineering & Applied Science

Arielle Dispenza recognized for excellence in teaching

Jan. 10, 2022

Arielle Dispenza was honored in December as the recipient of the 2021 Charles A. Hutchinson Memorial Teaching Award from CU Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science. The award annually recognizes one engineering faculty member who has shown consistent dedication to teaching, education and students.

Computer showing the bitmed website

Fall 2021 Capstone Projects

Dec. 21, 2021

CTD Capstone is a rigorous, two-semester course sequence required for all Creative Technology & Design majors. Normally taken during the senior year, it involves the completion of a culminating project that goes through multiple rounds of faculty review and iteration. This small collection of project presentations gives a sense of the kind of work students complete in the CTD program.

E.O. Rafelson in silouette in front of a large projection of KALEIDEO, a projection from the kaleideoscope he made

CTD student invents new lighting technology for Capstone project

Nov. 8, 2021

CTD senior EO Rafelson has fabricated a high-tech kaleidoscope for his capstone project as well as developed a way to project the patterns generated onto a planetarium dome. His project, “Kaleideo,” will be presented at Fiske Planetarium on Tuesday, Nov. 9 for two free shows.

Colin Soguero in a Magic Leap AR headset.

CU Boulder Engineering alumni take second place at “olympics of hackathons”

Sept. 28, 2021

A team of three recent CU Boulder College of Engineering graduates recently took second place at Pinnacle, coined "The Olympics of Hackathons."

Looking from below to "The Golden Rectangle" installation, with scaffolding in front of it.

Alumna's mural pays homage to the golden ratios in cinema

Sept. 22, 2021

Toward the top floor of the Roser ATLAS Center on main campus, those who take the north stairs are now greeted by a new artwork as they approach the third floor. Designed and installed by Sophie Adams (BS-TAM'21), "The Golden Rectangle" aims to capture the movement of old filmstrips, and pays homage to the golden ratios in cinema studies—both in color and proportion of the shapes themselves.

Woman stands in front of a black and white striped wall in the Moire Room at Meow Wolf Denver.

Meow Wolf Denver features work by CU Boulder community

Sept. 18, 2021

The 12 members of the CU Boulder community who contributed to the new $50-million Meow Wolf Denver location are all associated with the ATLAS Institute.

Schematic of FlaVR hydration water bottle

CTD offers company-sponsored capstone option

Aug. 11, 2021

Creative Technology and Design seniors may now opt to work on sponsored projects: "Students work on real-world projects in a client-contractor relationship, and companies have the opportunity to work with creative engineering students exploring interesting and leading-edge creative technology projects.”

Sam Stevens with wildflowers behind him.

CTD student's VR app available in the Oculus Store

May 18, 2021

CTD Student Sam Stevens is the founder and CEO of Peaceful Places LLC, a nature-themed virtual reality app that creates experiences for relaxation and reflection.

Monica Chairez

Monica Chairez's capstone project helps enhance hands-on learning for CU Dental School

May 12, 2021

Before she graduated in May with a bachelor's degree in Creative Technology and Design, Monica Chairez used the skills she gained at ATLAS to help solve several needs for CU Dental School of Medicine.

Collage of four MS-CTD students on top and five BS-CTD students on the bottom who won ATLAS awards in 2021.

Spring 2021 ATLAS Student Awards

May 4, 2021

Graduating in May 2021 with degrees in Creative Technology and Design, the graduate and undergraduate students listed below are recognized for exceptional accomplishments, having demonstrated initiative in their academic and extracurricular activities, completing outstanding research or creative projects, or contributing significantly to the ATLAS community.

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