Mirela Alistar talks to students in her Personal Biochips class.

Living Matter Lab pioneers technologies that move medical diagnostics from lab to home

Nov. 18, 2019

Making healthcare more affordable, effective and personal is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Directed by Assistant Professor Mirela Alistar, the Living Matter Lab is rising to that challenge.

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CBS Denver interviews ATLAS assistant professor and artist Joel Swanson about the 10-story art projection on Daniels and Fisher Tower in downtown Denver

Nov. 6, 2019

“It hit a really sweet spot," says Swanson. "It's subtle, and it’s all black and white, which resonates with my practice, but it’s also visually appealing enough where people walking down the street would be interested to stop and see more."

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Ellen Do speaks about ATLAS at China's largest gathering of tech enthusiasts

Oct. 15, 2019

On Sept. 25, ATLAS Professor Ellen Do spoke at the Apsara Conference 2019, one of the largest annual gatherings of developers and tech enthusiasts in China. Her talk, "Creating Magic with Digital Design & Making," was in part an overview of the ATLAS Institute.

Peter Gyory accepts the award at the IndieCade International Festival of Independent Games.

Peter Gyory & Clement Zheng take home IndieCade's Innovation in Interaction Design award

Oct. 14, 2019

ATLAS PhD students, Peter Gyory and Clement Zheng, took home the "Innovation in Interaction Design Award" from the International Festival of Independent Games (IndieCade) for their cooperative arcade survival game, HOT SWAP: All Hands On Deck.

Participants at the Whaaat!?Festival playing videogames on large screens.

Second annual Whaaat!? Festival attracts more than 250 game aficionados

Oct. 7, 2019

Matt Bethancourt and Danny Rankin started the Whaaat!? festival in order to geek-out with a group of like-minded game developers; in just the second year, the all-day event attracted more than 250 participants.

Joel Swanson sits by a collection of his projects.

Maintaining his momentum, Joel Swanson wraps-up busy summer

Sept. 27, 2019

Artist Joel Swanson, an assistant professor with the ATLAS Institute, sustained his momentum over the summer months, adding to his chain of shows and awards both locally and abroad.

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ShapeBots: a swarm of shape-shifting robots that visually display data

Sept. 24, 2019

Tech Xplore features the ShapeBots project, developed by ATLAS PhD students Ryo Suzuki and Clement Zheng.

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CU Engineering Interviews Carson Bruns, assistant professor and director of the Laboratory for Emergent Nanomaterials

Aug. 29, 2019

"A creator of color-changing tattoo inks and shape-shifting molecular machines, chemist/artist Carson Bruns uses nanoscience to invent new materials and technologies."

Sandra Wirtanen at Aalto University Department of Applied Physics laboratory measuring performance of textile prototypes.

Unstable Design Lab announces researcher-in-residence for summer weaving residency

May 13, 2019

After reviewing more than 200 applications from around the globe, the Unstable Design Lab at CU Boulder's ATLAS Institute selected Sandra Wirtanen as its first researcher-in-residence for the 2019 Experimental Weaving Residency to Bridge Art and Engineering, which aims to promote collaboration between fiber-artists and CU Boulder scientists and engineers...

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Meet our graduates

May 6, 2019

Meet Aidan Rafferty and Doug Smith, two of our outstanding students graduating from the TAM program. Then learn about our five graduating PhD students - all women- all seeking to empower groups not traditionally engaged in engineering fields

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