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...

Simone Hyater-Adams

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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Katie Gach's research informs Facebook's new legacy policies

April 10, 2019

On April 9 Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg announced new guidelines for memorial legacy accounts, and those changes were directly informed by research from ATLAS PhD candidate Katie Gach.

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Hot Swap: All Hands On Deck is an old-school naval battle with interchangeable controllers

Feb. 27, 2019

Gamasutra asks ATLAS graduate students Peter Gyory and Clement Zheng about their fast-paced, multiplayer, collaborative game soon to be featured in the Game Developers Conference in March. Held in San Francisco, GDC is the largest game developers conference in the world, attracting 28,000 attendees.

Cassandra Goodby

Q&A: Student organizer traces her love of coding to T9Hacks

Jan. 22, 2019

Come join the fourth annual T9Hacks Feb. 9–10, a fun, 24-hour invention marathon of sorts that promotes interest in creative technologies, coding, design and making among college women and non-binary individuals. Student organizers emphasize that no prior programming experience or other technical skills are required to participate. The event is free, but registration is required.

Auguste uses a Markes Micro-chamber to extract volatile organic compounds from a sample.

Donna Auguste honored by Tau Beta Pi with ‘eminent engineer’ title

Oct. 22, 2018

Donna Auguste, ATLAS PhD student, is the first person at CU Boulder in roughly a decade to receive the prestigious "eminent engineer" designation from the national engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi.

ATLAS Institute graduate student Peter Gyory, right, demonstrates the new 3D design platform he is developing with THING Lab Director Daniel Leithinger.

Over 200 visitors at Second Annual ATLAS Research Showcase

Oct. 4, 2018

Tattoos that change color in sunlight, control systems that help robots anticipate your needs, integrating circuits into smart textiles: these were just a few of the projects demonstrated at ATLAS Institute's Second Annual Research Showcase.

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New ATLAS games festival highlights experiences that make you say "Whaaat!?"

Sept. 14, 2018

"Whaaat!? A festival for games and experimental interactions" featured a large number of experimental tabletop and electronic games, and a large vintage arcade featuring games from the 1970s and 80s. Central to the event was a series of talks and workshops on the art form of game design.

Computer generated design  interactive sculpture that visualizes Colorado air quality data

Freshmen tackle data and art in first hands-on engineering project

June 6, 2018

Two TAM students helped create prototype sculpture that visualizes Colorado's air quality data.

Hooman Hedayati

IRON Lab researcher wins Outstanding Research Excellence award

May 18, 2018

Hooman Hedayati, a computer science PhD student in the ATLAS Institute’s IRON Lab, was awarded an Outstanding Research Award by CU Boulder’s Department of Computer Science.

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