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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.”

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RoomShift research: IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications magazine's cover story

Aug. 10, 2021

THING Lab researchers, led by recent PhD graduate, Ryo Suzuki, developed a swarm of shape-changing robots that move furniture around a room, opening up new haptic ideas for virtual reality.

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Origami comes to life with new shape-changing materials

July 22, 2021

Imagine opening up a book of nature photos only to see a kaleidoscope of graceful butterflies flutter out from the page. Such fanciful storybooks might soon be possible thanks to the work of a team of designers and engineers at CU Boulder’s ATLAS Institute.

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Digital wellness program provides resources to combat social media’s negative psychological impacts

July 20, 2021

ATLAS Instructor Annie Margaret is creating a Digital Wellness Summer Program for middle-school girls that provides strategies adolescents can use to minimize the negative psychological impacts of social media.

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Ellen Do co-chairs ACM Creativity & Cognition 2021

June 21, 2021

​Ellen Do, professor of computer science with the ATLAS Institute, has a long history of doing community outreach and service for the ACM Creativity & Cognition Conference, and this year is no exception.

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ATLAS research spins off to Catalyze CU

June 21, 2021

Two teams from the ATLAS Institute were selected to participate in Catalyze CU, a highly selective, summer-long startup accelerator that combines world-class mentorship, funding and dedicated co-working space.

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Dale and Patricia Hatfield endow new ATLAS professorship

June 11, 2021

Through a generous gift, Dale and Pat Hatfield recently enabled the creation of the first endowed professorship associated with the ATLAS Institute.

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ATLAS Commencement Spring 2021

June 2, 2021

Despite a challenging academic year, this spring 42 ATLAS students earned BS degrees in Creative Technology and Design, three received MS-Social Impact degrees and 11 received degrees in MS-Creative Industries. Donna Auguste, who earned a PhD in Technology, Media and Society in 2019 and is now the CEO of Auguste Research Group, delivered the guest address.

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Eight ATLAS researchers receive Graduate School awards

May 18, 2021

ATLAS PhD students Katie Gach, Keke Wu, Fiona Bell, Kailey Shara and Sasha Novack, and Affiliated PhD students Gabrielle Johnson, Dreycey Albin and Varsha Koushik recently received graduate school awards.

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ATLAS @ CHI 2021

May 14, 2021

ATLAS researchers have 10 published works and one special interest group associated with the CHI 2021 conference, the world’s preeminent conference for the field of human-computer interaction. Held virtually, CHI 2021, also known as ACM’s Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, took place May 8-13.

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