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ATLAS Alum Applies AI to Support Visually Impaired Internet Users

June 16, 2023

ATLAS Institute alumna Abigale Stangl (PhDTAM’19) recently helped lead a multi-university study into the ways humans and artificial intelligence could work together to improve online alt-text image descriptions for visually impaired users.

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ATLAS Institute Faculty Nationally Recognized for Radical Creativity and Invention

June 8, 2023

The National Science Foundation’s CAREER award is among the most prestigious honors supporting junior faculty doing outstanding work integrating research and education toward a meaningful social impact. The CAREER award is highly competitive and is a strong indicator of future research success. Award criteria focus on intellectual merit and broad...

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ATLAS affiliates receive seed grants to study AI-augmented learning

May 24, 2023

The Engineering Education and AI-Augmented Learning Interdisciplinary Research Theme awarded multiple seed grants this spring to help spur research teaming in the college and boost early projects with the high potential for societal impact, including to several ATLAS Institute affiliates.

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ACME Lab Champions Humble Materials for Innovative Human-Computer Interactions at CHI 2023

May 22, 2023

Over the years, the computer-human interaction field has seen many trends. For a time, gesture and pen-based interactions were key, then with the rising ubiquity of smartphones came a focus on haptic technologies. Now according to Ellen Do, ATLAS ACME Lab director, “material exploration” was the theme of the day...

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ATLAS researchers receive seed grants from Resilient Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity Interdisciplinary Research Theme

May 19, 2023

Two ATLAS researchers received a seed grant to study how we might design sustainable interactions between machines and non-human organisms.

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ATLAS Professor Laura Devendorf Explores Innovations in Weaving at CHI 2023

May 16, 2023

Weaving has been a central craft in global culture for thousands of years—so ubiquitous that it often feels invisible. Laura Devendorf, ATLAS Unstable Design Lab Director, Information Science faculty member, is changing this perception by proving that weaving is very much a source of radical innovation, and inspiring others in...

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ATLAS Innovators Win Big at RepRap Festival

May 8, 2023

The first annual Rocky Mountain RepRap Festival (RMRRF) took place in Loveland, CO, and the ATLAS Utility Research Lab crew showed up in a big way. RepRap is a global movement focused on developing freely-available 3D printers that can produce most of their own components, with the goals of simplifying...

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Kombucha chic: How one student uses microbes, and time, to grow her own clothes

May 4, 2023

Biodesign researcher Fiona Bell says that anyone, anywhere can grow their own clothing right from their kitchens. You start by brewing a batch of kombucha.

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Spring 2023 ATLAS Student Awards

April 27, 2023

Graduating in May 2023 with degrees in Creative Technology and Design, these graduate and undergraduate students listed 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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ATLAS Expo 2023: Our Biggest One Yet!

April 26, 2023

If you go Who: All are welcome What: ATLAS Expo When: Thursday, May 4, 2023, 4–6p.m. Where: Roser ATLAS Center, 1125 18th St., Boulder Cost: Free! ATLAS Expo is back and, with over 120 student research projects included, it promises to be the biggest and most exciting Expo we’ve ever...

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