Ben Shapiro with students

Award recognizes ATLAS professor for engaging teaching, making a difference

June 13, 2018

"His teaching methods are innovative, iterative and easy to understand, and he cares about his students." This is just one of the comments used to nominate Ben Shapiro for the 2018 Sullivan-Carlson Innovation in Education Award.

Annie Kelley works on a keyboard attached to her computer during the MakeCode workshop.

Code snippets, tooltips and error detection

March 21, 2018

ATLAS hosts advanced workshop for MakeCode, the JavaScript platform that vastly simplifies the creation of programming editors.

Two students smile as they build a remote control car from cardboard, salvaged parts and micro:bits

Microsoft Research workshop gives new life to old toys

March 20, 2018

The assignment is to play with remote control cars. Well actually, break them up and use the parts to build something else. It's an apt assignment for Arielle Hein’s Object class, which meets in the ATLAS Blow Things Up Lab.

Girl looking up from computer.

Computer Science Education Week: Going Beyond Code

Dec. 6, 2017

The Laboratory for Playful Computation has developed technology that enables middle-school students to quickly create networks, connect devices, invent apps and design wearable technology.

Photo of Emily Daub dancing in her wearable technology

Lightbulb moment leads to wearable technology for performance dance

Nov. 30, 2017

Emily Daub, a senior in ATLAS Institute's Technology, Arts and Media Program, combines her passions for dance and wearable technology by creating responsive costumes for performance dance.

Assistant Professor Ben Shapiro helps three middle-school students learn Blocky Talky.

Computer music as gateway to learning contemporary computer science

Oct. 25, 2017

Middle school students with limited prior programming experience develop interactive, creative, networked technologies.

Assistant Professor Ben Shapiro helps a student.

ATLAS professor to keynote IEEE Symposium

Sept. 26, 2017

Assistant Professor Ben Shapiro will be the keynote speaker for the IEEE Symposium in October.

EPIC students in training

Outreach awards connect public schools to research and creative work

Sept. 21, 2017

ATLAS Assistant Professor Ben Shapiro is a collaborator on two CU Boulder Outreach Awards for the 2017-18 school year, enabling work to move ahead on a pair of initiatives that connect research, teaching and creative work with education in Colorado public schools.

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Lighting the way to science and art education

Aug. 10, 2017

Lila Finch's new workshop shows teachers how to help students embrace both art and technology.

Girl holding interactive toy

“Girls on Fire” ignites students’ coding passion

Aug. 8, 2017

At Girls on Fire summer camp, ICTD Graduate Student Kari Santos teaches middle school girls to write code and work with electronics.

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