The back of heads of two young girls in a hammock by a lake.

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.

Sandra Wirtanen shows a weaving from her weaving residency.

Unstable Design Lab announces open call for second experimental weaving residency

July 19, 2021

ATLAS Institute's Unstable Design Lab, directed by Laura Devendorf, will host its second experimental weaving residency with the goal of developing new techniques and open-source resources that can co-evolve fiber arts and engineering practice.

Alexandra Charland

Undergraduate CTD student's e-textile prototype featured on Hackaday

July 12, 2021

An e-textile prototype board developed by Alexandra Charland, a Creative Technology & Design and computer science double-major, was featured on Hackaday, a popular hardware hacking website. Charland worked with ATLAS PhD Student Chris Hill to develop the prototype in the post.

Katherine Goodman

Katherine Goodman, TMS'15, tackles barriers to inclusion in engineering

June 28, 2021

Katherine Goodman, TMS'15, is with a University of Colorado Denver research group spearheading an effort to help students "from all walks of life" feel welcome in engineering. The project, Broadening Participation in Engineering, received a $350,000 National Science Foundation grant to support a three-year faculty learning community within CU Denver's College of Engineering, Design and Computing.

Ellen Do

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.

Chris Hill wearing his  Whiskers project, including a hat that looks like a cat.

ATLAS PhD Student Chris Hill leads wearable technology miniseries at Broomfield Library's inventHQ

June 21, 2021

A group of 11 students spent the week learning about wearable technology, and then presented their projects showcasing their programmed simple circuits and how they work. Students used custom-built prototyping tools that Hill and co-leader Michael Schneider designed to help the students prototype circuitry. Both Hill and Schneider work with Mark Gross, professor of computer science, and Ann Eisenberg, senior research associate with the Institute of Cognitive Science, on the NSF-sponsored Debugging by Design grant.

Laura Devendorf wearing a shirt she crocheted that has baby nipples sewn into it.

Unstable Design Lab's "Design Memoirs" project on Irish Radio

June 16, 2021

In this Irish Radio interview with Aisling Kelliher, associate professor of computer science with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Kelliher discusses research from the Unstable Design Lab's "Design Memoirs" project.

Pat and Dale Hatfield

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.

Donna Auguste giving a virtual commencement speech, dressed in graduation regalia.

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.

A collage of the eight PhD students who won Graduate School awards.

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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