Shanel Wu  bends over by a log. Wu wove the vest she is wearing on a traditional 4-shaft floor loom, integrating digital air quality sensors for outdoor workers in polluted environments.

Shanel Wu: Designing e-textiles with sustainability in mind

Feb. 9, 2022

ATLAS PhD student Shanel Wu is tackling how to reduce the waste from the rapidly expanding e-textile industry by investigating design practices that make it easier to recycle or reuse electronics and the textiles in which they are embedded.

Danny Rankin on Donuts, Design & Debate

Danny Rankin discusses logos and branding on Donuts, Design & Debate

Feb. 9, 2022

ATLAS Teaching Assistant Professor Danny Rankin discusses design, logo and branding on the Feb. 2 episode of Donuts, Design & Debate, a podcast about design from the creators of SketchUp Talk.

Joanne Reid pointing a rifle at her Biathlon target.

ICTD grad Joanne Reid competes in second Winter Olympics Biathlon

Jan. 31, 2022

When the 2022 Olympic Games open in Beijing, China on Friday, ATLAS graduate Joanne Reid (ICTD '17) will be among the U.S. athletes, competing against the best of the best in the biathlon, a winter sport that combines rifle sharpshooting with Nordic skiing.

Kari Santos

Alumna Kari Santos (MS-ICTD '17) found her passion through Social Impact track

Nov. 29, 2021

Kari Santos holds an MS in Information and Communication Technology for Development (the track was later renamed Social Impact ) from ATLAS Institute's Creative Technology and Design master's program. Before getting her graduate degree, she worked as a software engineer for more than 20 years. In this interview with re:think...

Aileen Pierce and Jules Pierce

Mother-daughter duo Aileen and Jules Pierce featured on STEMblazers podcast

Oct. 25, 2021

Aileen Pierce, associate director of undergraduate programs and teaching associate professor, and Jules Pierce, a software engineer at Facebook, share their perspective and experiences as women in tech spanning two generations.

Looking from below to "The Golden Rectangle" installation, with scaffolding in front of it.

Alumna's mural pays homage to the golden ratios in cinema

Sept. 22, 2021

Toward the top floor of the Roser ATLAS Center on main campus, those who take the north stairs are now greeted by a new artwork as they approach the third floor. Designed and installed by Sophie Adams (BS-TAM'21), "The Golden Rectangle" aims to capture the movement of old filmstrips, and pays homage to the golden ratios in cinema studies—both in color and proportion of the shapes themselves.

Sandra Bae

Sandra Bae receives ARCS and KASF scholarships

Sept. 8, 2021

ATLAS PHD Student Sandra Bae recently received a $6,500 Achievement Reward for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year on behalf of CU Boulder's College of Engineering & Applied Science. In early August, Bae also received a $2,000 scholarship from the Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF). ARCS ®...

From a past show in the black box a person looks to a background that looks like planets.

‘From Past to Present’ returns live music to CU Boulder’s ATLAS Black Box Theater

July 29, 2021

The Roser ATLAS B2 Black Box Theater on Friday night will once again be filled with the sound of live music for the first time since a Sept. 2018 flood from a burst pipe, and then the coronavirus, forced the on-campus venue’s closure.

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.

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