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.

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.

Stephanie Wanek

Stephanie Wanek shares fulfilling work, passion for ATLAS community, with alma-mater

May 19, 2021

Stephanie Wanek has been a longtime CU Boulder staff member, including with the ATLAS Institute and National Center for Women in Info Tech/NCWIT. In this interview with her alma mater, the Cathedral School of St. John the Divine in New York City, Wanek shares her love for the university and...

Sam Stevens with wildflowers behind him.

CTD student's VR app available in the Oculus Store

May 18, 2021

CTD Student Sam Stevens is the founder and CEO of Peaceful Places LLC, a nature-themed virtual reality app that creates experiences for relaxation and reflection.

Kailey SHara

Kailey Shara’s electronics talk on YouTube receives nearly 25,000 views

May 17, 2021

ATLAS PhD Student Kailey Shara was an invited guest on the YouTube channel of Robert Feranec to discuss design engineering and the chemistry of printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing. In this video, Shara explains the multi-step chemical process used to electrically connect together the different layers of a circuit board.

Stephanie Wanek

Stephanie Wanek shares fulfilling work, passion for ATLAS community, with alma-mater

May 17, 2021

In this interview with the Cathedral School of St. John the Divine, Stephanie Wanek, assistant director of operations for the ATLAS Institute, talks about how ATLAS is positioned to train the next generation to solve today's big problems–such as climate change, humanitarian issues and alternative energies. "Sometimes change starts with a bunch of people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives coming together and tinkering around with an idea," she said.

Chris Hill wearing his Whiskers project.

Three of Chris Hill's projects featured in "Instructables"

May 10, 2021

Three of Chris Hill's projects –Circuit Playground Extension E-Textile Debugging Tool; E-Textile Logic Probe Debugging Tool; and a Wearable Mini Voltage Meter– were featured this month in "Instructables," an online community of makers. But this wasn't the first time the ATLAS PhD student's projects were featured in Instructables.

Laura Devendorf

Washington Post interviews Laura Devendorf for "Nextiles" story

May 5, 2021

Did you get enough steps in today? Maybe one day you’ll ask your ‘smart’ shirt.

Marquee of the Boulder Theatre with the NVC 14 on it with photos of Kailey Shara and Darren Sholes and their projects surrounding it

ATLAS PhD students compete for NVC 14 "Audience Choice Award"

April 13, 2021

On April 13, the audience of the New Venture Challenge 14 will vote for their favorite startup, including two teams headed by ATLAS PhD students, with the winner taking home a $1,000 "Audience Choice Award."