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Dynamic tattoos promise to warn wearers of health threats

Sept. 24, 2020

ATLAS Assistant Professor Carson Bruns discusses how nanotechnology can give tattoos biomedical applications. Among other work, he discusses recently-published research completed by the Laboratory for Emergent Nanotechnology, which he directs, on tattoos that alert an individual when their skin needs protection by employing ink that is only visible when exposed to UV light.

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Whaaat!? Festival is on!

Sept. 22, 2020

ATLAS Institute’s third annual Whaaat!? Festival kicks off remotely on Wednesday, Sept. 23 with an experimental gameplay session led by Paolo Pedercini from independent game developer Molleindustria.

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Newly named Creative Technology and Design program under new leadership

Aug. 14, 2020

ATLAS undergraduate program begins the year under a new name and new leadership, with Arielle Hein taking the reins from Matt Bethancourt.

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ATLAS degree programs renamed Creative Technology and Design

Aug. 14, 2020

To more closely align degree names with updated curricula, the College of Engineering and Applied Science has renamed all ATLAS academic programs Creative Technology and Design.

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Scientist reflects on the joys and challenges of being a Black nature lover

Aug. 13, 2020

ATLAS instructor and STEM outreach coordinator Shaz Zamore spoke to CU Boulder Today about their experiences as a Black person who grew up with a love for the outdoors—and the challenges facing people of color who are just beginning their careers in nature-centric fields like ecology, zoology and botany.

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Ellen Do keynote speaker at Asia's largest gathering of computer-aided architectural design researchers

July 28, 2020

Ellen Do, professor and director of partnership and innovation in the ATLAS Institute, will be a keynote speaker.

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ATLAS graduate student assists Accenture Labs with development of self-cleaning textiles

July 24, 2020

Imagine a textile that cleaned itself, killing viruses and bacteria, and dissolving flecks of embedded organic material.

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Healthcare at Home

June 17, 2020

Mirela Alistar, assistant professor of computer science and the director of the ATLAS Institute’s Living Matter Lab, wants to make healthcare more personal with microfluidic biochips.

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Black in Nature

June 10, 2020

Shaz Zamore, ATLAS instructor and STEM outreach coordinator, coauthors this blog affiliated with the Integrative and Comparative Biology journal. "Having a network of fellow Black nature and STEM enthusiasts encourages us to contribute ideas and perspectives our non-Black peers may not have considered," Zamore wrote with coauthor Alexus Roberts. "In turn, starting these conversations can promote political discourse that may not have otherwise occurred. Simply put, our presence is change."

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Congratulations ATLAS spring 2020 MS and PhD graduates!

May 16, 2020

In spring 2020, four PhD students and 15 master's students received graduate degrees from the ATLAS Institute, the largest class of ATLAS graduate students to date.

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