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...

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Murmuring Yarnscapes

Nov. 18, 2021

Unstable Design Lab researchers Jordan Wirfs-Brock, a PhD candidate, and Mikhaila Friske, a PhD student, both in information science, will present their interactive, hands-on, textile-based experience, Murmuring Yarnscapes, in the ATLAS Black Box, beginning Dec. 2.

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High-tech tattoos may help prevent skin cancer

Nov. 15, 2021

Carson Bruns, assistant professor and director of the Emergent Nanomaterials Lab, and his research team are collaborating with the CU Anschutz Medical Campus to test a tattoo ink that’s completely invisible—and could lower the risk of skin cancer, much like a “permanent sunscreen."

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ATLAS students fill in community STEM gaps through new outreach team

Nov. 10, 2021

Shaz Zamore is the faculty director of ATLAS Community Outreach and Resource Network (ACORN), a new outreach group that connects ATLAS research and STEM education to those who can’t easily access it.

Animated view of a castle with trees around it, as well as showing where variables are chosen in the VR world of Popo.

POPO lets novices program from inside their VR surroundings

Nov. 9, 2021

Julia Uhr, an ATLAS PhD student and researcher in the ACME Lab, has created a fun 3D visual programming language that empowers novice coders to create customized VR environments while inside those environments.

E.O. Rafelson in silouette in front of a large projection of KALEIDEO, a projection from the kaleideoscope he made

CTD student invents new lighting technology for Capstone project

Nov. 8, 2021

CTD senior EO Rafelson has fabricated a high-tech kaleidoscope for his capstone project as well as developed a way to project the patterns generated onto a planetarium dome. His project, “Kaleideo,” will be presented at Fiske Planetarium on Tuesday, Nov. 9 for two free shows.

Two high school students look up from their computers at the T9hacks event for high school students.

ATLAS hosts female-led hackathon for high schoolers

Nov. 7, 2021

T9Hacks partnered with STEMblazers to host Au{t9}umn Hacks, a hackathon designed to promote interest in creative technologies, coding, design and making in high school students who identify from groups underrepresented at mainstream hackathons.

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ATLAS community’s work featured in Museum of Boulder exhibit

Nov. 1, 2021

A group of 14 artists and technologists connected to ATLAS contributed to the Museum of Boulder’s newest exhibit, “Convivial Machines,” which opened Oct. 30. It's the first museum installation for Boulder Experiments in Art and Technology (B.E.A.T), founded by Jiffer Harriman (ATLS PhD '16).

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.

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HapticBots give form to virtual surfaces

Oct. 14, 2021

In virtual reality, when you reach out and try to touch a visible surface, it normally isn't there. Using a swarm of Rubik's Cube-sized, shape-changing robots, the illusion becomes physical.

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