Chembotix machine on one side and Kailey's headshot on the other.

Kailey Shara, ATLAS PhD student, takes home top awards from both NVC 14 and New Venture Launch class, winning $17,500 for her startup, Chembotix

March 22, 2021

Kailey Shara, ATLAS PhD student and a member of the Emergent Nanomaterials Lab, won two top prizes within several days to fund her company, Chembotix, taking home a total of $17,500. Shara won first place at the NVC 14 Female Founder Pitch ($5000) and the NVC Finals Audience Choice Award ($1000), as well as two first-place wins with CU Boulder's New Venture Launch program ($11,500).

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ATLAS PhD Student Darren Sholes takes first place at NVC 14 Newcomer Prize Night, winning $5,000

March 18, 2021

Darren Sholes, an ATLAS PhD student and a member of the ACME Lab, won first place in NVC's newcomer competition and walking away with $5,000 for LoopSketch, a program that makes it possible for musicians to remotely collaborate.

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Sasha de Koninck to host “Future Heirlooms Workshop” at UW-Madison conference

March 10, 2021

Sasha de Koninck, an Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance PhD student and a member of the Unstable Design Lab, will host a virtual “Future Heirlooms Workshop” at the Textiles from Home Conference on March 17, 4-6 p.m

Laura Devendorf weaving on a loom.

Laura Devendorf to present March 11 at Georgia Tech’s GVU Brown Bag Seminar Series

March 10, 2021

Laura Devendorf, director of the Unstable Design Lab in the ATLAS Institute and assistant professor of information science, will deliver a lecture entitled “Designing Not Knowing” on March 11 as part of Georgia Tech’s GVU Brown Bag Seminar Series.

The tower of the Roser ATLAS building lit with a magenta light.

Lighting marks anniversary of Colorado's first known case of COVID-19

March 8, 2021

To honor and remember the lives lost in the past year, CU Boulder joined the state of Colorado remembrance March 5 with a magenta-colored light display from the tower of the Roser ATLAS building.

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Black, queer and an engineer: Meet LeeLee James, BTU Lab student assistant

March 3, 2021

LeeLee James, BTU's student assistant, is also the "Twirling Tech Goddess" on YouTube. Her show encourages radical diversity and inclusion by making learning tech more fun, accessible and relatable to people underrepresented in STEM.

Wayne Seltzer working on a project in his basement

Wayne Seltzer, MIT alumnus and ATLAS technologist-in-residence, shares his passion for making

March 1, 2021

Wayne Seltzer, ATLAS Institute's technologist-in-residence, was featured as one of four MIT alumni who are ‘making’ their mark with a love for building and tinkering. As a maker mentor, Seltzer has worked with many students and the BTU community.

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Q&A: Student organizers design inclusive hackathon to promote diversity

Feb. 23, 2021

ATLAS students will host the sixth annual T9Hacks the weekend of March 19-21, promoting interest in creative technologies, coding, design and making, among college women and others traditionally underrepresented in hackathons.

Julia Uhr

ATLAS PhD student's game wins "Best Remix" award at Public Domain Game Jam

Feb. 23, 2021

Julia Uhr's game, "There are No Eyes Here," received the Best Remix award at the third annual Public Domain Game Jam. The painting-based puzzle utilizes elements of Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky paintings as levers, and players locate the elements they can manipulate to complete each stage.

A handmade collection of four modular soft wearable sensors with a temperature-dependent dynamic display on a person's arm.

ATLAS PhD students take home top student design awards from TEI’21

Feb. 23, 2021

Two ATLAS PhD students, Sandra Bae and Fiona Bell, took home top awards from the 15th ACM International Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI) Student Design Challenge, which ran Feb. 14-19.

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