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Tinycade empowers novices to design and build arcade-like games

Jan. 13, 2022

Limited by materials available at home during the pandemic, ATLAS PhD student Peter Gyory and a team of ACME Lab researchers developed Tinycade—a platform for DIY game controllers that anyone, including novices, can use to design and build arcade-like games using household materials such as cardboard, mirrors and hot glue.

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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.

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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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Clement Zheng speaks about dissertation on KGNU's "How on Earth Science Show"

May 5, 2020

In an episode focused on students about to receive their PhDs in STEM-related fields, Clement Zheng speaks about his dissertation research, "Everyday Materials for Physical Interactive Systems," his graduate school experience and what he has planned next.

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Katie Gach's research informs Facebook's new legacy policies

April 10, 2019

On April 9 Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg announced new guidelines for memorial legacy accounts, and those changes were directly informed by research from ATLAS PhD candidate Katie Gach.

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ATLAS PhD students honored by National Science Foundation

April 10, 2019

ATLAS PhD student Nicole Johnson and affiliated ATLAS PhD student Abby Zimmerman-Niefield have been selected as 2019 National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) fellows.

Clement Zheng and Peter Gyory

"Hot Swap" wins top spot in alt.ctrl.GDC

March 29, 2019

Clement Zheng (right) and Peter Gyory celebrate at the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco after winning the Independent Game Festival's alt.ctrl.GDC award, which came with a $3,000 payout.

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Former ATLAS PhD student Zack Weaver coleads team that wins Library Journal Movers & Shakers award

March 12, 2019

Former ATLAS PhD student and BTU lab member, Zack Weaver, and his team from Building 61, the hacker/makerspace at the Boulder Public Library, received a Library Journal 2019 Movers & Shakers award.

Auguste uses a Markes Micro-chamber to extract volatile organic compounds from a sample.

Donna Auguste honored by Tau Beta Pi with ‘eminent engineer’ title

Oct. 22, 2018

Donna Auguste, ATLAS PhD student, is the first person at CU Boulder in roughly a decade to receive the prestigious "eminent engineer" designation from the national engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi.