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Ben Shapiro named as 2019 Research and Innovation Office Faculty Fellow

Dec. 17, 2018

Ben Shapiro was named one of 15 of "CU Boulder’s most promising rising faculty in disciplines spanning the campus" by the Research & Innovation Office (RIO). The RIO Faculty Fellows program is designed to help “collapse the campus” by cultivating a community of diverse, creative research leaders to help drive collaboration and innovation across the university.

Makenna Turner

Laboratory for Playful Computation teen researcher wins CBS4 award

Dec. 10, 2018

Future Leaders winner, Makenna Turner, a junior at Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette, is working with PhD student, Abigail Zimmermann-Niefeld, in the Laboratory for Playful Computation to develop a wearable device that teaches skills, like hitting a golf ball.

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Ben Shapiro: How Machine Learning Impacts the Undergraduate Computing Curriculum

Nov. 12, 2018

In this OP-ED piece for Communications of the ACM, Ben Shapiro and others argue that machine learning has moved from a peripheral topic within computer science to the core of what new computer scientists need to know.

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Award recognizes ATLAS professor for engaging teaching, making a difference

June 13, 2018

"His teaching methods are innovative, iterative and easy to understand, and he cares about his students." This is just one of the comments used to nominate Ben Shapiro for the 2018 Sullivan-Carlson Innovation in Education Award.

Annie Kelley works on a keyboard attached to her computer during the MakeCode workshop.

Code snippets, tooltips and error detection

March 21, 2018

ATLAS hosts advanced workshop for MakeCode, the JavaScript platform that vastly simplifies the creation of programming editors.

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Computer Science Education Week: Going Beyond Code

Dec. 6, 2017

The Laboratory for Playful Computation has developed technology that enables middle-school students to quickly create networks, connect devices, invent apps and design wearable technology.

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Lightbulb moment leads to wearable technology for performance dance

Nov. 30, 2017

Emily Daub, a senior in ATLAS Institute's Technology, Arts and Media Program, combines her passions for dance and wearable technology by creating responsive costumes for performance dance.

Assistant Professor Ben Shapiro helps three middle-school students learn Blocky Talky.

Computer music as gateway to learning contemporary computer science

Oct. 25, 2017

Middle school students with limited prior programming experience develop interactive, creative, networked technologies.

Assistant Professor Ben Shapiro helps a student.

ATLAS professor to keynote IEEE Symposium

Sept. 26, 2017

Assistant Professor Ben Shapiro will be the keynote speaker for the IEEE Symposium in October.

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Outreach awards connect public schools to research and creative work

Sept. 21, 2017

ATLAS Assistant Professor Ben Shapiro is a collaborator on two CU Boulder Outreach Awards for the 2017-18 school year, enabling work to move ahead on a pair of initiatives that connect research, teaching and creative work with education in Colorado public schools.