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ATLAS PhD candidate Kailey Shara wins top award in NVC 2022

April 15, 2022

First-place New Venture Challenge winner, Chembotix, was awarded $45,000 for its work on speeding up the pace of chemistry research and development. Making molecules in current laboratory settings is typically time-consuming and dangerous; Kailey Shara's automation makes the process faster and safer.

Winners of Femal Founder's Night on a stage.

Chembotix and Digital Wellness win awards at NVC Female Founders Prize Night

March 22, 2022

​​Kailey Shara, an ATLAS PhD student and a member of the Emergent Nanomaterials Lab, and her team, won third place and $1,000 for Chembotix robotic automation platform. Annie Margaret, teaching assistant professor with the ATLAS Institute, and her team, placed fourth with Digital Wellness x NoSo November.

A collage of the eight PhD students who won Graduate School awards.

Eight ATLAS researchers receive Graduate School awards

May 18, 2021

ATLAS PhD students Katie Gach, Keke Wu, Fiona Bell, Kailey Shara and Sasha Novack, and Affiliated PhD students Gabrielle Johnson, Dreycey Albin and Varsha Koushik recently received graduate school awards.

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Kailey Shara’s electronics talk on YouTube receives nearly 25,000 views

May 17, 2021

ATLAS PhD Student Kailey Shara was an invited guest on the YouTube channel of Robert Feranec to discuss design engineering and the chemistry of printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing. In this video, Shara explains the multi-step chemical process used to electrically connect together the different layers of a circuit board.

Marquee of the Boulder Theatre with the NVC 14 on it with photos of Kailey Shara and Darren Sholes and their projects surrounding it

ATLAS PhD students compete for NVC 14 "Audience Choice Award"

April 13, 2021

On April 13, the audience of the New Venture Challenge 14 will vote for their favorite startup, including two teams headed by ATLAS PhD students, with the winner taking home a $1,000 "Audience Choice Award."

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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Kailey Shara's research featured by CU Boulder's New Venture Challenge

Jan. 11, 2021

Kailey Shara is the CEO of Chembotix, a company that is developing a robotic automation platform to dramatically speed up chemistry research and development.

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ATLAS class culminates in Fiske Planetarium exhibits

Jan. 30, 2020

A one-of-a kind class, “Studio: Design an Immersive Science Exhibit,” taught by Mark Gross, Annie Bruns and Wayne Seltzer from ATLAS, and instructors from Fiske Planetarium and the National Solar Observatory, culminated in permanent exhibits within CU Boulder's Fiske Planetarium.