Kyri Baker

Baker discusses electric cars as a power grid backup with Vox

March 10, 2022

Assistant Professor Kyri Baker is featured in a new piece by Vox on a California pilot project to use electric cars to back up the power grid. Baker, whose research focuses on power systems, smart grids, and renewable technology, discusses pluses and pitfalls of the project, which is a joint...

Ross Corotis

Ross Corotis retiring from CU Boulder

March 8, 2022

After five decades as a leading researcher, professor, and college dean, Ross Corotis is retiring. His career includes stretches at Northwestern and Johns Hopkins universities, but he has spent the last 28 years in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Department faculty...

Shaping the canoe mold.

Students preparing for annual Concrete Canoe Competition

March 3, 2022

University of Colorado Boulder students are building a canoe out of concrete. The CU Boulder student chapter for the American Society of Civil Engineers are constructing their concrete canoe in preparation for the 2022 ASCE Rocky Mountain Student Symposium in Golden, CO, where they will compete against other university teams...

Roseanna Neupauer

Neupauer recognized with Margaret S. Petersen Award

March 2, 2022

Professor Roseanna Neupauer has been awarded the Margaret S. Petersen award for her work in hydrology and groundwater systems. The honor is for “pioneering development and dissemination of engaging and effective pedagogy, inspiring and dedicated mentorship, impactful research in modeling of groundwater systems, and tireless leadership in the water resources...

Abbie Liel

Science Friday interviews Abbie Liel on infrastructure resilience

Feb. 25, 2022

Professor Abbie Liel was interviewed by Science Friday, a weekly NPR program dedicated to science and technology. She discusses bridge infrastructure and new ways of building more resilient structures in a segment produced following the recent bridge collapse in Pittsburgh. Liel's research focuses on ways to make communities safer and...

Joe Ryan in a stream.

Faces of Engaged Scholarship: Professor Joe Ryan

Feb. 22, 2022

Joe Ryan started doing community-engaged scholarship in 1999 and hasn’t looked back. “I had moved up near Jamestown and realized I was driving past old mine sites. I connected with a community group concerned about off-road vehicle use along James Creek and the effects on the water supply. The treatment...

Wil Srubar

Dr. Wil Srubar: Concrete has a colossal carbon footprint and we can help fix that in Colorado

Feb. 17, 2022

Wil Srubar has written a column for the Boulder Daily Camera discussing the importance of an often overlooked item in fighting climate change: concrete. An associate professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Srubar is conducting groundbreaking research on alternatives to the most widely used building material...

Naiara Rodrigues Tonin, a PhD student in the Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics program, conducts tests related to this project.

Seed grant opens research into future of construction materials, site tools

Feb. 14, 2022

Researchers at CU Boulder are developing an app that could reliably and quickly predict whether batches of concrete made at construction sites are safe. If successful, the work could usher in a new era of building that is faster, more cost effective and safer overall for everyone. The work is...

Members of the GEER team watch a drone take off from the Spanish Hills neighborhood.

Engineers deploy drones to survey Marshall Fire, gather lessons for future disasters

Feb. 14, 2022

The drone whirs to life on a driveway in the Spanish Hills neighborhood of Boulder County. Its four spinning motors lift it to nearly 200 feet above the ground. Below, the cul-de-sac comes into view, revealing the stone chimneys and blackened foundations that dot the hillside—what remains of many of...

Joseph Kasprzyk

Kasprzyk talks how snowy start to 2022 affects state drought with Denver 9 News

Feb. 4, 2022

Associate Professor Joseph Kasprzyk was featured by Denver's NBC affiliate in a news piece focusing on the ongoing drought in Colorado. Kasprzyk, who conducts research in water resources planning and management, discussed how significant snowfall in January and early February impacts the state's multi-year shortfall in moisture levels. Watch the...