Keith Porter

Keith Porter featured in Wired: Fleeing Disaster Is Hard. Climate Change Is Making It Harder

Sept. 2, 2021

In Louisiana, Hurricane Ida made landfall on Sunday, devastating communities with 150-mile-per-hour winds and towering storm surges. And in California, the Caldor Fire, which has burned 320 square miles and destroyed over 700 structures, rapidly advanced toward South Lake Tahoe on Monday. In a scene eerily reminiscent of the chaotic...

John Crimaldi

Buff Innovator Insights Podcast with Professor John Crimaldi

Sept. 2, 2021

In this episode, we’ll meet Dr. John Crimaldi, a professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. We’ll learn about his early fascination with sailing and how it set the course for his lifelong interest in fluid mechanics. As the Network Lead for the ambitious Odor2Action project, he...

Students visit mining operations in Craig, Colorado.

Students combine science and policy in summer fellowship program

Aug. 31, 2021

Six students from CU Boulder got a peek at the policymaking process this summer as participants in the Colorado Science and Engineering Policy Fellowship program. Rachel Bowyer, Christine Chang, Ryan Gomez, Briar Goldwyn, Carolyn Goodwin and Tehya Stockman joined a dozen STEM students from other Colorado colleges and universities for...

Jay Arehart

Bloomberg: The Best Cities for Low Carbon Emissions Aren’t the Tallest

Aug. 30, 2021

As the world continues to urbanize, cities are reaching new heights every year. The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, for example, built 14 new skyscrapers in 2018 alone. The pursuit of such lofty living spaces follows the conventional thinking that it’s more sustainable for growing cities to build up than...

Wangda Zuo

Zuo an International Building Performance Simulation Association Fellow

Aug. 26, 2021

Associate Professor Wangda Zuo has been elected a fellow of the International Building Performance Simulation Association. IBPSA is a non-profit international society of building performance simulation researchers, developers and practitioners dedicated to improving the built environment. Zuo is a leading researcher in building system modeling and indoor environmental modeling. He...

Keith Molenaar

First Generation Stories: Keith Molenaar

Aug. 26, 2021

Keith Molenaar is a first-generation college graduate, meaning he was the first in his family to complete a four-year degree. He is also the K. Stanton Lewis Professor of Construction Engineering and Management in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and the acting dean of the College of...

Mija Hubler

Carbon capture DOE-funded projects may lead to more durable concrete materials

Aug. 25, 2021

Assistant Professor Mija Hubler and Melvin E. and Virginia M. Clark Professor Al Weimer are collaborating on linked Department of Energy-funded projects to capture and repurpose carbon products from fuel sources into materials for concrete bricks. They hope to reduce pollution while also making stronger, more resilient building materials that...

Joelle Westcott

Student researching ways to improve soil stability in earthquakes

Aug. 24, 2021

Joelle Westcott is using high-speed centrifuges to study soil during earthquakes. A rising senior in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, Westcott has landed a major honor from the U.S. Department of Defense: a SMART Scholarship. The federal program provides awardees with...

Mark Hernandez

COVID-19 has spurred investments in air filtration for K-12 schools – but these technologies aren’t an instant fix

Aug. 24, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought increased attention to indoor air quality and the effect that ventilation has on reducing disease transmission in indoor spaces. A recent infrastructure survey reported that of the nearly 100,000 operating public school buildings across the U.S., more than a third have an immediate need for...

Kelly Lewis

Lewis earns Outstanding Graduate Advisor Award

Aug. 23, 2021

Kelly Lewis has earned the Oustanding Graduate Advisor Award from the College of Engineering and Applied Science. This award recognizes graduate advisors who demonstrate exceptional advising skills and who serve as role models to other advisors. The college received positive feedback from faculty and staff about Lewis' performance as an...