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...

The CU Boulder team.

CU Boulder takes 2nd place at Heavy Civil Competition.

Feb. 3, 2022

The University of Colorado Boulder earned 2nd place in the 2022 Colorado Contractors Association (CCA) Heavy Civil Competition. The team, named "Ralphie's Builders", competed at the CCA Annual Conference on Jan. 27. The annual competition calls for teams of students to...

John Crimaldi

The Conversation: From odor to action – how smells are processed in the brain and influence behavior

Jan. 26, 2022

A dog raises its nose in the air before chasing after a scent. A mosquito zigzags back and forth before it lands on your arm for its next meal. What these behaviors have in common is that they help these animals “see” their world through their noses. While humans primarily...

Karl Linden

Newest AAAS fellows honored for work on nuclear winter, water treatment, STEM education

Jan. 26, 2022

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society, today announced that three CU Boulder researchers will join the ranks of its newest class of AAAS Fellows . CU Boulder faculty named to the prestigious fellows program are: Noah Finkelstein, professor and vice chair...