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Engineering team building Rwandan-style hut to test clean-air solutions

April 17, 2020

A team of four environmental engineering undergraduates has undertaken a project to help improve the health of people in Rwanda who use polluting stoves.

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Researcher shares face mask tips in 5280 Magazine

April 17, 2020

John Zhai, a professor of building systems engineering and expert on air quality and ventilation, stresses the importance of wearing a mask even if you’re healthy.

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Professor earns award for research in construction materials and structures

March 25, 2020

Associate Professor Mija Hubler was awarded the Colonnetti Medal by the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM, from the name in French) for her outstanding scientific contribution to the field of construction materials and structures. Hubler’s research covers long-term creep and shrinkage of...

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CU Engineering jumps three spots in public graduate program rankings

March 17, 2020

The College of Engineering and Applied Science moved up three places in this year’s U.S. News and World Reports Best Graduate Schools rankings, coming in at No. 14 among public institutions and No. 27 overall.

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Srubar will use new NSF award to create carbon-sink concrete

March 17, 2020

Wil Srubar , an assistant professor in civil, environmental and architectural engineering and CU Boulder’s Materials Science and Engineering Program , has won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award – one of the most prestigious awards for young faculty. Srubar plans to use his award to create new types of...

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Alumni place in top 7 of NSF Idea Machine competition

Feb. 28, 2020

A big idea that got its start at CU Boulder has placed in the top seven out of more than 800 submissions in the National Science Foundation 2026 Idea Machine competition.

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Lessons from Rwanda on tackling unsafe drinking water and household air pollution

Feb. 24, 2020

Unsafe drinking water and household air pollution are major causes of illness and death around the world Associate Professor Evan Thomas writes in The Conversation.

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CU Boulder-led team wins ARPA-E Grid Optimization Competition Award

Feb. 21, 2020

A team from CU Boulder, led by Assistant Professor Kyri Baker, has placed in the top 10 of the ARPA-E Grid Optimization (GO) Competition. The team developed a lightweight optimization algorithm that could optimize power generation settings across large power networks while adhering to physical grid constraints. For being one of the top performers in the competition, the team will receive a $400,000 award.

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MacArthur Foundation honors drought emergency strategy

Feb. 19, 2020

A CU Boulder and Millennium Water Alliance-led program committed to ending humanitarian drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa has been named one of the Top 100 in the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation 100&Change competition, and remains in the running for the competition’s award of a single $100 million grant.

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College honors two professors for their research and service

Feb. 12, 2020

Professor John Zhai and Senior Instructor Matthew Morris were recently awarded the Faculty Research Award and Max S. Peters Faculty Service Award, respectively, by the College of Engineering and Applied Science.