Keith Porter

Denver CBS4: 'Mitigation Saves’: CU Engineer Praises Transportation Improvements In Infrastructure Bill

Aug. 11, 2021

DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado could see billions of dollars in federal funding coming in to address infrastructure issues across the state. The money would be a part of President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure bill that passed the Senate on Tuesday. Colorado could see more than $5 billion over five...

Graphic showing various built environments Graphic from the paper showing different urban environments varying in height and density.

Cities like Paris may be optimal urban form for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Aug. 10, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder are part of a newly published study that finds that low-rise, high-density environments like those found in Paris are the optimal urban form when looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over their whole life cycle. The work, recently published in npj Urban Sustainability , builds on...

Anthony Calomino

NASA’s Calomino reflects on early education at CU Boulder

Aug. 10, 2021

You never forget your home. And for Anthony Calomino, CU Boulder will always be home. “When people ask about my education and background, my first thought is always where I began — CU Boulder,” he said. Calomino (CivEngr’80) manages the space nuclear technologies for NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate. In...

Info graphic showing interdisciplinary aspects of the themeFaculty within the theme represent six departments in the college of engineering and four departments within the broader CU Boulder community.

Seed grants fund research into sustainable living, disruption from construction

Aug. 5, 2021

The Resilient Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity Interdisciplinary Research Theme is funding two new projects this summer through its seed grant initiative. Interdisciplinary Research Themes in the college are made of faculty, staff and students. They help researchers coordinate faculty hires, share facilities and use seed funding to leverage work...

Gregor Henze

Colorado Daily: University of Colorado Boulder professor named Fulbright honoree in science and technology

Aug. 3, 2021

University of Colorado Boulder professor Gregor Henze knows what it’s like to watch the world change. Henze was named a Fulbright scholar in 1989, moving from his home in West Berlin to study at Oregon State University three weeks before the Berlin Wall fell. Now he’s watching the world —...

The aftermath of July 2021 floods in Poudre Canyon, west of Fort Collins.

How fire today will impact water tomorrow

July 29, 2021

In 2020, Colorado battled the four largest wildfires in its history, leaving residents anxious for another intense wildfire season this year. But last week, fires weren’t the issue—it was their aftermath. When heavy rains fell over the burn scar from the 2020 Cameron Peak fire, they triggered flash flooding and...

Wil Srubar

Srubar featured in NSF Distinguished Lecture on Pride in STEM

July 29, 2021

Associate Professor Wil Srubar recently participated in the "Pride in Stem: A Conversation about Research, Mentorship and Advocacy" panel, a National Science Foundation Distinguished Lecture. The panel included NSF staff from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the LGBTQ+ and Allied Employee Resource Group and fellow NSF CAREER awardees who...

Cresten Mansfeldt

EPA awards over $300,000 to University of Colorado Boulder to develop biotechnology software tools

July 27, 2021

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced $337,616 to the University of Colorado Boulder to create software tools to quantify and predict the effects of synthetic microorganisms on local, native and microbial communities. Last week, EPA announced $3,041,583 in funding to five institutions to develop science-based approaches to evaluate...

JoAnn Silverstein

Professorship at the University of Michigan named for JoAnn Silverstein

July 22, 2021

Professor JoAnn Silverstein has received a unique honor: a professorship named in her honor at the University of Michigan. Silverstein, who is a full professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering is being recognized for her work as a female leader in environmental engineering. She was one...

Wangda Zuo

International research partnership aims to reduce residential energy consumption

July 22, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder are working with colleagues in Ireland to help policymakers and other stakeholders reduce residential energy consumption and the related greenhouse gas emissions that come from it. The project ultimetly aims to provide leaders with the data-driven tools needed to make decisions about retrofitting residential energy solutions...