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CU scientists shine light on what comes up when you flush

Jan. 17, 2023

Thanks to new CU Boulder research, scientists see the impact of flushing the toilet in a whole new light—and now, the world can as well. Using bright green lasers and camera equipment, a team of CU Boulder engineers ran an experiment to reveal how tiny water droplets, invisible to the...

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2023 Global Engineering Award Nominations Now Open!

Dec. 8, 2022

The Mortenson Center has opened the nomination form for the 5th Annual Global Engineering Awards. This event takes place as a part of the Colorado WASH Symposium happening March 9 & 10th, 2023.

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CU Boulder Impacts Global Engineering with Design Skills

Nov. 3, 2022

At the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering & Resilience a dedicated group of faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students are working to make a difference in the detection and measurement of environmental contaminants—in part through design and manufacturing skills. Through the Center’s Global Engineering Certificate Program, students learn interdisciplinary skills with...

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Global Engineering Education: A Shared Approach

Oct. 8, 2022

A publication spearheaded by the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering & Resilience seeks to create better alignment among academic programs and sector needs when it comes to training engineers in global development. The publication comes after the center hosted over 100 participants from universities, donors, government agencies and industry partners...

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Studying the Marshall Fire recovery to help communities rebuild

Sept. 19, 2022

An interdisciplinary team of University of Colorado Boulder researchers has received a major National Science Foundation grant to study long-term community impacts of the Marshall fire to help improve outcomes from future disasters.

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Testing for E. coli in real time

Sept. 13, 2022

A new water quality sensor developed by engineers at CU Boulder can quickly, cheaply and accurately monitor for the presence of E. coli bacteria in water supplies, an issue that may affect more people in the U.S. and around the world in the future. Emily Bedell (PhDEnvEngr’22) is lead author...

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Report outlines emerging technologies to improve Colorado water management

Aug. 10, 2022

A new report from the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State University outlines how a variety of emerging technologies can help water managers, landowners and policymakers improve western water management in the face of severe, ongoing drought. From blockchain and satellite telemetry to improved sensors and advanced aerial observation...

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CU Boulder selected to participate in EPA’s student design program

Aug. 10, 2022

Colorado Daily is spotlighting the University of Colorado Boulder's participation in a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-funded program to develop a preliminary tool designed to help people around the world learn whether their drinking water is at risk of containing chemical toxins. “The goal here is to have an impact certainly...

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Pair of CU Boulder PhD students publish research to address growing drought issues in Africa

July 29, 2022

CU Boulder PhD candidates Katie Fankhauser and Denis Muthike are lead authors of new research on our ability to forecast, mitigate and quickly respond to increasingly intense drought conditions in Africa due to climate change. Fankhauser is seeking a PhD in environmental engineering while Muthike is working towards a PhD...

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Civil engineering student, a tsunami survivor, awarded fellowship to study disaster recovery

June 24, 2022

Ilham Siddiq survived the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami and is now using his firsthand disaster knowledge to evaluate the effectiveness of recovery policies. Siddiq, a civil engineering PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder and native of Indonesia, has earned a prestigious United States Agency for...