David Nesbitt, winner of the 2017 E. Bright Wilson Award in Spectroscopy

David Nesbitt Receives E. Bright Wilson Award in Spectroscopy

April 5, 2017

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has awarded David Nesbitt the 2017 E. Bright Wilson Award in Spectroscopy. The award, sponsored by the ACS Division of Physical Chemistry, recognizes outstanding accomplishments in fundamental or applied spectroscopy in chemistry.

Thomas Cech

Nobel laureate Tom Cech wins 2017 Hazel Barnes Prize

March 27, 2017

University of Colorado Boulder Distinguished Professor Tom Cech, Colorado’s first Nobel Prize winner, has been named the 2017 Hazel Barnes Prize winner – the most distinguished award a faculty member can receive from the university.

Shakespeare Festival

Summer in Boulder

March 22, 2017

Summer is the perfect season for enrichment both on and off campus. Attend a Shakespearean production on a warm summer evening, hike or bike in the foothills just west of town, or participate in one of the numerous events that take place around Boulder throughout the season. Get the most out of your summer experience!

UMC Bike Station

CU Boulder takes the gold among bicycle-friendly universities

March 13, 2017

The League of American Bicyclists has recognized the University of Colorado Boulder with the Gold Bicycle Friendly University℠ (BFU) award, placing CU Boulder with 18 other gold-level bicycle-friendly universities.

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Engineers set to create membranes for next-generation battery technologies

March 13, 2017

University of Colorado Boulder engineers have received a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop better membranes for more efficient and cost-effective large-scale battery technology as a means of storing energy generated by methods such as wind and solar

Ralph Jimenez

Ralph Jimenez Awarded Department of Commerce Bronze Medal

March 7, 2017

Ralph Jimenez received a Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for Superior Federal Service at a ceremony held in mid-December 2016. The Medal is the highest honor presented by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director Willie E. May presided over the awards ceremony, which was held concurrently at NIST's Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Boulder, Colorado, campuses.

Kathy Ramirez-Aguilar holding I2SL Award

Campus Sustainabilty Award

Dec. 27, 2016

Kathryn Ramirez-Aguilar is a CU Boulder alumnus who obtained her doctorate in Analytical Chemistry in 1999, followed by sever years of post-doctoratal work in Biochemistry here at CU Boulder. Kathy was presented with the Go Beyond Award for individual achievment at the 2016 International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) annual...

Ryan Pearson was awarded the 2015 Ciba Travel Award in Green Chemistry

Aug. 15, 2016

4 students received the 2015 Ciba Travel Award in Green Chemistry. The award, administered by the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI), will allow them to participate in ACS conferences and meetings that promote sustainable chemical processes.

Blaine McCarthy won 1st prize at the National Graduate Research Polymer Conference

Blaine McCarthy won 1st prize at the National Graduate Research Polymer Conference

Aug. 15, 2016

Blaine McCarthy won 1st prize at the National Graduate Research Conference for her oral presentation on Novel Synthetic Strategies.

Green Labs Awards

Bierbaum Lab receives Green Labs award

Aug. 5, 2016

Awards Given | Environmental Center | University of Colorado Boulder ­ Category: Laboratory Achievement Since January 2010, the Bierbaum Lab has been turning off 5 diffusion pumps at night and on the weekend for large electricity and water savings. In general, lab diffusion pumps are left on 24/7 and cannot...