Steven George

Dr. Steven George recipient of the John A. Thornton Memorial Award and Lecture

Sept. 27, 2017

Steven George was awarded the John A. Thornton Memorial Award and Lecture for seminal contributions to understanding, development and applications of atomic layer deposition.

Tarek Sammakia

The Best Should Teach

Aug. 22, 2017

The Best Should Teach Initiative strives to acknowledge excellence in teaching and academic leadership. The initiative is managed by the Graduate Teacher Program in coordination with the School of Education, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Lindley and Marguerite Stiles established the initiative in 1996 to promulgate the message that “The Best Should Teach.”

Oana Luca has been awarded an ignition grant from the ACS Green Chemistry Institute for her cross-coupling research. Photo by Cay Leytham-Powell.

Research could zap heavy metals out of drug production

July 18, 2017

Oana Luca, an assistant professor in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at CU Boulder, has been awarded an ignition grant from the ACS Green Chemistry Institute for her work attempting to make the manufacture of pharmaceutical drugs both quicker and cheaper by innovating an old chemical procedure for new means.

Jacob Rodriguez

Chemistry undergraduate wins prestigious 2017 Goldwater Scholarship

April 10, 2017

Jacob Rodriguez, a junior in CU Boulder’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been awarded the 2017 Goldwater Scholarship Award, one of the nation’s most prestigious scientific awards for undergraduates.

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.

Photo: Tom Corser / Wikipedia

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.