Callie Higgins

Materials Engineer Improves 3D-Printed Products

March 11, 2022

NIST’s Callie Higgins was recognized for her invention of a technology that detects and fixes microscopic flaws affecting the reliability of 3D-printed products.

Roe Green

News Tidbits From CU Boulder Fall 2021

Nov. 5, 2021

Alum wins Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, ancient elephant bone tool discoveries, fish fin inspired designs and more.

Mars simulation

CU Student Embarks on a Simulated Mars Mission

Nov. 5, 2021

PhD student Shayna Hume and her crew of “Red Planet People” found out firsthand what life on Mars could be like by spending two weeks inside a simulated mission.

Recycling Materials

CU Alum Creates AI Robots to Sort Recyclables

July 2, 2021

Matanya Horowitz uses artificial intelligence and robots to streamline recycling.

illustration by Jeffrey Smith of a plane in front of a skyline

Breath of Fresh Air

March 18, 2021

Jessica Gilman takes to the skies to understand how unprecedented wildfires and the global pandemic are changing the climate and affecting our health. When Colorado went on lockdown last March, Jessica Gilman (PhDChem’06) was in her lab analyzing air samples from wildfire plumes. Gilman had spent the previous summer in...

Shelly Miller headshot

Aerosol Superstar

March 18, 2021

Shelly Miller solves problems she cares about. As a CU Boulder mechanical engineering professor, her expertise on aerosols, indoor air pollution and urban air quality catapulted her to a global spotlight in 2020, giving her the chance to make huge world changes, fast. She discusses her work, the pandemic and what it’s like being suddenly in high demand.

Several Sounding Rocket Lab team members prepare to launch their rockets.

Photo of the Week: CU Sounding Rocket Laboratory

March 4, 2021

On the CU Boulder campus, a group of about 100 dedicated students are working hard in the Sounding Rocket Laboratory. Their goal: to send things into space.

Biomedical robotic hand

Re-creating the Hand

Nov. 10, 2020

CU researcher aims to bring a sense of touch to amputees' hands

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Campus News Briefs Fall 2020

Nov. 10, 2020

With a $25 million National Science Foundation award, CU Boulder is launching a new quantum science and engineering research center.

Wil Srubar with a student and holding a living brick

Living Buildings

Nov. 10, 2020

CU Boulder’s Wil Srubar found the bacteria to create buildings that grow, fix themselves and clean the air.

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