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

HAMR-Jr.

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.

Chhabra standing outside

Pushing Boundaries

Feb. 1, 2020

Before CU, Bhavna Chhabra didn't know how to turn on a computer or type. Today she's site director for Google Boulder.

Smead Ribbon Cutting

Photo of the Week: Ribbon Cutting

Aug. 30, 2019

Monday, Aug. 26 marked the first day of school for CU students, and the opening of the university's new Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building.

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Photo of the Week: Nighttime on Mars

June 26, 2019

Giordan Thompson (MechEngr’20) was one of 21 CU Boulder engineering students enrolled in the Maymester course, "Medicine in Space and Surface Environments," focused on aerospace engineering, human physiology and medicine. For one week of the three-week course, the students lived at the Mars Desert Research Station in southern Utah, where...

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