close up at night

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...

CU's Mars Missions

Infographic: CU's Martian Missions

CU scientists have been involved in learning about our neighbor in the solar system since at least the 1960s.

Garden of the Gods

In Colorado's Garden of the Gods, John Conway is the Ant King

It had been nearly 40 years since John R. Conway had visited Colorado’s Garden of the Gods. He hadn’t come for the scenery — he’d come for the ants.

Praire Voles on top of a wedding cake

The CU Scientist Cracking the Love Code

Intrepid brain scientist Zoe Donaldson and an army of furry rodents are decoding life's most complex emotions.

Photograph of the Green River

The Future of Water in the West

The Southwest is drying. During a 730-mile rafting trip down the Colorado River's main tributary, Heather Hansman saw water scarcity up close.

Young Benson

Olester Benson Jr., Aka Mr. Patent

After CU, Olester Benson Jr. went on to earn more than 70 patents, including several that made cellphones, laptops and TVs brighter, more colorful and energy efficient.

emily fairfax

Q&A: Emily Fairfax Wants You To Appreciate Beavers

April 16, 2019

Here, Fairfax explains what captivates her about wetlands and beavers, what she’s learned through her research and why we all should all see beavers in a positive light.

David Wineland, Nobel Prize Winner

Infographic: CU and the Nobel Prize

CU Boulder boasts five Nobel laureates, four in physics and one in chemistry. Here's more on CU's scientist-celebrities.

hannah glick

Six Years of Research, Three Minutes to Talk

Silver-tongued graduate students compete in the "Three Minute Thesis" competition.

Norman Pace

Blowing the Doors Off the Microbial World

March 1, 2019

CU's Norm Pace isn't intimidated by the darkness of remote caves, or the vastness of the microbial universe. He's mastered both.

Pages