A student shows off her video game project to a participating teacher.

Educators learn to teach computer science through video games

June 16, 2015

More than 100 K-12 teachers from Colorado, across the U.S. and even Switzerland gathered in the Roser ATLAS building in June for the annual Scalable Game Design Summer Insititute. The weeklong workshop brings together STEM and language arts teachers from middle, high schools, and upper elementary classrooms to learn how... Read more »
The three Native founders pose with a giant novelty check at the Blue Ocean Enterprises award ceremony.

Alumni's Native app takes top prize in startup competition

June 1, 2015

Photo courtesy of the CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge Native, a startup company founded by three University of Colorado Boulder alumni, has won the 2015 Collegiate Competition of Colorado State University’s Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge . The team received a grand prize of $20,000 in cash, six months of business... Read more »
Students work on their laptops in the Idea Forge during Hack CU 2015.

CU’s first national hackathon draws more than 100 students

April 22, 2015

What does it take to build an app or website in 36 hours? Judging by the participants in CU-Boulder’s first national hackathon, a lot of teamwork, creativity and energy drinks. More than 130 students from universities across the country gathered in the Idea Forge for the inaugural Hack CU event... Read more »
Dawson Botsford

Students like KPCB Fellow inspire new CS capstone option

March 31, 2015

Since high school, junior computer science major Dawson Botsford has been working in software security for the Department of Defense. But he recently decided to shift gears and made the big step of giving up his security clearance. Botsford will instead spend the summer working with Shape Security, a new... Read more »
A collage showing things that have inspired robotic materials research, including banyan trees, eagles and the cuttlefish.

'Science' article outlines advances, challenges for robotic materials

March 20, 2015

Prosthetics with a realistic sense of touch. Bridges that detect and repair their own damage. Vehicles with camouflaging capabilities. Advances in materials science, distributed algorithms and manufacturing processes are bringing all of these things closer to reality every day, says a review published today in the journal Science by Nikolaus... Read more »
At left: Tom Yeh with a tactile picture book. At right: Aaron Clauset discusses big data problems at a whiteboard.

Two CS faculty members win prestigious NSF CAREER Awards

March 18, 2015

This year, the College of Engineering and Applied Science has an unprecedented number of National Science Foundation CAREER award winners , with seven junior faculty earning this prestigious honor. Two of them – assistant professors Aaron Clauset and Tom Yeh – are from the Department of Computer Science. Clauset, whose... Read more »
Tommy Hoffmann and his teammates accept their award onstage at the BAFTA ceremony.

Student's team wins "Ones To Watch Award" at BAFTA Games Awards

March 17, 2015

When junior Tommy Hoffmann and his friends set out to create a video game for the Dare to Be Digital competition, they likely had no idea they would end up on stage at the BAFTA Games Awards, the gaming community's version of the Oscars. But that is exactly what happened... Read more »
Aaron Clauset

Study finds it takes more than merit to land faculty jobs

Feb. 27, 2015

Aaron Clauset and his team found that only 25 percent of doctoral degree-granting institutions across the country produce 71 to 86 percent of tenure-track faculty, depending on the field.Read more »
Topplers winners Austin Holler and Julia Heil on the staircase in the DLC.

Undergrads bring Domino Awards home to CU Boulder

Feb. 19, 2015

For the first time since its founding at CU Boulder in 2002, the Topplers Domino Award opened to students from other universities for 2014-15. More than 100 students from 44 schools participated in the essay competition, but when the judging was complete, two of the three awards still came home... Read more »
Shaun Kane

Professor's 'slide rule' technology could help make Kindles better for the blind

Feb. 10, 2015

Assistant professor Shaun Kane recently spoke with TeleRead about how a prototype he created could be used to make Kindle e-readers more accessible to visually impaired readers.Read more »