CU Teach Engineering Launched to Drive STEM Teacher Movement

June 19, 2017

Putting the “E” in STEM, the newly launched General Engineering + CU Teach Engineering degree is gaining traction among CU-Boulder students, faculty and the broader STEM community. The novel STEM teacher-preparation program already includes several engineering students who are engaged in field experiences while simultaneously being immersed in hands-on engineering...


GoldShirt Program Engineering Success

June 8, 2017

In college athletics, players are often redshirted. They are enrolled but not competing, and that gives them more time to prepare. Tanya Ennis, director of the Engineering GoldShirt Program, says like redshirting, the GoldShirt-ed engineering students are preparing for the rigors of school. “They are pumping iron much like football...


Conference A Life-Changer for Students

June 8, 2017

Life changing. Eye opening. Mind blowing. These are just a few of the words computer science students used to describe their experience at the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, billed as the world’s largest gathering of female technologists. Eight women from CU Engineering were able to attend...


TeachEngineering Digital Library Embarks on Alignment of K-12 Engineering Curriculum

June 8, 2017

The opportunity for integration of engineering in K–12 settings has never been greater. Publication of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in 2013 incorporated engineering design throughout all grades, providing an unprecedented opportunity for the engineering community to engage youth in the creative engineering design process beginning in kindergarten. Fortunately,...

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Students Hammer Out Real-World Projects at Idea Forge

June 8, 2017

Last year the former law library of the Fleming Building was transformed into a new collaborative space designated for students to imagine, design, create and test products and solutions to meet a range of needs. Billed as the Idea Forge, this 22,000-square-foot facility is an innovative engineering facility built to...

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Distance Education and Beyond

June 8, 2017

The Center for Advanced Engineering and Technology Education (CAETE) recently expanded its platform to include hybrid and flipped classrooms to meet the college’s goal of increasing enrollment and innovation in education. Sarah Miller, the college’s assistant dean for inclusive excellence, used CAETE’s lecture-capturing capabilities to record academic advisors speaking about...


EPA Awards $4 Million for New Center on Drinking Water Safety

June 8, 2017

Continuing its commitment to improve America’s drinking water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded a grant to CU-Boulder to create a national center for research and innovation in small- to medium-sized drinking water systems. CU-Boulder received more than $4 million to launch the Design of Risk Reducing, Innovative Implementable Small...


Energy to Energy

June 8, 2017

Omega-3 oils are linked with reducing the risk of heart attacks, strokes and depression. But can production of these omega-3 oils also decrease CO 2 emissions? The founders of Superior Ecotech think so. The company uses algae to capture CO 2 emissions from local breweries and convert them to oils,...

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NYC Schools Use CU Video Games to Teach Coding

June 8, 2017

A program designed at CU-Boulder to teach kids to code using video games is being introduced into New York City public schools as part of an initiative to give every student access to computer science education. Scalable Game Design is a program developed over two decades by computer science professor...