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Colorado Research Spotlight

April 24, 2019

Wildfires spark water quality research In 2012, two wildfires burned the Upper Cache la Poudre River watershed in northern Colorado. When Associate Professor Fernando Rosario-Ortiz sampled water from two areas along the river — one affected and one unaffected by fire — he uncovered a chemical difference between the two...

Claire Monteleoni

Earthly Exploration

April 24, 2019

From innovative underground drones and weather satellites, to improving indoor air quality and climate prediction, researchers are finding new ways to look at the world. Machine Learning for Climate Prediction Associate Professor Claire Monteleoni Computer Science Monteleoni is a leading researcher in the new and interdisciplinary field of climate informatics,...

Evan Thomas

'The Passion is Here'

April 23, 2019

Evan Thomas took over as director of the Mortenson Center in summer 2018. Since then, he has outlined significant changes to the center’s research and teaching.

CU Boulder student in a lab with beaker

It's Alive!

April 4, 2019

In Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein created a living being out of lifeless limbs, challenging the laws of nature and science in his dark laboratory.