The College of Engineering and Applied Science, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Leeds School of Business are teaming up to highlight CU Boulder-led research to address climate change from 3-5 p.m. on Nov. 30 in the Olson Atrium of the Rustandy Building. The event comes ahead of the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit on campus and acts as a kickoff to several days of panels, workshops and activities.
The in-person Research and Innovation for Climate Change Open House will highlight interdisciplinary solutions and research to address climate change from all three colleges and schools. Visitors can view detailed scientific poster presentations or learn more about the various centers and programs working in this research area on campus. There will also be several hands-on displays and plenty of opportunities for networking – no matter your background or college affiliation.
College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Keith Molenaar said the event is open to everyone on CU Boulder’s campus – including students, staff and faculty – as well as industry and nonprofit partners in the Boulder community.
“We plan to have about 20 displays during the open house, which will demonstrate how the different researchers and topics connect and overlap” he said. “There is so much impactful work going on in this area across campus. This event will not only showcase the extraordinary work, but it will also provide a valuable opportunity to discuss these pressing problems that we are facing together.”
Leeds School of Business Acting Dean Yonca Ertimur said the Rustandy Building was the ideal space for this event.
“The Rustandy Building represents a new era of collaboration on the CU Boulder campus because of its ability to facilitate the breakdown of traditional disciplinary boundaries,” she said. “I am thrilled that we can host such a dynamic and important event in that space and I look forward to many more in the coming months and years as we continue to work together across colleges and disciplines to address these problems.”
College of Arts and Science Dean Glen Krutz said registration for the event is not required and that visitors are encouraged to drop in and out as their schedules permit.
“We are hoping for great discussion in a friendly and interactive atmosphere. This event is a chance to network with climate-change researchers you know and ones you may want to know better after meeting them and hearing about their work,” he said.
If you have questions, please email Bill Doe in the CU Engineering Research Support Office.