Drone flying in woods

CU Engineering faculty respond to lethal autonomous weapons pledge

Aug. 10, 2018

Over two thousand researchers in artificial intelligence and robotics, from both academia and industry, recently signed a pledge to "neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of lethal autonomous weapons.” We are glad to see this pledge eliciting a broad conversation about the future of AI and its potential to transform life as we know it with powerful tools, both violent and nonviolent.

A team of 4 students posing with their Search and Rescue Assistants

Incoming engineering students complete summer bridge program

Aug. 10, 2018

On July 20 th , 78 incoming engineering students from the ASPIRE and GoldShirt scholarship programs completed a two-week intensive summer bridge program hosted by the BOLD Center. ASPIRE (Achieving Success, Persistence, Interest, and Retention in Engineering) is a scholarship program for incoming first-year and pre-engineering students who are underrepresented...

ASEE's Wall of Fame banner, with CU Boulder listed in the lower left.

Students and faculty recognized at ASEE Annual Conference

Aug. 3, 2018

More than 20 faculty, staff and students from the University of Colorado Boulder attended the 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition this summer. Founded in 1893, the American Society for Engineering Education is a nonprofit organization committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology. CU Boulder was recognized on...

Alexandra Jaros

Undergraduate students share their summer research work at capstone CU SPUR event

Aug. 1, 2018

Alexandra Jaros Students in the CU Summer Program for Undergraduate Research shared their findings with faculty, family and fellow students during presentations Monday and Tuesday in the Gallogly Discovery Learning Center. This is the third year of the program, and 40 students from a variety of fields participated. This year’s...

Children ask questions about EdBoard during the Demo Days "petting zoo."

Community support is strong for fifth Catalyze cohort

July 31, 2018

Seven teams of entrepreneurs from across campus pitched their innovative startups to a packed house at the Dairy Arts Center on Thursday. And we do mean packed. Even after opening up an additional 100 tickets the week of the event, we still had to turn people away at the door...

A rendering of a brain.

Deciphering the Parkinson’s disease puzzle

July 26, 2018

Alaa Ahmed is working to unlock the secrets of Parkinson’s disease and make life better for its sufferers. The University of Colorado Boulder Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering has earned a multi-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the illness and a potential treatment for it. Parkinson’s...

Two Girls Inc. Eureka! students in the midst of testing their water filters

Girls Inc. Eureka! students design small scale water filters

July 26, 2018

Earlier this summer, the BOLD Center hosted 30 female high school students from the Denver-Metro area in partnership with the Girls Inc. Eureka! Program. Through their participation in this program, these girls had been exposed to the prospect of higher education and STEM careers—meaning they came well-prepared with questions regarding...

Emilie Aries

Aries shares tools for powerful communication to CU women in STEM

July 16, 2018

Being a woman in today’s scientific community isn’t easy. CU Boulder’s Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) group invited Emilie Aries , Founder and CEO of Bossed Up, to teach us the tools to improve our communication skills in a sold-out event last week. Aries is a nationally recognized speaker,...

Members of the team at the 2018 Engineering Design Expo at Coors Events Center.

Bike drivetrain design wins 2018 Eurobike Innovation Award

July 11, 2018

A senior design project for a new type of bicycle drivetrain is getting major attention in the cycling press. The project, developed with sponsor CeramicSpeed, does away with the traditional bicycle chain and gearbox in favor of a shaft drive assembly. The invention has earned a 2018 Eurobike Innovation Award...

Katherine Glasheen, Justin Kanamine, John Scott and Kian Reno

Hacking for Defense team competes in national pitch event

July 11, 2018

Katherine Glasheen, Justin Kanamine, John Scott and Kian Reno present at Founders Fund in San Francisco. A group of engineering and business students from CU Boulder was one of only six teams selected from the nationwide Hacking for Defense (H4D) cohort to present to investors, entrepreneurs and government stakeholders at...