A researcher provides a saliva sample for a rapid COVID-19 test in a lab

Frequent rapid testing could turn national COVID-19 tide within weeks

Nov. 20, 2020

Testing half the population weekly with inexpensive, rapid-turnaround COVID-19 tests would drive the virus toward elimination within weeks—even if those tests are significantly less sensitive than gold-standard clinical tests, according to a new study published today by CU Boulder and Harvard University researchers.

robot on incline

Undergraduate researchers learn valuable lessons from remote research

Sept. 24, 2020

Undergraduate researches share their experiences as participants in the ME SPUR Program. ME SPUR, modeled after CU Summer Program for Undergraduate Research, enabled undergraduate students to work with mechanical engineering faculty on research that could be conducted remotely.

Mongolia

Air Quality Inquiry project extends from rural Colorado into Mongolia

Sept. 21, 2020

For three years, Air Quality Inquiry has been reaching K-12 students across rural Colorado. This year, Daniel Knight and his team extended the program across the globe to reach Public Lab Mongolia, a nonprofit whose mission is to make data available to the Mongolian public.

Cresten Mansfeldt and Katie Reeves examine a wastewater monitoring station that collects wastewater from the Kittredge residence hall complex.

How sampling campus wastewater aims to keep COVID-19 in check

Aug. 27, 2020

Cresten Mansfeldt of civil, environmental and architectural engineering is leading an effort to monitor the wastewater leaving residence halls on campus to detect and intercept community spread of COVID-19.

Gabriella Abello

Time for reflection: Stories of resilience in the COVID-19 era

Aug. 18, 2020

After graduating from CU in May, Gabriella Abello spent the summer weighing all her options. Graduate school? Find a job? Something else entirely?

Abigail Fernandes

Lemons into lemonade: Stories of resilience in the COVID-19 era

Aug. 18, 2020

Abigail Fernandes made the best of a bad situation — and then some.

Dhwani Khatter

Waiting patiently: Stories of resilience in the COVID-19 era

Aug. 18, 2020

In March, before the world turned upside down, Khatter got a job offer in Georgia in her chosen field, cybersecurity. Unfortunately, before she could even start packing, the company reversed course and terminated the position because of the pandemic.

Adam Chehadi

Connecting and networking virtually: Stories of resilience in the COVID-19 era

Aug. 18, 2020

Adam Chehadi is an internship pro — he’s participated in technical internships since he was a junior in high school — but even he’s been thrown for a loop by the coronavirus pandemic.

Ahmed Ferjani

A new challenge: Stories of resilience in the COVID-19 era

Aug. 18, 2020

Ahmed Ferjani was gearing up for an in-person internship at L3Harris Technologies in Rochester, New York. But the pandemic had other plans.

Graphic of a fan blowing air in from a window

How to use ventilation and air filtration to prevent the spread of coronavirus indoors

Aug. 14, 2020

Good ventilation can reduce the risk of catching coronavirus. Environmental engineer Shelly Miller explains how to know if enough outside air is getting into a room and what to do if ventilation is bad.

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