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Interdisciplinary Research Theme Virtual Open House

Oct. 9, 2020

Join this virtual session to meet the IRT directors, hear their plans and learn how you can participate. This virtual session is open to all faculty, staff and students. Registration is required.

Students working in the lab

College research portfolio tops $134 million as part of four-year upward trend

Oct. 7, 2020

CU Engineering experienced another record-breaking year for research funding in 2020, receiving $134 million overall and dwarfing the 2019 total of $108 million.

Christine Hrenya

Hrenya to receive Shell Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems

Oct. 1, 2020

Professor Christine Hrenya is the recipient of the AIChE 2020 Shell Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems, an award that recognizes a researcher who has made a significant impact in the fluid particle systems field or related subjects.

Orit Peleg

In the Smoky Mountains, thousands of fireflies flash in unison. Researchers want to know how

Sept. 24, 2020

During typical summers in the southeastern U.S., streams of visitors travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to witness one of nature’s most spectacular displays of light: thousands of male fireflies, all flashing together in near-perfect harmony.

A doctor with tattoos

Dynamic tattoos promise to warn wearers of health threats

Sept. 24, 2020

The first examples of color-changing nanotech tattoos have been developed over the past few years, and they’re not just for body art.

A screen capture of John Falconer's How to Study: Part 1, education title slide. Flatiron mountains are seen behind the CU Boulder campus

LearnChemE founders celebrate 10 years of chemical engineering education with a new NSF grant

Sept. 23, 2020

Ten years ago, a few professors had a question: what if chemical and biological engineering students and instructors could get free, in-depth, high-quality instruction on hundreds of subjects within the field any time they wanted?

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.

J. Will Medlin in the lab wearing blue shirt and safety glasses

“Fine-tuning” catalyst performance for sustainable hydrogen peroxide synthesis

Sept. 17, 2020

New research from Professor J. Will Medlin and collaborators at three other institutions points to a new, inexpensive and sustainable method of synthesizing hydrogen peroxide.

Human lipid bilayer rendering

Lipids prevent and reduce Alzheimer’s amyloid fibrils

Sept. 3, 2020

Research into preventing and reversing the creation of misfolded protein aggregates known as fibrils could provide new therapeutic opportunities in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

CU Boulder postdoctoral researcher Rosy Southwell and undergraduate student Cooper Steputis demonstrate the use of a functional near-infrared spectroscopy device, which can monitor brain activity.

New $20 million center to bring AI into the classroom

Aug. 26, 2020

Take a seat in the classroom of tomorrow—where intelligent computers work side-by-side with groups of students to support their engagement in meaningful and productive learning experiences designed by their teachers.

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