The University of Colorado Boulder NASA BIG Idea Challenge Team.

CU Boulder earns 2nd place in NASA BIG Idea Mars competition

March 19, 2018

The engineering design competition enlists university teams from across the nation to develop creative solutions to some of the agency’s most relevant challenges.

Hooman Hedayati, a researcher and PhD student in the ATLAS IRON Lab, experiments with a drone

Augmented reality enhances robot collaboration

March 15, 2018

Two papers published by the ATLAS Iron Lab, directed by Dan Szafir, for the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction in Chicago open the door to this promising area of research.

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CU on the Air podcast: Revolutionary, MOOC-delivered master’s in electrical engineering

March 6, 2018

Host Ken McConnellogue talks with Professor Robert Erickson about what this MOOC has to offer learners across the globe, as well as how it is making us rethink how people learn. He also chats with Michael Lightner, vice president of academic affairs, about the positive impact MOOCs offer learners and the university.

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Ultra-efficient catalyst research earns NSF Special Creativity Award

March 5, 2018

Shankini Doraisingam and Jack Fischer inside Fiske Planetarium.

Bioserve engineer earns NASA Silver Snoopy Award

March 2, 2018

Congratulations to Shankini Doraisingam for receiving the Silver Snoopy Award for her work with astronauts aboard the International Space Station! Doraisingam is an engineer with the University of Colorado Boulder's Bioserve Space Technologies, a center that has designed, built and flown microgravity life science research and hardware on dozens of...

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New computer science paper challenges a celebrated network science theory

Feb. 20, 2018

Results "undermine the universality of scale-free networks and reveal that real-world networks exhibit a rich structural diversity that will likely require new ideas and mechanisms to explain,” according to CU Boulder's Anna Broido and Aaron Clauset.

Inclusive Pedagogy Corner: Using examples that resonate with students

Feb. 14, 2018

An inclusive classroom means that all students are engaged in the learning process, and this engagement can lead to better retention and better engineers. What better way to engage students than with examples that have relevance! For example, I still remember my fluid mechanics professor coming in spitting mad about...

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New malleable 'electronic skin' self-healable, recyclable

Feb. 12, 2018

CU Boulder researchers have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable “electronic skin” that has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices.

Students work on projects in the Idea Forge

Computer science professor leading new Hacking for Defense course

Feb. 6, 2018

Hacking for Defense, which originated at Stanford University, is another project from the National Security Technology Accelerator, otherwise known as MD5. The project pairs up national research universities across the country with Department of Defense-based endeavors.

An aerial shot shows severe devastation in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey. Credit/U.S. Department of Defense

Building to withstand disasters pays off big, study shows

Feb. 2, 2018

For every dollar the government spends to make existing buildings more resistant to wildfires, earthquakes, floods and hurricanes, $6 is saved in property losses, business interruption and health problems, according to a new study led by Professor Keith Porter of civil, environmental and architectural engineering.