Iain Boyd leads a $15 million NASA institute called the Advanced Computational Center for Entry System Simulation (ACCESS). This effort investigates new ways to protect spacecraft as they undergo the extremes of entering atmospheres on Earth, Mars and beyond.
Using bright green lasers and camera equipment, a team of CU Boulder engineers ran an experiment to reveal how tiny water droplets, invisible to the naked eye, are rapidly ejected into the air when a lid-less, public restroom toilet is flushed.
Laurel Hind, assistant professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and the Hind Research Group use engineering tools to find answers to biological questions that researchers have been looking at for decades with limited success: how the body can best fight infection without attacking healthy tissue.
The Office for Outreach and Engagement announces the Colorado Art Science Environment Fellows program, as the latest incarnation of the office’s work to connect the arts, sciences and community for shared action on Colorado’s interrelated social and environmental issues.