Student getting ready to deploy a drone

The air up there: CU team deploys multiple drones in tornado study

July 1, 2019

Researchers from CU Boulder flew drones into severe storms this spring in one of the largest and most ambitious drone-based investigations of meteorological phenomena ever.

Engineering Center

New biomedical engineering degrees to launch

June 21, 2019

Undergraduate and graduate students at CU Boulder will soon get new opportunities to pursue careers in the biomedical industry. Through these bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, students will have the chance to pursue classes from across the university, across engineering, biology and mathematics. The new programs could launch as early as fall 2020.

The team.

All-woman engineering team earns Most Innovative Award at NASA Mars competition

May 30, 2019

NASA has presented a University of Colorado Boulder team with the 2019 Most Innovative Award for their project in the space agency's BIG Idea Challenge. The competition, which changes each year, called for innovative ideas for the design and operation of a Mars greenhouse.

Sunflower in a field of sunflowers

Do plants have social networks?

May 15, 2019

Research being led by CU Boulder Assistant Professor Orit Peleg is studying social systems in sunflowers through an award from the Human Frontier Science Program.

Sarah Withee (at right) holds spring 2018 CUE3 satellite

Learning to speak new languages: Japanese professor turns satellite engineer

May 4, 2019

Amidst a fruitful career as a language professor and technologist, Sarah Withee joined Gen Z and Millenial students to become an electrical engineer.

The drone named TTwistor3 approaching a supercell thunderstorm in southern South Dakota.

CU researchers using drones to study tornadoes over Central Plains

April 30, 2019

Researchers from CU Boulder will fly drones into severe storms this spring and in 2020 in one of the largest and most ambitious drone-based investigations of meteorological phenomena ever.

Model of a biofilm at cellular level

Clean in a flash: Researchers developing method to remove biofilms

April 15, 2019

Researchers working together across the University of Colorado system are developing a technique that would quickly and easily remove antibiotic-resistant bacteria in dentistry and other potential applications.

Physics lab equipment

19 engineers earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 15, 2019

The National Science Foundation has awarded prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships to CU Boulder students, paving the way for them to continue their innovative and impactful research on campus. The awards, announced on April 9, recognize outstanding graduate students from across the country in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The 2,050 nationwide winners were selected from thousands of applicants across the country.

Tim Visos-Ely holds a giant check after winning the New Venture Challenge

CU Engineering team Stride Tech wins New Venture Challenge

April 5, 2019

When his grandma took a devastating fall using a walker, Timothy Visos-Ely channeled his love and concern into a brilliant idea: digitally enhanced walkers that would help seniors correct user errors before they result in dangerous mishaps. The Stride Tech team won the 2019 New Venture Challenge (NVC) and walked out of the Boulder Theater with $100,000 toward their invention and the opportunity to hobnob with venture capitalists, business leaders and more. Stride Tech was one of two undergraduate teams in the NVC finals, CU Boulder’s premier entrepreneurial startup competition, after emerging as the winner of the hardware track.

Lucy Pao works at markerboard in lab

CU Boulder and Coursera plan electrical engineering degree

April 2, 2019

The CU Boulder and Coursera, the leading online learning platform, announced today at the company’s annual conference in London a partnership to launch the world’s first globally scalable Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)-based electrical engineering master’s degree.