Alan W. Weimer in his lab with a student

ChBE Professor Alan Weimer elected to National Academy of Inventors

Dec. 11, 2018

Weimer is the H.T. Sears Memorial professor of chemical and biological engineering and a world recognized expert in fluid-particle processing.

A group photo of the OSIRIS-REx team who are U Boulder alumni.

Space probe scoops up CU Boulder graduates

Dec. 3, 2018

The space probe OSIRIS-REx arrives at the asteroid Bennu today after traveling more than 199 million km (124 million miles) across the blackness of space. It may be far from Earth, but it’s hardly on its own. Guiding it every step of the way has been a team of accomplished scientists and engineers with major University of Colorado Boulder connections.

alumni raise hands to be recognized at celebration

Being BOLDer: The BOLD Center celebrates 10 years of supporting women and minorities in engineering

Nov. 16, 2018

The BOLD Center turns 10 years old and the College of Engineering and Applied Science celebrates nearly half a decade of supporting women and minorities in science, technology and engineering.

Connor Brooks, a graduate student in computer science, demonstrates a robotic system that responds to spoken commands. (Credit: Glenn Asakawa/CU Boulder)

Robotic helping hand: A look inside the IRON Lab

Nov. 14, 2018

Dan Szafir and his colleagues belong to a rapidly-growing area of study called human-robot interaction. The field addresses the huge gulf that seems to exist between people and their robot helpers: Robots don’t always understand people, and people often don’t want to be around moving, learning machines.

Students on Sweden street during study abroad

To infinity and beyond: New global aerospace + co-op degree track offered

Nov. 11, 2018

Graduate with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, minor in computer science, study abroad experience and co-op work experience in just five years.

Fire ant up close

Work on fire ant colonies at CU could inspire molecular machines

Nov. 5, 2018

Researchers at CU Boulder have uncovered the statistical rules that govern how gigantic colonies of fire ants form bridges, ladders and floating rafts.

The new water cooling system on a roof with the engineering college in sight

CU Engineers scale up a low-cost, energy saving cooling system

Oct. 29, 2018

The advance could increase the efficiency of power generation plants in summer and lead to more efficient, environmentally-friendly temperature control for homes, businesses, utilities and industries.

Diagram of blood vessels in arm

3D bioprinting technique developed at CU could create artificial blood vessels

Oct. 22, 2018

CU Boulder engineers have developed a 3D printing technique that allows for localized control of an object’s firmness, opening up new biomedical avenues that could one day include artificial arteries and organ tissue.

Microscope with green background

Research funding increases 30 percent in the College of Engineering and Applied Science

Oct. 16, 2018

Research funding in the College of Engineering and Applied Science reached $105 million overall in fiscal year 2018. That is the highest total ever for the college.

Oil well and storage tanks in a field

Broad energy and environment study led by CU Boulder ends with significant findings

Oct. 10, 2018

The $12 million AirWaterGas project was funded by the National Science Foundation to study the environmental, economic, and social tradeoffs of oil and gas development and their relation to public policies and regulations.