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National Academy recognizes alum for pioneering genome research

March 15, 2018

David Haussler (PhDCompSci’82) is well known for his work with the Human Genome Project – he and his team posted the first publically available human genome sequence on the Internet in 2000.Read more »
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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.Read more »
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Hackathon brings out about 600 students for 'invention marathon'

Feb. 25, 2018

The Daily Camera covers the fourth annual Hack CU, organized by several computer science undergrads.Read more »
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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.Read more »
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CU Boulder to offer first MOOC-delivered electrical engineering master's degree

Feb. 9, 2018

The on-demand, asynchronous, and fully online degree, to be offered by the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering (ECEE) within the College of Engineering and Applied Science, is subject to authorization by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and slated to launch in the fall of 2018 with additional curriculum rolling out in 2018-19.Read more »
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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.Read more »
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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.Read more »
CMU President Tim Foster, CU Boulder Dean of Engineering Bobby Braun and U.S Representative Scott Tipton at the ribbon cutting for CMU's Confluence Hall

CMU, CU Engineering partnership expanding to include electrical & computer degree

Jan. 25, 2018

Students enrolled in the partnership programs receive instruction from Colorado Mesa University faculty the first two years and from CU faculty the last two years. All instruction is delivered at CMU.Read more »
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CU Engineering Researchers Create Soft Robotic Muscles

Jan. 4, 2018

Current robotic materials and prosthetic limbs, while quickly gaining precision and application, are typically made of rigid materials and aren’t the most graceful machines – think C-3PO from "Star Wars." Researchers in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU Boulder are working to soften these limbs, and eventually... Read more »
Sarah DaFoe, Fred Hobbs and Melinda Piket-May in the KGNU studio.

PODCAST: Undergrads design assistive technology for people with disabilities

Jan. 3, 2018

Through a community partnership with Imagine!, CU Boulder engineering students help support people living with developmental, cognitive and physical challenges.Read more »