Two children fill water containers from a groundwater supply system in Turkana, Kenya

Improving drought resilience in East Africa with sensors, satellites and machine learning

Oct. 30, 2019

A team of researchers led by Professor Evan Thomas, director of the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering, has been awarded a three-year, $660,000 grant by NASA to join the SERVIR Applied Sciences Team, a joint venture between NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

ESPOL and CU Engineering faculty and staff gather in conference room

College launches new research effort, global course in Ecuador

Sept. 23, 2019

The College of Engineering and Applied Science is establishing new research collaborations and launching an international engineering course in Ecuador, continuing the college’s efforts to expand its global reach and impact.

Woman looks over Rome city view

CU Engineering offering grants for graduate global research

July 30, 2019

The new Graduate Student Global Enrichment Fund, launched in July, is intended to support graduate students collaborating with university partners around the world and responding to global research challenges.

Molenaar with ESPOL's president and four CU Boulder graduate students

Visit aims to expand research collaborations between CU Engineering, Ecuadorian university

July 9, 2019

Keith Molenaar, associate dean for research in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, recently visited the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to discuss expanding the collaboration between the two universities.

A woman in Rwanda feeds wood into a cookstove as a child looks on.

Study: Water filters, efficient cookstoves effective in reducing health issues

June 3, 2019

Large-scale program in Rwanda reduced the prevalence of reported diarrhea and acute respiratory infection in children under 5, according to new findings published today in the journal PLOS Medicine.

Students stand in a classroom in Lecco, Italy during a previous Global Intensive

Engineering students venture abroad for Global Intensives

May 15, 2019

Engineering students are fanning out to Brazil, Uganda, Rwanda and Italy this week for the conclusion of a unique type of course that blends classroom instruction with short but significant international experiences. Global Intensives–piloted by CU Boulder for the first time in spring 2018–are short-term global programs embedded into on-campus, faculty-led courses. All include a 10- to 12-day immersion abroad that complements and expands on the material studied throughout the semester.

Al Gasiewski in his lab.

Constellation of weather satellites to cover the globe

May 6, 2019

Want more accurate weather forecasts? You’re in luck: Last month, researchers at CU Boulder saw the fruits of their labors launch aboard a new satellite. That satellite is the first in a planned fleet of Earth-orbiters that the team says will one day record weather data at every point on the globe every 15 minutes.

Wreckage from Hurricane Patricia in 2015.

$3M center to support rapid-response research of natural disasters

Jan. 4, 2019

CONVERGE will establish a new Reconnaissance Leadership Corps made up of engineers and social and natural scientists. They’ll offer training, develop a series of best practice documents on safety considerations and working with socially vulnerable populations and help researchers establish a scientific agenda before heading into the field.

Robot typing on a keyboard

CU Boulder hosts international conference on distributed autonomous robotic systems

Oct. 18, 2018

CU Boulder hosted the 2018 International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems this week at the University Memorial Center.

A nuclear power plant

Study raises concerns for aging nuclear containment vessel structures

April 27, 2018

There are nearly 100 nuclear power plants across the United States, all of which rely on concrete containment vessels (NCVS) to provide the last layer of safety in case of accident. Some of these vessels exhibit serious signs of aging associated with a slow, but irreversible, degradation of concrete known...