An air purifier the size of a water bottle sits among wine glasses on a restaurant table

How one restaurant’s experiment may help diners breathe safely

April 14, 2021

The Washington Post looks at how an air monitoring system designed by CU Boulder's Mark Hernandez is helping a California restaurant keep its patrons safer during COVID.

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How to use ventilation and air filtration to prevent the spread of coronavirus indoors

Aug. 14, 2020

Good ventilation can reduce the risk of catching coronavirus. Environmental engineer Shelly Miller explains how to know if enough outside air is getting into a room and what to do if ventilation is bad.

George Born

Late professor George Born inducted into state’s Space Heroes Hall of Fame

March 3, 2020

During his career, Born won seven NASA awards for technical and managerial contributions while working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., where he worked on numerous interplanetary missions.

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What a bundle of buzzing bees can teach engineers about robotic materials

Jan. 22, 2020

Assistant Professor Orit Peleg explores what we can learn from bees and nature that can then be applied to engineering.

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Groundwater can prevent drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa. Here’s how

Jan. 8, 2020

Associate Professor Evan Thomas offers analysis for The Conversation, writing: "One way to improve drought resilience is to improve the management of groundwater."

Chris Heckman portrait

AI can now read emotions: Should it?

Jan. 8, 2020

Assistant Professor Christoffer Heckman offers analysis for The Conversation, writing: "What is this technology, which is already being used and marketed, and why is it raising concerns?"

Rishi Raj helps student Jet Taylor hang a poster for a presentation.

Professor's first-year seminar class inspired by da Vinci

Dec. 26, 2019

Mechanical engineering's Rishi Raj wanted students to explore how da Vinci is relevant in modern times using the same methods that da Vinci used — drawings and writings about all manner of topics.

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Analysis: Robotics researchers have a duty to prevent autonomous weapons

Dec. 4, 2019

Our ever-growing appetite for intelligent, autonomous machines poses a host of ethical challenges, Assistant Professor Christoffer Heckman writes in The Conversation.

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College continues national rankings rise

Sept. 9, 2019

Five undergraduate engineering programs ranked in top 20 for 2020.

Students on a tour of Ball facilities during 2018 career day

Ball Corporation contributes more than $1 million to CU Boulder

Aug. 23, 2019

CU Boulder announced two major gifts Thursday from Ball Corporation and its foundation, including a $1 million gift from Ball to support the university’s new Aerospace Engineering Sciences building opening this fall.