Flow chart of next generation solar harvesting

CU Boulder scientists awarded $2M NSF grant to teach computers to advance more affordable, efficient solar cells

Sept. 27, 2023

A team led by ChBE Professor Hendrik Heinz won a $2 million National Science Foundation award to develop reliable predictive models for hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites, which have the potential to usher in more efficient and affordable solar energy.

Mark Hernandez (middle) and his student team with an air quality monitor in a Denver classroom.

Can air purifiers help keep kids in school? New study seeks to find out

Sept. 27, 2023

Engineers at CU Boulder kicked off a new project this month that aims to investigate whether improving classroom air quality with air purifiers can help students miss fewer school days. Mark Hernandez is co-leading the project with researchers at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus with a $2.2 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

erika and mom

Hispanic Heritage Month: Prevailing with Grit and Community

Sept. 25, 2023

‘Welcome to the familia ’. It’s a greeting that welcomed Erika Antunez (IntDesEngr’24) when she first joined CU Boulder’s chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) as a first-year student. Familia takes on a whole new meaning for Antunez and her own family. “My parents worked so hard...

Cell phone with a lock symbol on the screen.

CU Boulder earns $5 million award for 5G cellular security research

Sept. 22, 2023

A team of University of Colorado Boulder researchers is leading a major military-oriented project for 5G wireless security. The National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator program has awarded CU Boulder $5 million for “GHOST: 5G Hidden Operations through...

Mike Moreau

Aerospace grad has leading role on OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission

Sept. 21, 2023

Mike Moreau (AeroEngr MS’97, PhD’01) is NASA’s Goddard’s sample recovery manager for the mission that has seen an Earth-built probe fly more than 600 million miles to the asteroid Bennu, scoop up a sample of rocks, dust, and regolith from the surface, and fly back home.

A student discusses his research poster with a Sandia Day attendee in front of a colorful space-themed mural

Sandia Day underscores how national lab partnerships benefit students, researchers and the public

Sept. 21, 2023

CU Boulder’s second annual Sandia Day drew over 160 registered attendees to the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building for a packed agenda highlighting the strong partnership between the university and Sandia National Laboratories and potential future avenues for collaborative, globally impactful research.

Two underground robots in a cave.

CU Boulder offers new graduate program in robotics

Sept. 20, 2023

The University of Colorado Boulder has started a graduate engineering program in robotics to fill a growing need in an in-demand field. The CU Regents have approved new Master of Science and PhD degree options in robotics that will provide students a flexible education that merges hardware and software engineering,...

Earthquake-damaged buildings

What Libya’s floods, Morocco’s earthquake can teach us about resilient infrastructure

Sept. 20, 2023

Shideh Dashti, an associate professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering at CU Boulder, shared her thoughts on what engineers can learn from these events and how countries can build resilient cities better prepared for a future likely to see more frequent and intense natural disasters.

Foundations of homes and tress burned by the Marshall Fires.

Wildfire workshop highlights CU Boulder research expertise, leadership

Sept. 19, 2023

Christine Wiedinmyer, CIRES associate director of science and a faculty member in Rady Mechanical Engineering, and Fernando Rosario-Ortiz, associate dean for faculty affairs in CU Engineering, hosted the event to share research and expertise from a variety of disciplines at CU Boulder.

Four first-year students in matching T-shirts at the college's kickoff BBQ for Engineering Connections

CU Engineering earns top 20 ranking from U.S. News & World Report

Sept. 18, 2023

CU Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science held steady as a top 20 undergraduate engineering program in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Undergraduate Engineering rankings, maintaining the No. 17 spot among public institution peers.