Wil Srubar

Cities of the future may be built with algae-grown limestone

June 23, 2022

Global cement production accounts for 7% of annual greenhouse gas emissions in large part through the burning of quarried limestone. Now, a CU Boulder-led research team has figured out a way to make cement production carbon neutral—and even carbon negative—by pulling carbon dioxide out of the air with the help of microalgae.

Kristin Calahan in the lab

PhD grad lead author for Science Advances paper on micro-texturing materials for medical devices

June 23, 2022

Kristin Calahan (PhDMechEngr’21) is the lead author on a new paper in Science Advances that explores the best approaches for anchoring medical devices to tissue inside the body to improve their performance.

Wind turbine

Inspired by palm trees, scientists develop hurricane-resilient wind turbines

June 15, 2022

Today’s offshore wind turbines can tower more than 490 feet above ground, their spinning blades churning out up to 8 megawatts (MW) each—about enough to power 4000 homes in the U.S. But with their increasing size comes challenges.

Wyatt Shields

Wyatt Shields named Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

June 13, 2022

The Pew Charitable Trust announced today that Assistant Professor Wyatt Shields has been selected as a 2022 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences.

Karl Linden

CU Boulder researcher earns major award to study water quality challenges in rural Canadian communities

June 10, 2022

Karl Linden has landed a major fellowship to research solutions to water pollution in rural and First Nations communities in Canada. Linden, the Mortenson Professor in Sustainable Development in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been selected as a 2022 Fulbright...

A student explains her engineering design project during an expo in the ITLL

Engineering Plus becomes Integrated Design Engineering

June 10, 2022

The newly named program aligns more closely with comparable engineering degrees and will be better understood by employers, giving students a stronger presence in a competitive job market.

Greg Rieker and a colleague in the lab.

As concerns rise about this greenhouse gas, CU startup works to plug leaks

June 9, 2022

Scientists at LongPath and CU Boulder are using new laser technology to do what other technologies have struggled to do for years: detect natural gas, which is invisible to the eye, leaking from pipes at sites like this, in real time.

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Latest AB Nexus grants advance innovative intercampus research projects

June 9, 2022

the AB Nexus program announced its fourth round of grant awards to faculty from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Boulder.

A person holding a heart displaying Pride colors

Celebrating Pride Month 2022

June 7, 2022

Pride Month is celebrated in June each year to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan on June 28, 1969. The Stonewall Uprising was a riot led by queer and trans people of color against police harassment and is viewed as a catalyst for the Gay Rights Movement in the United States.

Davey Aguiar

Q&A with Davey Aguiar: "My femininity is a superpower"

June 2, 2022

Davey Aguiar, Coordinator of BOLD Programs & Student Engagement in The BOLD Center reflects on what 'Pride' means to them, the need to remember and honor previous generations of LGBTQ+ people for their sacrifices and contributions, and how embracing their femininity has brought healing and liberation.

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