The USS Portland test-fires a laser weapon. The photo captured infrared light to make the beam visible. Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert/Marine Corps via AP

High-energy laser weapons: How they work, what they are used for

March 8, 2024

Militaries around the world are rapidly developing science fiction-like laser weapons, motivated in part by the growing threat from swarms of drones. Read from CU defense expert Iain Boyd on the Conversation.

Anushree Chatterjee, right works with research assistant Grace Lynch in the Chatterjee Lab.

Scientists develop faster, cheaper way to count microbes, discover new antibiotics

Nov. 9, 2023

Researchers from CU Boulder's Chemical and Biological Engineering have introduced a groundbreaking method for rapidly counting microorganisms, reducing plastic waste, costs, and carbon footprint in biomedical research. This innovation, detailed in the journal Nature Microbiology, promises to expedite microbiology experiments, facilitating quicker infection diagnoses and antibiotic testing, especially crucial amid global concerns over antibiotic resistance.

Student learning about Arduino microcontrollers

Integrated Teaching & Learning Program offers first college micro-credential

April 29, 2022

The Integrated Teaching & Learning Program launched the first micro-credential that focuses on technical content. The new Arduino micro-credential program will serve students looking to improve their proficiency with Arduino microcontrollers.

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Engineering residential community coming to Williams Village in 2023

Dec. 13, 2021

The engineering residential community will be a holistic residential academic experience for all of our first-year students, in partnership with Student Affairs and other campus partners.

Keith Molenaar

First Generation Stories: Keith Molenaar

Aug. 25, 2021

Keith Molenaar is a first-generation college graduate and the acting dean of the College of Engineering and Applied science. His journey through college relied on the encouragement of his parents and the friends who supported him.

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It takes a hive: community volunteers in honey bee research

July 8, 2021

Two high school students have both been volunteering at the Peleg lab regularly for over two years. The students' work with the lab has led them to submit projects to several science fairs to great success, and benefit the lab's research through their involvement and curiosity.