Ben Shapiro works with two students.

ATLAS professor recognized for engaging teaching, making a difference

June 25, 2018

Nine ATLAS nominated Ben Shapiro, assistant professor of computer science with the ATLAS Institute, for the 2018 Sullivan-Carlson Innovation in Education Award.

Representatives from each of the three finalist teams. CU Boulder professor Ivan Smalyukh and PhD student Andrew Hess are on the far left.

CU Boulder team wins 2018 NASA iTech Energy Cycle competition

June 25, 2018

Congratulations to Team iFeather for winning the 2018 NASA iTech Cycle II Energy competition! CU Boulder professor Ivan Smalyukh and PhD student Andrew Hess discuss iFeather. Watch the entire awards announcement livestream NASA iTech has selected CU Boulder as one of the top three teams from a group of 10...

Two children chat with the MindScribe stuffed zebra.

Computer science startup earns early childhood innovation prize

June 21, 2018

The prize provides $80,000 for the MindScribe team to keep working on their robotics technology, which includes a smartphone app that can be placed inside a friendly looking toy and prompts children to tell it about their project, like a drawing or Lego creation.

A firefighter at work on the scene of a forest fire.

Study: Wildfires contaminate freshwater sources, straining treatment resources downstream

June 21, 2018

The research, which was funded by The Water Research Foundation (WRF) and presented at CU Boulder earlier this month, outlines a multitude of challenges posed by wildfires, including short- and long-term effects on the availability and quality of drinking water sources used by major metropolitan areas such as Denver, Colorado. The report also outlines potential remediation solutions to help utilities plan for worst-case scenarios.

The Instagram icon is displayed on a smartphone screen.

Squashing cyberbullying: New approach is fast, accurate

June 11, 2018

Developed by the CyberSafety Research Center, the new method combines several different computing tools to scan massive amounts of social media data, sending alerts to parents or network administrators that abuse has occurred.

Lisa Hardaway's family accepts her Engineer of Distinction Award during the Engineering Alumni Awards Banquet.

Hardaway remembered as leader and CU champion

May 7, 2018

Lisa Hardaway's family accepts her Engineer of Distinction Award during the Engineering Alumni Awards Banquet. Without Lisa Hardaway (PhDAeroEngr’00), our picture of the universe wouldn’t be nearly as clear. Before she passed away in 2017, Hardaway contributed to both the Hubble Space Telescope and the New Horizons mission, which led...

CoNECD recognizes BOLD Center as Program of the Year

CoNECD names The BOLD Center Program of the Year

May 2, 2018

Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (CoNECD) honored The BOLD Center as Program of the Year at their inaugural conference in Washington D.C. on May 1. The BOLD Center was honored for developing programs that have significantly enhanced the participation of students from diverse populations that are historically underserved in engineering and computing, while enriching the students’ learning experience in engineering and computer science.

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...

From left: Bobby Braun, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science; Cindy Caruso; Dan Caruso; and Sharon Matusik, dean of the Leeds School of Business

Carusos give $2 million to support CU Boulder entrepreneurial ecosystem

April 17, 2018

Through The Caruso Foundation, the couple is giving $1 million toward the future connection between the business and engineering buildings, and another $1 million to support entrepreneurial activities that foster new business creation, diversity and inclusion.

John Hayes and Bobby Braun on stage in the ATLAS Black Box theater

First-ever Ball Career Day to give students glimpse of jobs in aerospace, manufacturing, more

April 13, 2018

Students from across campus, whether they’re studying English or aerospace, will have the chance next fall to learn about the vast career opportunities offered by Ball Corporation, a Fortune 300 company based in Broomfield, Colorado.

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