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CU Boulder grant tackles sustainable alternatives for urban lawn irrigation

March 22, 2024

Associate Professor Aditi Bhaskar, from CU Boulder’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, and Assistant Professor Isabella Oleksy, of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, received a $296,000 grant from the Colorado Water Board to investigate ground cover options that could replace turfgrass.

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Holding tax software accountable

March 21, 2024

Errors in tax software could keep you from your best return, or worse, leave you liable for inaccuracies. Now, computer science researchers at CU Boulder are working to ensure the correctness of tax software.

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CU Boulder postdoc earns biomedical fellowship for intestine research

March 20, 2024

Kaustav Bera, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been honored with a prestigious three-year postdoctoral fellowship from the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation, which supports career development of young scientists engaged in basic biomedical research.

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Diddams named an IEEE Fellow for optical frequency combs contributions

March 20, 2024

​Scott Diddams, the Robert H. Davis Endowed Chair in Discovery Learning and Professor at CU Boulder, has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow for his contributions in optical frequency combs.

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Researchers take major step toward developing next-generation solar cells

March 20, 2024

In a new paper published in the journal Nature Energy, CU Boulder's Michael McGehee and his international collaborators unveiled an innovative method to manufacture new solar cells, known as perovskite cells, an achievement critical for the commercialization of what many consider the next generation of solar technology.

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Meet Our Undergrads: Mia Lonergan

March 19, 2024

We sat down with graduating environmental engineering student Mia Lonergan from the Society of Women Engineers to share about her CU Engineering experience! Mia has served as treasurer for the CU Boulder Society of Women Engineers (SWE) during the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years.

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CS PhD student wins People's Choice award at Three Minute Thesis competition

March 8, 2024

Learn more about Aaquib Tabrez, a computer science PhD student who won the People's Choice award for his effective presentation on how he helps robots and autonomous systems more effectively explain their decision-making processes to human collaborators.

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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.

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CU Boulder researchers advance electronic technologies with photonic chips

March 7, 2024

ECEE researchers introduce a new approach that leverages light and integrated photonics to generate microwave signals that could enable entirely new capabilities in communications, navigation and sensing.

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Meet Our BOLD Students: Sarah Mesgina

March 7, 2024

We sat down with graduating fourth-year electrical and computer engineering (ECE) student Sarah Mesgina to share about her CU Engineering experience and why ECE matters!