A man using the new walking stick

'Smart' walking stick could help visually impaired with groceries

Jan. 19, 2023

Engineers at CU Boulder are tapping into advances in artificial intelligence to develop a new kind of walking stick for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Karl Linden

Karl Linden takes reins as CEAE department chair

Jan. 12, 2023

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering welcomes Karl Linden as the incoming department chair. Linden, a CEAE professor and an associate director of the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering, took the reins January 1 from Professor Rich Regueiro, who served as the interim chair since July.

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CU Boulder joins academic partnership with U.S. Space Command

Jan. 11, 2023

The University of Colorado Boulder has been selected as a United States Space Command Academic Engagement Enterprise member. The new national program is designed to expand collaboration and academic exchanges between universities and U.S. Space Command. “They’re engaging with top universities in the country to have two-way communication; how Space...

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Compromised oil wells pose risks to groundwater in Weld County

Jan. 3, 2023

When gas leaks into and contaminates a household water well near an oil and gas drilling site, there is always a question of where it came from. Is it from a failure in the drilling or was the gas migrating naturally?

A person fighting a fire near a house

New research into urban wildfire risk

Jan. 3, 2023

Homes that survived the Marshall Fire harbored another disaster inside – here’s what we’ve learned about this insidious urban wildfire risk

Leysia Palen

Leysia Palen recognized as rare 'distinguished professor' by CU system

Jan. 2, 2023

Palen is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and the founding chair of the Department of Information Science in the College of Media, Communication and Information.

Researchers Julie Korak and Cresten Mansfeldt collect surface water samples on the Coal Creek waterway.

Ongoing CU research explores impacts, solutions after Marshall Fire

Dec. 21, 2022

The Marshall Fire spurred researchers—many of them personally affected by the fire—to pivot and apply their expertise to the aftermath.

CSRA academic team

Construction Safety Summit highlights latest research to keep workers safe

Dec. 20, 2022

The Construction Safety Research Alliance (CSRA) hosted its third annual Safety Summit in 2022, bringing together over 200 construction industry safety professionals from across North America.

Debbie Yeh

Area Director of undergraduate advising Debbie Yeh wins chancellor’s Employee of the Year award

Dec. 19, 2022

Debbie Yeh, area director of undergraduate advising for the mechanical engineering and electrical, computer and energy engineering departments, has been awarded the 2022 chancellor’s Employee of the Year Award. The award recognizes staff members who have gone above and beyond their job description to make outstanding contributions to the CU Boulder community.

Textbook cover image: Introduction to Autonomous Robots: Mechanisms, Sensors, Actuators, and Algorithms  By: Nikolaus Correll, Bradley Hayes, Christoffer Heckman, and Alessandro Roncone

Robotics professors win award for modern textbook

Dec. 16, 2022

Professors Nikolaus Correll, Bradley Hayes, Christoffer Heckman and Alessandro Roncone have received a recognition award from the College of Engineering and Applied Science for their work, Introduction to Autonomous Robots: Mechanisms, Sensors, Actuators, and Algorithms, an open textbook focusing on computational principles of autonomous robots.