Water collection in Turkana, Kenya.

MacArthur Foundation honors drought emergency strategy

Feb. 20, 2020

A CU Boulder and Millennium Water Alliance-led program committed to ending humanitarian drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa has been named one of the Top 100 in the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation 100&Change competition, and remains in the running for the competition’s award of a single $100 million grant.

A microscope

College to start accepting proposals for new IRTs

Feb. 17, 2020

Research leadership in the college is encouraging any and all faculty – no matter their rank, department or research area ¬– to submit a proposal for a new Interdisciplinary Research Theme to start this summer. Find out how.

Tam Vu in the hallway of the Engineering Center

Computer science professor wins Sloan Fellowship for 'earable' device research

Feb. 13, 2020

Tam Vu says the award will help him "innovate and develop a next generation of wearable devices to improve humans’ cognitive function and well-being from around and inside their ears."

Kristi Anseth in lab

Professor Kristi Anseth earns international recognition with L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science award

Feb. 12, 2020

She is one of only five women in the world, and the only recipient in North America, to receive the recognition this year.

Robots inspired by the design of bugs

From insects to robots: Jayaram takes inspiration from nature

Feb. 11, 2020

Assistant Professor Kaushik Jayaram sees nature as a giant catalogue of design ideas. Engineers can “leaf through” it to see how various species have overcome problems–many of the solutions exquisitely developed over time to perfection.

Lahijanian speaking with a student in his lab.

Beyond mundane: Lahijanian’s work in safety-critical systems pushes autonomy forward

Feb. 10, 2020

After decades of work to make robots more and more capable of helping humans, robotic systems have become ever-present in our daily lives, helping with tasks big and small.

Portrait of Xiaoyun Ding

Keck funded research offers new tool to understand cells better

Feb. 6, 2020

New research at CU Boulder, funded by a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, aims to create a new system to study the mechanical properties of cells using surface acoustic waves.

3D printing in space with gregory whiting

CU researchers to explore 3D printing in reduced gravity with NASA grant

Feb. 4, 2020

Associate Professor Gregory Whiting and his research group are preparing for the thrill of a lifetime: two parabolic flights, each expected to provide around ten total minutes of reduced gravity to test and model how 3D printing of functional materials works in lunar gravity.

Bees linking together in a swarm

What a bundle of buzzing bees can teach engineers about robotic materials

Jan. 22, 2020

Assistant Professor Orit Peleg explores what we can learn from bees and nature that can then be applied to engineering.

Dimitra Psychogiou works with two students in the ECEE circuits lab.

CAREER Award recipients focused on sustainable infrastructure

Jan. 16, 2020

Assistant professors Dimitra Psychogiou and Emiliano Dall’Anese of electrical, computer and energy engineering won for innovative proposals focused on radio frequency spectrum access and algorithmic control of networks, respectively.