A detail view of part of the microscope

CU researchers win BRAIN Initiative grant for miniature microscope

Oct. 3, 2017

From left: Diego Restrepo, Emily Gibson, Juliet Gopinath and Victor Bright. Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Boulder have won a $2 million grant allowing them to refine a unique microscope they have developed while expanding its use to other scientists across... Read more »
Phil DiStefano, Terri Fiez, Keoki Jackson, and Bobby Braun with the agreement.

Lockheed Martin, CU Boulder expand research collaboration

Aug. 29, 2017

Building on a $3 million partnership announced in 2016 to establish new academic programs focused on radio frequency (RF) systems, Lockheed Martin and CU Boulder today announced a follow-on Master Research Agreement (MRA), signed during a morning ceremony on the CU Boulder campus. The agreement provides a framework for all... Read more »
Ronggui Yang in a lab with two students.

Yang studies thermal problems of futuristic electronics

Aug. 25, 2017

(From left) PhD student Xin Qian, post doctoral researcher Puqing Jiang, and mechanical engineering professor Ronggui Yang in Yang's laboratory at CU Boulder. Ronggui Yang knows people want faster, more powerful electronic devices. Whether it is a new laptop, cell phone, smart TV, or technology for electric vehicles and the... Read more »
Magnesium ingot

A thoroughly modern magnesium process

Aug. 4, 2017

CU Boulder engineers have revamped a World War II-era process for making magnesium that requires half the energy and produces a fraction of the pollution compared to today’s leading methods. The breakthrough process, developed in the labs of Professor Alan Weimer, could vastly improve production of the strong, lightweight metal that’s used in everything from vehicles and aircraft to dietary supplements and fireworks.Read more »
William Raseman

Student's computer simulations help to protect water supplies

Aug. 3, 2017

Since the only guarantee in life is change, William Raseman is using his research to try to prepare water municipalities from being crippled by unforeseen circumstances such as floods, droughts or wildfires. The second-year civil engineering PhD student is building software programming to assess the impact of climate and environmental... Read more »
Pilot Dan Hesseliusl with drone aircraft

'Project Drought' taps drones to measure water moisture at Colorado farm

July 28, 2017

CU Boulder engineers, scientists and students are teaming up with Black Swift Technologies of Boulder to use unmanned aircraft in the coming weeks to measure water moisture at a test irrigation farm in Yuma, Colorado.Read more »
An empty hospital ward.

Engineers demonstrate 'germ trap' for hospitals

July 26, 2017

When an infectious airborne illness strikes, some hospitals use negative pressure rooms to isolate and treat patients. These rooms use ventilation controls to keep germ-filled air contained rather than letting it circulate throughout the hospital. But, in the event of an epidemic, these rooms can quickly fill up. Now, a team at CU Boulder has found a simple, cost-effective way for medical facilities to expand this technique to better prepare for disease outbreaks.Read more »
Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima

Researchers to study environmental, human impacts of nuclear war

July 18, 2017

As part of the Open Philanthropy effort, Professor Yunping Xi of civil, environmental and architectural engineering and his students will assess the amount of flammable building material in modern cities in various parts of the world, as well as the flammable contents in such buildings.Read more »
Challenger being deployed from ISS.

CU Boulder satellite is live

May 25, 2017

QB50-Challenger deployed at 11:25pm MDT with two other QB50 satellites in the same deployer. CU Boulder's QB50 CubeSat, named "Challenger," was successfully deployed from the International Space Station on May 24th at 11:25 PM MDT. The release coming just over a month after the satellite was launched from Cape Canveral... Read more »
Alexandra Okeson

Outstanding graduate Alexandra Okeson creates algorithms for healthcare

May 10, 2017

Alexandra Okeson, a CU Engineering Outstanding Graduate for Academic Achievement for 2017, tried her hand at several computer science disciplines during her time at CU Boulder. She helped scientists at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics develop data analysis software for the IMPACT student dust counter. She interned at the Federal Communications Commission, where she got to see how government is using technology to inform policy decisions. She experienced life at a startup with Next Energy Technologies, and spent a summer at Microsoft partner Avanade in Seattle.Read more »

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