Michael Shirts portrait

Shirts to receive Computational Molecular Science & Engineering Forum Impact Award from AIChE

Aug. 17, 2020

Associate Professor Michael Shirts is the recipient of the 2020 Computational Molecular Science & Engineering Forum Impact Award.

John Crimaldi watches as green laser light illuminates plumes in his lab's test flume.

Only the nose knows: New international network explores how odors lead to actions

Aug. 17, 2020

CU Boulder's John Crimaldi will lead a groundbreaking new international research network dubbed Odor2Action starting this fall. The work is aimed at understanding how animals use information from odors in their environment to guide behavior, with far-ranging implications for our understanding of the human brain.

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How to use ventilation and air filtration to prevent the spread of coronavirus indoors

Aug. 14, 2020

Good ventilation can reduce the risk of catching coronavirus. Environmental engineer Shelly Miller explains how to know if enough outside air is getting into a room and what to do if ventilation is bad.

A drug-sniffing dog uses his nose to explore the contents of a suitcase.

Researchers win new grant to unravel mystery of how animals track scent

Aug. 12, 2020

It's the second BRAIN Initiative grant for the multi-institutional group, which includes faculty from electrical, computer and energy engineering; civil, environmental and architectural engineering; and mechanical engineering.

A COVID-19 testing station outside of the Athletics Department.

Grad students and postdocs volunteer for campus COVID-19 population monitoring effort

Aug. 6, 2020

CU Boulder is ramping up its ability to conduct COVID-19 monitoring analyses by enlisting volunteer graduate students and postdocs across campus, including several from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

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New engineering research center aims to electrify transportation

Aug. 6, 2020

CU Boulder will play a major role in a new center focused on developing infrastructure and systems that facilitate the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.

A fake ad posted by IRA accounts in the lead up to the 2016 election that urged Americans to vote by text message

Twitter users may have changed their behavior after contact with Russian trolls

Aug. 5, 2020

New CU Boulder findings are some of the first to examine the behavior of a broad swath of Twitter users who had contact with the Internet Research Agency.

Artist's rendition of quantum entanglement.

New $25-million center to advance quantum science and engineering

July 21, 2020

The National Science Foundation has announced that CU Boulder will receive a $25 million award to launch a new quantum science and engineering research center. The new center will be led by physicist Jun Ye and is a partnership with 11 other research organizations in the United States and abroad.

Engineering Center at the CU Boulder campus

Three new research themes push boundaries of work in college

July 20, 2020

The College of Engineering and Applied Science has launched three new interdisciplinary research themes as part of a broad push into growing and critical areas of study. They are titled Hypersonic Vehicles, Resilient Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity, and Engineering Education and AI-Augmented Learning.

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Experts weigh in on airborne transmission of COVID-19

July 9, 2020

The novel coronavirus may be able to travel from person to person through tiny particles floating in the air, according to a recent letter signed by 239 scientists from across the globe.