Professor Iain Boyd

Research will create important data in field of hypersonics

May 11, 2020

Professor Iain Boyd is hoping new materials research funding from the U.S. Navy will lead to better understanding and management of heat transfer in hypersonic vehicles through the use of ultra-high-temperature ceramics.

Professor Angela Bielefeldt 

New research to examine role of mentoring in STEM majors’ retention

May 6, 2020

Professor Angela Bielefeldt is starting a new research project that examines how mentoring and identity relate to retention among STEM majors in college. The work is funded by CU’s Research & Innovation Office Seed Grant program and is in partnership with the School of Education.

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The science of coronavirus and infectious aerosols

April 28, 2020

Professor Shelly Miller in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering writes in The Conversation that the more people understand how aerosols work, the better they can avoid getting or spreading the coronavirus.

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Continued CO2 emissions will impair cognition

April 21, 2020

Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations will cause urban and indoor levels of the gas to increase. This may significantly reduce our basic decision-making ability and complex strategic thinking, according to a new CU Boulder-led study.

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With shrinking snowpack, drought predictability melting away

April 20, 2020

New research from Ben Livneh of civil, environmental and architectural engineering suggests that during the 21st century, our ability to predict drought using snow will literally melt away.

Students working in the tunnels with the drones.

It has to work: Sub T Challenge sharpens students’ skill in the field

April 17, 2020

CU Boulder is one of several funded teams in the Subterranean Challenge, a competition launched by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to stimulate and test ideas around autonomous robot use in difficult underground environments.

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College celebrates seven NSF CAREER award winners

April 16, 2020

CAREER Awards provide approximately $500,000 over five years for those “who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.” The college has a long tradition of success in the award, with more than 50 winners serving as current and past faculty members.

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Recipients of 2020 Research & Innovation Seed Grants announced

April 15, 2020

The 2020 program attracted 109 proposals, which were evaluated by 42 faculty volunteers. CEAS winners this year include Bielefeldt, Ding and Peleg and many more.

Daniel Larremore

Larremore using Facebook data in the fight against COVID-19

April 9, 2020

Larremore and several colleagues from Colorado joined a nationwide study that seeks to use social media data to better understand how coronavirus cases might grow and travel in the coming weeks.

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Conversation: new research is finding ways to turn cells into mini-factories for materials

March 24, 2020

If humanity had a blank landscape, how would people build things? Assistant Professor Wil Srubar explains the benefits and potential of engineered living materials in The Conversation.