Wil Srubar working in the lab with a student.

Srubar will use new NSF award to create carbon-sink concrete

March 20, 2020

Wil Srubar, an assistant professor in civil, environmental and architectural engineering and CU Boulder’s Materials Science and Engineering Program, has won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award – one of the most prestigious awards for young faculty.

Perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells

Layered solar cell technology boosts efficiency, affordability

March 6, 2020

Researchers from CU Boulder have created a low-cost solar cell with one of the highest power-conversion efficiencies to date, by layering cells and using a unique combination of elements.

Ballot machine

On eve of Super Tuesday, study sheds light on how people make choices

March 2, 2020

On Super Tuesday, Democratic voters from Colorado and across the United States will face a serious decision: Sanders or Warren? Biden or Bloomberg? Then, afterward, what kind of wine to drink? Now, a new study taps into mathematics to probe how people make those kinds of fraught choices —in particular,...

The Build a Better Book team checks out some new 3D items created for a book

Making family game night accessible for all kids

Feb. 25, 2020

The Build a Better Book project, which started in Assistant Professor Tom Yeh's computer science lab, takes a different approach to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

Evan Thomas portrait

Lessons from Rwanda on tackling unsafe drinking water and household air pollution

Feb. 24, 2020

Unsafe drinking water and household air pollution are major causes of illness and death around the world Associate Professor Evan Thomas writes in The Conversation.

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.