New grasshopper-like material can leap 200 times its own thickness

Jan. 19, 2023

Engineers at CU Boulder have designed a new, rubber-like film that can leap high into the air like a grasshopper—all on its own and without needing outside intervention.

A man using the new walking stick

'Smart' walking stick could help visually impaired with groceries

Jan. 19, 2023

Engineers at CU Boulder are tapping into advances in artificial intelligence to develop a new kind of walking stick for people who are blind or visually impaired.

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Compromised oil wells pose risks to groundwater in Weld County

Jan. 3, 2023

When gas leaks into and contaminates a household water well near an oil and gas drilling site, there is always a question of where it came from. Is it from a failure in the drilling or was the gas migrating naturally?

A person fighting a fire near a house

New research into urban wildfire risk

Jan. 3, 2023

Homes that survived the Marshall Fire harbored another disaster inside – here’s what we’ve learned about this insidious urban wildfire risk

Researchers Julie Korak and Cresten Mansfeldt collect surface water samples on the Coal Creek waterway.

Ongoing CU research explores impacts, solutions after Marshall Fire

Dec. 21, 2022

The Marshall Fire spurred researchers—many of them personally affected by the fire—to pivot and apply their expertise to the aftermath.

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Construction Safety Summit highlights latest research to keep workers safe

Dec. 20, 2022

The Construction Safety Research Alliance (CSRA) hosted its third annual Safety Summit in 2022, bringing together over 200 construction industry safety professionals from across North America.

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What happens to spacecraft when they hit Earth's atmosphere at 25,000 mph?

Dec. 9, 2022

Iain Boyd leads a $15 million NASA institute called the Advanced Computational Center for Entry System Simulation (ACCESS). This effort investigates new ways to protect spacecraft as they undergo the extremes of entering atmospheres on Earth, Mars and beyond.

owerful green laser helps visualize the aerosol plumes from a toilet when it’s being flushed.

CU scientists shine a light on what comes up when you flush

Dec. 8, 2022

Using bright green lasers and camera equipment, a team of CU Boulder engineers ran an experiment to reveal how tiny water droplets, invisible to the naked eye, are rapidly ejected into the air when a lid-less, public restroom toilet is flushed.

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Top 10 Highlights of 2022

Dec. 5, 2022

Looking back, 2022 has proven to be a year of success and resilience for our college and community. Here is a look back at the top stories from the year as we head into winter break and 2023.


Shakespeare and theater themed engineering class gives students interdisciplinary experience

Dec. 1, 2022

The final Entrepreneurial Product Development fall semester project focuses on products that could be used for a children’s Shakespeare theater production.