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CU Boulder faculty help launch Center for Integration of Modern Optoelectronic Materials on Demand

Sept. 14, 2021

CU Boulder is a founding partner of a major National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC): the Center for Integration of Modern Optoelectronic Materials on Demand (IMOD). The center represents a research partnership spanning 11 universities led by the University of Washington.

 students Michael Klonowski, left, and Daniel Aguilar-Marsillach, right, work in the Raytheon Space & Intelligence Vision, Autonomy, and Decision Research Lab at CU Boulder,

New effort to bolster Colorado’s national security and aerospace workforce

Sept. 10, 2021

The University of Colorado Boulder has received a $2 million gift from The Anschutz Foundation to support the university’s diverse research in aerospace and national defense—from tracking and protecting satellites in orbit to improving the security of mobile devices.

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Undergraduate gains valuable skills as a COSINC student lab assistant

Sept. 9, 2021

The COSINC facility has given Jared Lewis, a junior in mechanical engineering, opportunities that he might not have ever experienced as an undergraduate.

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NASA institute at CU Boulder finishes second year of work into astronaut habitats

Aug. 31, 2021

While the pandemic added an extra layer of difficulty on top of the normal challenges of launching a center-scale research initiative, leadership at the University of Colorado Boulder say a $15 million NASA funded institute around space habitats that began here in 2019 has hit many of its early goals.

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Engineers uncover the secrets of fish fins

Aug. 12, 2021

New research led by the University of Colorado Boulder has uncovered the engineering secrets behind what makes fish fins so strong yet flexible. The team’s insights could one day lead to new designs for robotic surgical tools or even airplane wings that change their shape with the push of a button.

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Video: Vance on creativity, engineering and accessibility

Aug. 3, 2021

Assistant Professor Marina Vance uses her passion for drawing to educate and inspire by creating animated science videos that share her research in aerosol particle transformation in easily accessible ways. As a recent NSF CAREER Award recipient, Vance will continue her research at the University of Colorado Boulder while sharing her work beyond academic circles through a new partnership with CU Science Discovery.

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Smalyukh receives 2021 Langmuir Lectureship Award

July 30, 2021

Professor Ivan Smalyukh is one of the winners of the 2021 Langmuir Lectureship Award for his innovative work in the colloid and surface chemistry fields. Smalyukh will deliver a special presentation at the 2021 ACS Fall National Meeting, as will Professor Deborah Leckband of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, who also earned the honor.

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Ding lab aims to improve cancer-fighting immunotherapies with $1.8M grant

July 28, 2021

Professor Xiaoyun Ding and his team of researchers aim to improve cancer-fighting tools and cut patient costs, exploring ways to streamline delivery of lifesaving treatments into immune cells.

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Video: Kaushik Jayaram on Bio-Inspired Engineering

July 27, 2021

Inspired by the natural world, Kaushik Jayaram heads up the Animal Inspired Movement and Robotics Laboratory (AIM-RL) at CU Boulder. The group aims to develop robotic devices that benefit and enhance human capabilities in the areas of search and rescue, inspection and maintenance, personal assistance, and environmental monitoring. As an Assistant Professor in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kaushik's work is highly interdisciplinary, working at the crossroads of engineering, biomimicry, and design.

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It takes a hive: community volunteers in honey bee research

July 8, 2021

Two high school students have both been volunteering at the Peleg lab regularly for over two years. The students' work with the lab has led them to submit projects to several science fairs to great success, and benefit the lab's research through their involvement and curiosity.

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