Bridge made out of concrete

$10M Department of Defense project for self-repairing concrete inspired by human vascular systems

Aug. 2, 2023

Associate Professor Mija Hubler and her team of researchers and partners are developing a technology that infuses concrete with self-repair capabilities found in living organisms. The project has landed a $10 million Department of Defense grant.

Shape-shifting display

3D display could soon bring touch to the digital world

July 31, 2023

The device at CU Boulder is made from a 10-by-10 grid of soft robotic “muscles” that can sense outside pressure and pop up to create patterns. It’s precise enough to generate scrolling text and fast enough to shake a chemistry beaker filled with fluid.

CAREER Award winners 2023

CU Engineering celebrates 8 NSF CAREER award winners in 2023

June 25, 2023

Eight faculty members within the College of Engineering and Applied Science have received CAREER Awards from the National Science Foundation in 2023.

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Video on ChatGPT: Education and research practices and ethics in the generative AI era

April 21, 2023

Three leading experts discuss how the disruptive and powerful elements of ChatGPT and other generative AI stand to transform our world. Jim Martin clarifies what a large language model like ChatGPT actually is, Diane Sieber urges the creation of norms around the usage of these tools while Tom Yeh focuses on its potential impacts on education.

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AI has social consequences, but who pays the price? Tech companies’ problem with ‘ethical debt’

April 19, 2023

As public concern about the ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence keeps growing, it might seem like it’s time to slow down. But inside tech companies themselves, the sentiment is quite the opposite says Casey Fiesler, an associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Scott Palo

Palo elected an AIAA fellow

Feb. 16, 2023

Professor Scott Palo has been elected a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Palo is the Charles Victor Schelke Endowed Professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and a former associate dean for research in the College of Engineering and Applied...

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Research team moves one step closer to printing models of life-like 3D organs

Jan. 27, 2023

A team of University of Colorado researchers has developed a new strategy for transforming medical images, such as CT or MRI scans, into incredibly detailed 3D models on the computer. The advance marks an important step toward printing lifelike representations of human anatomy that medical professionals can squish, poke and prod in the real world.

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'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.

Graduate student Tanisha Kaur holds up a well plate.

Building the body better: Laurel Hind's immune cell function research receives $1.8 million NIGMS MIRA award

Nov. 30, 2022

Laurel Hind, assistant professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and the Hind Research Group use engineering tools to find answers to biological questions that researchers have been looking at for decades with limited success: how the body can best fight infection without attacking healthy tissue.

Greg Rieker and a colleague in the lab.

As concerns rise about this greenhouse gas, CU startup works to plug leaks

June 9, 2022

Scientists at LongPath and CU Boulder are using new laser technology to do what other technologies have struggled to do for years: detect natural gas, which is invisible to the eye, leaking from pipes at sites like this, in real time.