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.

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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.

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.

bio fuel in test tubes

Clearing the air: Medlin and partners developing renewable jet fuel alternative

Feb. 27, 2020

Air travel’s dependence on petroleum-based fuels is a major contributor to atmospheric pollution—but new research from Denver Business Challenge Endowed Professor Will Medlin and partners seeks to provide an environmentally friendly, renewable jet fuel sourced from biomass.

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.

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.

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.

Subterranean drone competition

Drones go underground in high-stakes competition

Feb. 6, 2020

Roughly one story belowground, in an undisclosed location in Boulder County, close to a dozen engineers hustle up and down a series of utility tunnels.

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A rare honor in pharmaceutical sciences: Journal dedicated to professors John Carpenter and Ted Randolph

Feb. 4, 2020

The January 2020 Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences issue was dedicated to John Carpenter, PhD of CU Anschutz and Ted Randolph, PhD of the CU Boulder Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.