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Drug development platform could provide flexible, rapid and targeted antimicrobials

April 16, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder have created a platform that that can develop effective and highly specific peptide nucleic acid therapies for use against any bacteria within just one week. The work could change the way we respond to pandemics and how we approach increasing cases of antibiotic resistance globally.

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Six CU Boulder Chemical and Biological Engineering students selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

April 12, 2021

The GRFP is a five-year fellowship that honors graduate students working in science and engineering fields supported by the NSF. Students selected for the fellowship receive $34,000 in annual stipend funds.

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A house run on the sun: How a team of CU students SPARC-ed advances for modern mountain housing

April 12, 2021

From April 15-18, CU Boulder will compete in the Solar Decathlon Build Challenge against nine other teams from the U.S., as well as from The Netherlands, Chile and Canada.

Emily Mitzak in front of mountain, Ella Sarder with laptop

Answering student feedback about the Inclusive Culture Council proposal

April 6, 2021

The ad hoc committee recently published its proposal and asked for feedback from students, faculty and staff. Many students shared feedback about the formation of this council and its goals. We wrote this article to address some of the questions and concerns undergraduate and graduate students expressed in their feedback.

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Sage Hurta wins the Women’s Mile at the 2021 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships

April 5, 2021

"Crossing the finish line in Fayetteville, Arkansas, I was overcome with both joy and relief. I spent much of 2020 injured, dreaming of an opportunity to win an NCAA title. Now that I had an opportunity to realize that dream, I didn't want to pass it up. Winning an individual NCAA track title has been a couple years in the making for me, delayed in large part by the pandemic."

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ME students invent device for delivering COVID-19 vaccines to rural areas

March 31, 2021

CU Engineering students have invented a novel solution to this global problem, which has the potential to affect millions of people living in rural areas around the world. Meet PortaVax, a portable vaccine carrier that can keep up to 250 vaccine doses cold for several days using insulation and dry ice.

The team at a launch in November 2019.

CU Sounding Rocket Lab: On a Mission to Space

March 18, 2021

What does it feel like to work on a project for months and have its success or failure determined in an instant? To move through rigorous, painstaking design and analysis and know it comes down to a single opportunity for success? To spend innumerable late nights...

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CU Hyperloop team "digs in" for a shot at victory

March 17, 2021

It started with close to 400. Now it’s down to 12. The CU Boulder Hyperloop team is one of only a dozen finalists for The Boring Company’s Not-A-Boring Competition, rubbing shoulders with the likes of MIT and ETH Zurich.

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Research explores how electric vehicle adoption may impact vulnerable communities

March 8, 2021

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder are exploring how widespread use of electric vehicles in the future may impact vulnerable communities.

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Head of crisis response and humanitarian aid at part of online seminar series

March 4, 2021

Alex Diaz, the head of crisis response and humanitarian aid at will speak to staff, students and faculty as part of a new seminar series in March.