Rat cardiac fibroblasts—which happen to be in the shape of a heart—grown on hydrogels mimicking cardiac tissue and treated with human serum

Mimicking the heart's microenvironment

Sept. 11, 2019

CU Boulder engineers and faculty from the Consortium for Fibrosis Research & Translation (CFReT) at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus have teamed up to develop biomaterial-based “mimics” of heart tissues to measure patients’ responses to an aortic valve replacement procedure, offering new insight into the ways that cardiac tissue re-shapes itself post-surgery.

Subekshya Bidari

PhD candidate Subekshya Bidari earns $20,000 fellowship

Sept. 10, 2019

Her research examines how honeybee swarms interact through communication mechanisms such as “waggle dancing” and other types of signaling to make decisions that maximize their foraging yield.

The CU Boulder campus as seen from above

CU Hosts Rocky Mountain Fluid Mechanics Research Symposium

Sept. 10, 2019

The fifth annual Rocky Mountain Fluid Mechanics Research Symposium was held on July 29 at CU Boulder.

The CU Boulder campus and Flatiron Mountains.

Aspiring aerospace business leaders: Propel your career with new certificate

Sept. 3, 2019

Do you want to be a business leader in aerospace? The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and the Engineering Management Program at the University of Colorado Boulder have teamed up to offer a unique graduate certificate: Engineering Management in the Aerospace Industry. “We’ve developed this certificate for...

Dean Bobby Braun at computer

First 40 Western Colorado University students enroll in CU Engineering partnership program

Aug. 29, 2019

The highly qualified class includes 28 mechanical engineering students and 15 computer science students, with two-thirds of students hailing from Colorado.

The galaxy as seen from space

In push to deep space, human-robot teaming will be key

Aug. 29, 2019

If humans are going to travel further into space – to places like Mars and beyond – the robotic systems involved will have to become more autonomous, shedding costly teams of handlers on Earth and relying more on the astronauts for missions lasting six or more years.

Rafael Piestun and his students standing in a lab with a laser

Technique detailed in Nature Photonics enables real-time imaging towards use in medical field

Aug. 28, 2019

A new paper in Nature Photonics from researchers at CU Boulder details impressive improvements in the ability to control the propagation and interaction of light in complex media such as tissue – an area with many potential applications in the medical field.

Kathy Vega of ShineOn talks to attendees

Catalyze CU Demo Day 2019 showcases startups

Aug. 27, 2019

Twelve weeks ago, six student teams joined the Catalyze CU startup accelerator with innovative concepts and a hunch that their ideas might be marketable. This week, they were proven correct, as all emerged from the program with viable prototypes, waiting customers and vastly improved knowledge of how to successfully launch a startup from scratch.

Florencia Cabral

Online and on campus: Post-baccalaureate student finds community in online degree

Aug. 22, 2019

Florencia Cabral, a student in the online post-baccalaureate in computer science who has been pursuing her degree from Montevideo, Uruguay, decided to take advantage of an opportunity to spend her summer researching recommender systems with Robin Burke from the Department of Information Science.

Physics major Francesco Vassalli and environmental science major Jenna Engleken listen as lecturer Kane Turner talks during a discussion of “The Republic” by Plato (photo by the Daily Camera)

CU Boulder humanities program for engineers celebrates 30 years

Aug. 20, 2019

The Herbst Program of Humanities in Engineering is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and is changing its name to the Herbst Program for Engineering, Ethics and Society to more accurately describe what it does.

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