Rendering of what the canopy will look like when construction is finished.

CU Boulder team takes top engineering prize in 2023 Solar Decathlon with community housing project

April 24, 2023

An affordable, net-zero energy home designed by CU Boulder students was honored Sunday as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2023 Solar Decathlon Build Challenge. The team took first place in the durability and resilience category and third place in the engineering category on the project, which will build a low-carbon footprint home out of sustainable materials in Boulder this summer.

An "artificial muscle" made, in part, from material designed for biodegradable grocery bags. (Credit: Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems)

Grad student helps design ‘artificial muscles’ you can toss in the compost bin

April 20, 2023

Think Baymax, the pillowy robot from the film Big Hero 6, mixed with a biodegradable grocery bag.

A man working in a research lab

New materials research at CU Boulder will help develop high-efficiency solar cells

April 19, 2023

Researchers in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering Program have published new findings in Joule that could lead to the development of better hybrid lead halide perovskites – a class of materials proposed for use as low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells.

Aniya Khalili

Faces of Engaged Scholarship: Aniya Khalili

April 14, 2023

PhD student Aniya Khalili discusses completing her PhD in mechanical engineering with a focus on indoor air quality and personal exposure.

CU Boulder campus seen from the air

5 startups poised to make pitches a reality, thanks to annual New Venture Challenge

April 14, 2023

Teams from engineering were honored at the 16th annual New Venture Challenge (NVC) finals on April 12.

Honey bee working on honey comb

Computer science PhD student leads research into secrets of honeycomb formation

April 12, 2023

Researchers in the Department of Computer Science and BioFrontiers Institute are studying honeycomb formation in bees with the hope of one day recreating the same intricate and impressive hexagonal structures for other uses.

A river with snow seen from the air

As rising temperatures affect Alaskan rivers, effects ripple through Indigenous communities

April 11, 2023

Results published in February show how rivers can serve as a measurable quantity for understanding the cumulative impacts of climate change in Arctic regions.

Robot with flowers on head

Faculty set to host seminar on education, research practices, and ethics of ChatGPT

March 30, 2023

This session will provide a chance to hear from and have conversations with leading experts on the technical areas underlying ChatGPT and other generative AI, the uses of generative AI in university and K-12 education, and the ethical and societal issues associated with generative AI tools.

Charles Bolden with bioastronautics students

Former astronaut and NASA administrator offers advice, perspective to Boulder aerospace students

March 29, 2023

Former NASA administrator and astronaut Charles Bolden addressed University of Colorado Boulder students in a special seminar on the past and future of spaceflight and space exploration last week. Bolden served as the leader of NASA from 2009-2017 and flew on four space shuttle missions in the 1980s and 1990s...

Students sitting in class

Graduate Student Appreciation Week on campus set for April 3–7

March 28, 2023

Graduate Student Appreciation Week offers a variety of free events, workshops and services to CU Boulder graduate students.

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