Justin Pedersen, SPUR summer research program participant

Undergrad works on small satellites through paid summer research program

Jan. 26, 2023

Justin Pedersen, a senior majoring in aerospace engineering, participated in the program in the summer of 2022 through Professor Penny Axelrad’s group. He researched timing systems for small satellites through the program, a topic that is of interest to the private sector, and military and scientific groups working with satellites.


New grasshopper-like material can leap 200 times its own thickness

Jan. 19, 2023

Engineers at CU Boulder have designed a new, rubber-like film that can leap high into the air like a grasshopper—all on its own and without needing outside intervention.

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Not-so-private eyes: Eye movements hold clues to how we make decisions

Dec. 13, 2022

The new findings offer researchers a rare opportunity in neuroscience: the chance to observe the inner workings of the human brain from the outside. Doctors could also potentially use the results to, one day, screen their patients for illnesses like depression or Parkinson’s Disease.

owerful green laser helps visualize the aerosol plumes from a toilet when it’s being flushed.

CU scientists shine a light on what comes up when you flush

Dec. 8, 2022

Using bright green lasers and camera equipment, a team of CU Boulder engineers ran an experiment to reveal how tiny water droplets, invisible to the naked eye, are rapidly ejected into the air when a lid-less, public restroom toilet is flushed.

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Emma Andreasen: The road to Outstanding Undergraduate

Dec. 2, 2022

While growing up in a small rural town, Emma Andreasen wasn’t exposed to computing. Today she's a teaching assistant for an Intro to Engineering Computing course and recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Undergraduate of the College Award.


Shakespeare and theater themed engineering class gives students interdisciplinary experience

Dec. 1, 2022

The final Entrepreneurial Product Development fall semester project focuses on products that could be used for a children’s Shakespeare theater production.

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Robert Davis and Leysia Palen named distinguished professors

Nov. 19, 2022

The University of Colorado has announced seven newly designated distinguished professors—the highest honor bestowed upon faculty across the system's four campuses.

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PhD student Skyler Kern optimizes computational models to better understand the marine ecosystem

Nov. 17, 2022

Skyler Kern, a PhD student in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering, spent a lot of his childhood fishing on the rivers and inlets around Anchorage, Alaska. In fact, Kern’s first word as a child was “boat.” “My family and I were in our car pulling up to...

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Cross-campus open house will feature interdisciplinary climate change research, kick off U.N. Summit events

Nov. 1, 2022

The College of Engineering and Applied Science, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Leeds School of Business are teaming up to highlight CU Boulder-led research to address climate change from 3-5 p.m. on Nov. 30 in the Olson Atrium of the Rustandy Building.

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How many bees can you fit in an X-ray machine? That's not a joke

Oct. 27, 2022

Researchers at CU Boulder have, for the first time, used X-ray computed tomography (also known as a CT scan) to peer inside swarms of honeybees.