PufferBot extends its shield as it approaches a bystander.

Pufferfish-inspired robot could improve drone safety

Oct. 22, 2020

PufferBot is the brainchild of graduate student Hooman Hedayati and his colleagues at the ATLAS Institute at CU Boulder.

Students working in the lab

College research portfolio tops $134 million as part of four-year upward trend

Oct. 7, 2020

CU Engineering experienced another record-breaking year for research funding in 2020, receiving $134 million overall and dwarfing the 2019 total of $108 million.


Air Quality Inquiry project extends from rural Colorado into Mongolia

Sept. 21, 2020

For three years, Air Quality Inquiry has been reaching K-12 students across rural Colorado. This year, Daniel Knight and his team extended the program across the globe to reach Public Lab Mongolia, a nonprofit whose mission is to make data available to the Mongolian public.

Artist's depiction of the twin Janus spacecraft. (Credit: Lockheed Martin)

Where no spacecraft has gone before: A close encounter with binary asteroids

Sept. 10, 2020

CU Boulder and Lockheed Martin will lead a new space mission to capture the first-ever closeup look at a mysterious class of solar system objects: binary asteroids. These bodies are pairs of asteroids that orbit around each other in space, much like the Earth and moon. In a project review...

Women walking in Africa with water barrels on their heads

New gift caps growth year for Mortenson Center in Global Engineering

Aug. 20, 2020

A gift of $2 million from the Mortenson family caps an impressive year of growth for the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering, including new federal and nonprofit funding totaling more than $11 million and significant research findings.

John Crimaldi watches as green laser light illuminates plumes in his lab's test flume.

Only the nose knows: New international network explores how odors lead to actions

Aug. 17, 2020

CU Boulder's John Crimaldi will lead a groundbreaking new international research network dubbed Odor2Action. The work is aimed at understanding how animals use information from odors in their environment to guide behavior, with far-ranging implications for our understanding of the human brain.

Zamore analyzes data from an experiment they designed that used virtual reality to study the vision of flying snakes

Scientist reflects on the joys and challenges of being a Black nature lover

Aug. 14, 2020

In May 2020, Christian Cooper, a Black bird watcher, was strolling through Central Park in New York City when he ran into a white woman walking her dog off-leash.

An electric car being charged

New Engineering Research Center aims to electrify transportation

Aug. 6, 2020

CU Boulder will play a major role in a new center focused on developing infrastructure and systems that facilitate the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.

Artist's rendition of quantum entanglement.

New $25-million center to advance quantum science and engineering

July 21, 2020

The National Science Foundation has announced that CU Boulder will receive a $25 million award to launch a new quantum science and engineering research center. The new center will be led by physicist Jun Ye and is a partnership with 11 other research organizations in the United States and abroad.

Terri D. Wright headshot wearing yellow blazer

Passion for student success and achievement fuels new assistant dean, Terri D. Wright

July 13, 2020

New assistant dean for access, inclusion and student programs, Dr. Terri D. Wright, joins CU Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science on July 20, 2020. Through her path from academia, to industry and into academic administration she had developed a depth of expertise that will inform and guide a holistic view of student achievement and support.