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Researchers to test Einstein's predictions of general relativity atop Rocky Mountains

Nov. 1, 2023

Imagine being able to measure tiny changes in the flow of time caused by Earth’s gravity with atomic clocks atop one of Colorado’s iconic peaks above 14,000 feet. That could soon be a reality thanks to a $1.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation that will advance geodesy through the use of quantum sensors, some of the most precise in the world.


CU Boulder’s AISES chapter sweeps First Nations Launch Moon Challenge 2023

Nov. 1, 2023

CU Boulder’s chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) participated in the 2023 First Nations Launch as the ‘CU Trailblazers’, winning first place in all their categories and a grand prize trip to the Kennedy Space Center.

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Colorado prisons vulnerable to natural disasters but may be ill-prepared

Oct. 26, 2023

Seventy-five percent of incarceration facilities in the state are vulnerable to wildfires, extreme heat, floods or landslides, and many are ill-equipped to handle them, new research suggests.

Corrie Detweiler, a professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, eyes some samples in the lab.

Ranked #14 among U.S. universities by National Academy of Inventors, CU leads in translating innovation into impact

Oct. 10, 2023

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has ranked the CU system 14th among the “Top 100” institutions nationwide for recent patent activity. That prominent position reflects the strength of CU-led discoveries and their potential to be translated into society-benefiting technologies with the support of CU’s robust entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Two underground robots in a cave.

CU Boulder offers new graduate program in robotics

Sept. 20, 2023

The University of Colorado Boulder has started a graduate engineering program in robotics to fill a growing need in an in-demand field. The CU Regents have approved new Master of Science and PhD degree options in robotics that will provide students a flexible education that merges hardware and software engineering,...

"Fiesta Musical" by Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian's National Zoo. Image used under the Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

National Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month 2023

Sept. 14, 2023

Each year, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, we observe National Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month by celebrating the cultures, contributions and honoring the histories of Hispanic and Latino Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Topological acoustics researchers investigate the science of sound using laser ultrasonic testing, among other approaches. (Credit: University of Arizona College of Engineering)

CU Boulder will help explore new frontiers of sound through $30M center

Sept. 8, 2023

The center, which comes with an additional $30 million option over the following five years, will bring together topological acoustics (TA) researchers who exploit the properties of sound in ways that could vastly improve this emerging field of engineering and physics. Applications could include reaching quantum-like computing speeds, reducing the power usage of smartphones, and sensing changes in aging infrastructure or the natural environment due to climate change. Massimo Ruzzene, vice chancellor for research and innovation and dean of the institutes at CU Boulder, is a co-principal investigator on the project.

Top photo caption: AJ Juenemann and Woah Nelly in the field with Nelly leaping for a frisbee at the UFO World Cup Frisbee Dog Series

Computer science student also international frisbee dog competitor

Sept. 7, 2023

Alexander "AJ" Juenemann (CS'25) and his canine companions, Trip and twice-rescued Woah Nelly, balance a life of freestyle disc dog competitions across the country with intensive cybersecurity education. Juenemann says the dogs help him keep motivated and his friends, family and sponsor help make it all possible.

The incoming fall 2021 class forms the letters CU on the Norlin Quad in this aerial shot

CU Engineering offers debt-free degrees for first-gen Colorado students

Aug. 14, 2023

Lattice Scholars aims to expand access to a CU Boulder engineering education to all first-generation Colorado students who are Pell-eligible and face financial or other barriers that might hinder a promising engineering career. Lattice scholarships will close the total cost-of-attendance gap for these students across four full years of study—an estimated value that could range up to $64,000 over the course of four years.

Bridge made out of concrete

$10M Department of Defense project for self-repairing concrete inspired by human vascular systems

Aug. 2, 2023

Associate Professor Mija Hubler and her team of researchers and partners are developing a technology that infuses concrete with self-repair capabilities found in living organisms. The project has landed a $10 million Department of Defense grant.