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.

Orit Peleg in a beekeeping suit, holding a section of beehive

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.

A cell tower on a sunny day.

CU Boulder lands $750k research grant for 5G communications security

Oct. 24, 2022

Keith Gremban, aerospace research professor at CU Boulder Keith Gremban is leading a unique military-oriented research project to enable secure use of 5G networks that may be controlled by an adversary. Gremban, an aerospace research professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, has secured a $749,000 phase one grant from...

Scott Diddams, left, and Greg Rieker in the lab

QEI Collaboration Lab opening to foster high-impact research in quantum engineering

Oct. 10, 2022

Researchers from CU Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be better able to coordinate their efforts with the opening of the Quantum Engineering Initiative (QEI) Collaboration Lab on Sept. 26.

Kaitlin Mccreery in the lab.

Advancing regenerative medicine as a CU Boulder biomedical engineer

Sept. 7, 2022

Kaitlin Mccreery (MechEngr MS’20, BioEngr PhD’22) is pushing the frontiers of human cartilage research as a biomedical engineering PhD graduate from the University of Colorado Boulder. Mccreery is one of the first students to earn a PhD from the program, which began at CU Boulder in 2020 to bridge the...