The aftermath of July 2021 floods in Poudre Canyon, west of Fort Collins.

How fire today will impact water tomorrow

July 29, 2021

In 2020, Colorado battled the four largest wildfires in its history, leaving residents anxious for another intense wildfire season this year. But last week, fires weren’t the issue—it was their aftermath. When heavy rains fell over the burn scar from the 2020 Cameron Peak fire, they triggered flash flooding and...

Amy Javernick-Will

Gender disparities in engineering are a problem, CU Boulder researchers offer a solution

July 20, 2021

A new paper published by University of Colorado researchers found that female engineers are more likely to ask questions to gain more information, and they’re likely to ask those questions of other women. While not surprising, the findings reflect a disadvantage for women when it comes to professional growth in...

Shelly Miller

To prevent next pandemic, scientists say we must regulate air like food and water

May 13, 2021

Humans in the 21st century spend most of their time indoors, but the air we breathe inside buildings is not regulated to the same degree as the food we eat and the water we drink. A group of 39 researchers from 14 countries, including two from CU Boulder, say that...

Mark Hernandez

Hernandez featured in Washington Post COVID story

May 4, 2021

How one restaurant’s experiment may help diners breathe safely. Sierra Mar, a resort restaurant in Big Sur, Calif., has added new technology to reduce possible transmission of coronavirus and other of airborne pathogens

Farm pivot irrigation

Research on soil moisture aims to improve irrigation models

March 17, 2021

Irrigated agriculture is the planet's largest consumer of freshwater and ultimately produces more than 40% of food worldwide. Yet the exact amounts of water actually being used in irrigation remains largely unknown. Answering that question would provide insight into the global water balance – the flow of water in and...

Mark Hernandez

CU Boulder researchers help clear the air in Denver Public Schools

Jan. 21, 2021

Since the summer, Professor Mark Hernandez and his team have been working in the Denver district’s classrooms to install a new generation of high-efficiency air filters.

The World Bank estimates that nearly a billion people across the globe lack access to an all-season road within two kilometers of their home – potentially limiting their access to health care, schools and markets. It’s a problem the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering is working to better quantify and solve with Bridges to Prosperity and other collaborators.

Mortenson Center leading work to study trail bridge use in rural Rwanda

Dec. 18, 2020

The World Bank estimates that nearly a billion people across the globe lack access to an all-season road within two kilometers of their home – potentially limiting their access to health care, schools and markets. It’s a problem the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering is working to better quantify and solve with Bridges to Prosperity and other collaborators.

Shelly Miller

Keeping indoor air clean can reduce the chance of spreading coronavirus

Nov. 23, 2020

Professor Shelly Miller's recommendations for staying safer in your home in an article published in The Conversation

Karl Linden

Linden to receive prestigious 2020 Clarke Prize

Nov. 2, 2020

The National Water Research Institute (NWRI) and the Joan Irvine Smith and Athalie R. Clarke Foundation will present the 2020 Clarke Prize to Professor Karl Linden on Nov. 10. NWRI administers the prestigious $50,000 prize.

Cresten Mansfeldt

Sewage testing shows a country flush with coronavirus cases

Oct. 28, 2020

Environmental Engineering Professor Cresten Mansfeldt research highlighted in a CNN article about wastewater testing for evidence of COVID-19.

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