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2018 CU Climate & Health Research Summit features public talk, marks progress and collaboration

Sept. 25, 2018

Globally and locally, critical issues like the spread of disease, water scarcity and nutrition are intimately related to the changing climate, making it essential for researchers studying human health to be fully engaged in inquiries and policy deliberations related to climate impacts. With CU Boulder's Grand Challenge Initiative acting as...

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MD5 Hacking for Defense Capstone Pitches: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

April 30, 2018

Help celebrate the final night of MD5's Hacking for Defense course. Hear the teams pitch solutions real national security issues and dive in deeper to the topics in the break-out sessions.

Climate Change & Health Symposium

Climate Change & Health Symposium spotlights CU opportunity to collaborate on emerging global issue

March 13, 2018

Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz and the University of Colorado Boulder led a Climate Change and Health Symposium on the Anschutz Medical Campus on March 12 to explore the imminent challenges and opportunities arising from the nexus of these two interdependent arenas.

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Daily Camera: CU Boulder 'Grand Challenge' puts space weather research front and center

Sept. 20, 2017

The Great American Eclipse has come and gone, but the fiery star of that show remains a crucial target of scientists' continuing investigations, and is a central player in studies to be fueled by the newly announced Grand Challenge winners at the University of Colorado.

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Grand Challenge expands portfolio with three new projects

Sept. 19, 2017

The cross-campus Grand Challenge initiative this week announced the selection of three new additions to the Grand Challenge portfolio starting this fall. The call for proposals, which was announced in June, funded one large research initiative at approximately $1 million per year and two smaller projects at $250,000 per year, each for at least three years.

The SuperSwift fixed-wing drone, which is being used this summer in soil moisture mapping work being done in Yuma, as it is roof-launched for validation testing from the top of a University of Colorado vehicle.

Daily Camera: CU Boulder researchers lead team using drone technology to map soil moisture

July 30, 2017

Project Drought, as it's known, is one of five different research initiatives under CU's Integrated Remote and In Situ Sensing project, under the direction of Professor Brian Argrow at CU's Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences department.

Earth Lab joins CIRES

Earth Lab joins CIRES

July 3, 2017

Starting July 1, on its second anniversary, CU Boulder's Earth Lab will become part of CIRES, a longstanding leader in Earth system research. Earth Lab scientists and staff are tackling a critical challenge in Earth science research: dealing with increasingly enormous environmental datasets.

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Grand Challenge: New interdisciplinary center explores the beginnings - of everything

March 13, 2017

How do you study a historical event? “You can’t bring a giant meteorite hitting the Earth millions of years ago into a lab,” says Carol Cleland, professor of philosophy and co-investigator at CU Boulder’s Center for Astrobiology.

California wildfires

Humans have dramatically increased extent, duration of wildfire season

Feb. 27, 2017

Humans have dramatically increased the spatial and seasonal extent of wildfires across the U.S. in recent decades and ignited more than 840,000 blazes in the spring, fall and winter seasons over a 21-year period, according to new University of Colorado Boulder-led research.

Cloud computing

CU Boulder explores the power of cloud computing for research partnerships

Jan. 11, 2017

Amazon Web Services. Google. IBM. Microsoft. These are just a few of the major tech movers and shakers partnering with researchers and "Big Data" providers—recently, the Department of Commerce—to invest in a new way of supporting a data-enabled economy: cloud computing.