How to predict the future: Interdisciplinary statistical analysis at LISA

Feb. 9, 2017

In the data analytics world, anything is possible with the advent of “Big Data.” In the business world, the prediction and evaluation of patterns and trends from assessing existing data leads to better decisions and targeted practices that directly impact a company’s bottom line. In the research world, predictions and...


CU Boulder team to track methane leaks using lasers

Jan. 27, 2017

Principal investigator Greg Rieker, center, in blue, discusses discusses the project with team members while atop their mobile laboratory in rural Colorado. A team of researchers led by the University of Colorado Boulder has secured a $1.3 million grant from the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy to take...


Two aerospace students make '20 Twenties' to watch

Jan. 27, 2017

Aerospace undergraduates Matthew Hurst (senior) and Christine Reilly (junior) are being recognized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics ' Aviation Week Network's 2017 awards program "Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders: The 20 Twenties." The annual honor recognizes top science, technology, engineering and math undergraduate and graduate students. This marks the...

Alan Townsend

Townsend returns to CU Boulder, joins Research & Innovation Office

Jan. 25, 2017

Alan Townsend returns to the University of Colorado Boulder as the associate vice chancellor for research and professor of environmental studies after serving as dean of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and professor of ecosystem ecology. Townsend will report to Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation Terri Fiez...


White House, SpaceX Veteran Phil Larson Joining CU Boulder

Jan. 25, 2017

The University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Bobby Braun is announcing the appointment of Phil Larson as assistant dean for communications, strategy, and planning, where he will lead strategic relations for the college. Larson – who was senior advisor for space and innovation at the...


Weiser to lead Innovation and Entrepreneurship initiative

Jan. 19, 2017

Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation (RIO) Terri Fiez named Phil Weiser as faculty director of the University of Colorado Boulder Innovation and Entrepreneurship initiative , effective Jan. 3. Weiser most recently served as dean of the Law School from 2011 to 2016. "Phil is regarded across the community and...


Engineering professor earns prestigious presidential honor

Jan. 17, 2017

Franck Vernerey (Photo: Casey A. Cass / University of Colorado Boulder) University of Colorado Boulder associate professor Franck Vernerey has been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest U.S. government honor awarded to promising scientists and researchers beginning their careers. In a statement, President Barack...


New CU Boulder-Ball Aerospace agreement to support research collaborations, talent pipeline

Jan. 17, 2017

Boulder and Ball Aerospace sign master research agreement Bolstering its 60-year collaboration with Ball Aerospace, the University of Colorado Boulder today announced a new Master University Research Agreement between the two organizations. The agreement will facilitate and streamline opportunities for students and faculty to work with Ball to carry out...

Jens Schmidt

Researcher receives prize for work on telomerase, a key driver of cancer

Jan. 12, 2017

Jens Schmidt, of the BioFrontiers Institute, is the first Coloradan to receive the Damon Runyon-Dale Frey Breakthrough Award for cancer research. If an anti-aging regimen that involves telomeres—part of the human chromosome—sounds too good to be true, it probably is, says Jens Schmidt, a postdoctoral fellow in the Cech Lab...


CU Boulder opens door to companies through concierge service

Jan. 11, 2017

Over 800 companies have connected to CU Boulder through its Office of Industry Collaboration (OIC). Businesses often utilize CU Boulder resources and expertise to meet their research, workforce, or other business objectives. At times, navigating the vast university ecosystem to find the right resource proves challenging. “The Office of Industry...