Creators of the Qualify app from left to right Jack Elder, Sean Chenoweth and Keenan Olsen on the CU Boulder Campus last week. (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)

Daily Camera: Student-led Qualify wins Boulder's Esprit Challenge

Oct. 26, 2016

Qualify, a Boulder startup, won the $10,000 Esprit Challenge prize for its college dating application. The challenge, sponsored by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce, is an annual contest of Boulder entrepreneurs that started with 14 contestants who are whittled own to three finalists by the Tuesday night competition. October 26,...

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No. 2 in geosciences in global rankings

Oct. 25, 2016

For the third year in a row, the CU Boulder has been ranked No. 2 in geosciences among the world’s universities, according to U.S. News & World Report, which today released its third annual global standings for 2017. “We are pleased to be recognized as global leaders in the field...


Annual research report highlights Grand Challenge and other inspiring work

Oct. 21, 2016

The Research & Innovation Office, previously the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, creates impact by cultivating and supporting collaboration, transformation and leadership across CU Boulder. The recently released annual research report includes an array of research highlights from fiscal 2015-16. Among the highlights is CU Boulder's Grand Challenge:...


Mallinda awarded $750K grant for reusable carbon-fiber composite

Oct. 12, 2016

What’s one way to cut a car’s weight by 50 percent and improve fuel efficiency by up to 40 percent? Make it out of carbon fiber instead of steel. What if everyone had access to such a vehicle? Chris Kaffer, co-founder and CEO of Denver startup Mallinda , believes his...


Turning brewery wastewater into battery power

Oct. 7, 2016

CU Boulder engineers have developed an innovative bio-manufacturing process that uses a biological organism cultivated in brewery wastewater to create the carbon-based materials needed to make energy storage cells. This unique pairing of breweries and batteries could set up a win-win opportunity by reducing expensive wastewater treatment costs for beer...

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Daily Camera: Boulder company developing self-driving vehicles for factories

Oct. 3, 2016

Mechanical Engineer Danny Sekich works on making custom parts on a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine at Canvas Technology in Boulder on Monday. Paul (Paul Aiken / Courtesy Photo) A Boulder business, built on research from the University of Colorado, is developing technology to put self-driving vehicles not on America's...

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BioServe Space Technologies: CU Boulder's presence on the International Space Station

Sept. 28, 2016

International Space Station If you gaze at the night sky from Earth in just the right place, you will see the International Space Station (ISS), a bright speck of light hurtling through space at 5 miles per second as it orbits 220 miles above the planet. And if you were...

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$24 million NSF grant to establish imaging science center at CU Boulder

Sept. 26, 2016

Physics professors Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn of the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) pose next to one of the laser apparatuses in their lab at the University of Colorado Boulder campus. The Kapteyn-Murnane group at JILA study optical and X-ray science using new tabletop light sources. They develop...

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New partnership with DigitalGlobe advances research innovation locally, worldwide

Sept. 19, 2016

CU Boulder and DigitalGlobe Inc. this week announced a partnership to provide access to DigitalGlobe’s industry-leading high-resolution satellite imagery, data and analytics tools to the university’s Earth Lab initiative in order to advance earth and space science research. DigitalGlobe operates the most sophisticated commercial imaging satellite constellation in orbit, which...

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CU seeks city support on development of new hotel-conference center in heart of Boulder

Sept. 1, 2016

New venue would give CU, city world-class facility for academic, research conferences and meetings The city manager and staff will ask the Boulder City Council next week to consider a collaborative plan with the university to develop a new hotel and conference center in the heart of the city. The...