Graphic showing how a time lens can distinguish between two photons arriving at a detector close together. (Credit: Optica)

New quantum 'stopwatch' can improve imaging technologies

Aug. 30, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder have designed one of the most precise stopwatches yet—not for timing Olympic sprinters and swimmers but for counting single photons, or the tiny packets of energy that make up light. Bowen Li, lead author of the new study, said that the research focuses on a widely-applied technology called time-correlated single photon counting (TCSPC).

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Alumni Spotlight: Mark Leonard - Modscholar

Aug. 26, 2021

Meet Mark Leonard, a CU Boulder alumnus and co-founder of Modscholar. Modscholar is a scholarly communications platform that combines research institutions into a centralized network to make scholars’ lives more productive, connected, and allow for easy access to all scholarly research.

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Community Ownership and Values-Driven Investments: Local Leaders Envision a Better Boulder Economy

Aug. 20, 2021

CU Boulder professor Nathan Schneider, B Corp investment advisor Brian Lichtenheld and tech entrepreneur Quinn Antus recently led a community discussion as part of the Boulder Forum on Economy, Climate and Community. The third event in the six-part series focused on distributive and regenerative economy. The panelists presented their thoughts on how Boulder, and cities like it, can build a more just, equal and sustainable economy.

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Alumni Spotlight: Dustin Ramsay - Sarus Lifting

Aug. 12, 2021

Meet Dustin Ramsay, a recent CU Boulder alumni, and co-founder of Sarus Lifting! Sarus Lifting creates lift planning tools for construction companies and heavy lifting contractors.

Senior research scientist Janelle Shane in lab

Venture Partners featured in Daily Camera: When a big idea needs time, grant programs step in

Aug. 9, 2021

SBIR and STTR grants are highly competitive programs that encourage research by small U.S. businesses with the aim of putting innovative, profitable products on the market. The STTR program also requires small businesses to collaborate with nonprofit research institutions such as CU Boulder.


Digging for innovation: University of Colorado Boulder team to compete in international tunnel boring contest

Aug. 9, 2021

The CU Hyperloop team is one of 12 groups in the world competing to build a machine that will chew through nearly 100 feet of earth to create a tunnel as fast as possible.

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Economic Development Corporation, CU Leeds School of Business host ‘StartUp to ScaleUp’ workshop

July 21, 2021

Logan County Economic Development Corporation and Leeds School of Business at The University of Colorado Boulder hosted a business workshop called “Demystifying Entrepreneurship – StartUp to ScaleUp” this past weekend on July 16-17. Back for the third of five years and taught by award-winning faculty members at CU’s Leeds School of Business, Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, Erick Mueller and Hunter Albright, this year’s program was geared towards individuals wanting to shift out of the startup phase and into “what’s next”.

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Origami comes to life with new shape-changing materials

July 20, 2021

A team of designers and engineers at CU Boulder’s ATLAS Institute is drawing from new advancements in the field of soft robotics to develop shape-changing objects that are paper-thin, fast-moving and almost completely silent. The researchers’ early creations, which they’ve dubbed “Electriflow,” include origami cranes that can bend their necks, flower petals that wiggle with the touch of a button and, yes, fluttering insects.

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New programs, partnerships define Center for Teaching & Learning’s inaugural year

July 20, 2021

The CU Boulder Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL), established in May 2020, continues to support faculty, instructors and graduate students across campus through classroom-focused programming. In its initial year, the CTL supported over 3400 educators through more than 250 events and trainings during the last academic year.

Reiland Rabaka

Buff Innovator Insights podcast season 2 kicks off July 15

July 15, 2021

Season 2 of Buff Innovator Insights, a podcast from the Research & Innovation Office (RIO), launches on Thursday, July 15, with an episode featuring Dr. Reiland Rabaka, the inaugural director of the newly established Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS).