sick stick in lab

New COVID-19 test returns results in 45 minutes, without nasal swab

July 27, 2020

Darwin Biosciences, CU Boulder spinoff and creator of the Sick Stick, have developed a rapid, portable, saliva-based COVID-19 test able to return results in 45 minutes. Such a test might eventually be deployable in community settings like schools and factories, and efforts are underway to conduct further validation tests and seek regulatory approval.

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CU Boulder receives $25M to study science’s ‘grand challenges’ from National Science Foundation

July 27, 2020

Cindy Regal, an investigator at the new center, JILA fellow and CU Boulder professor, described part of the center’s mission as creating a “quantum-ready workforce." “Students at CU can play a leading role in the startup ecosystem that is going to surround quantum in the coming years,” Regal said.

sko together challenge

Sko Together Challenge: Build a connected campus you’re proud of

July 17, 2020

Over a rapid, 10-week period, the Sko Together Challenge that invites CU Boulder undergraduate students to imagine ways they can have a connected campus community experience no matter how we are living, learning and working through the pandemic.

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Founder of a New Personal Stylist App Describes His Journey Through Fashion and Entrepreneurship

July 16, 2020

What started as a senior-year capstone project at CU Boulder has now turned into a full-fledged fashion-focused app that founder Rohan Baishya and his small but motivated team have worked tirelessly on to launch by the end of the summer.

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Idea Forge machine shop coordinator puts his sewing skills to the test

July 9, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, Greg Potts, Idea Forge machine shop coordinator, joined many others in pursuing a new hobby: mask-making. He has made over 250 masks and plans to sew at least 100 more.

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Silicon Flatirons, Startup Colorado to Launch Policy Academy for Rural Entrepreneurs

July 9, 2020

A collaborative group comprising CU Law's Silicon Flatirons Center, Startup Colorado, and the Telluride Foundation recently received an $85,000 grant to enable the development and execution of a three-day entrepreneurial policy academy.

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Enabling the ways we work

July 8, 2020

CU Engineering alum Fletcher Richman's (ElCompEngr’14) startup success grew from a passion for productivity tools. His company, Halp, was recently acquired by Atlassian.

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CU Boulder spinoff New Iridium accelerating global production of potential COVID-19 treatment using light-driven chemistry

July 8, 2020

New Iridium, a company developing commercialized photocatalysis technologies to accelerate drug development and manufacturing, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant for $256,000 to conduct research and development work on facilitating timely availability of Remdesivir, a potential life-saving drug in the global fight against COVID-19.

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New online graduate degree to prepare professionals for outdoor recreation economy

June 23, 2020

The Masters of Science in Outdoor Recreation Economy (MORE) will be the nation's only exclusively online, interdisciplinary outdoor recreation economy graduate degree program. It will focus on three core thematic areas: the outdoor recreation industry sector, public lands policy and resilient communities.

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New master’s degree in teacher leadership aims to address Colorado’s rural teacher shortage

June 23, 2020

The School of Education developed the program with input from partner educators in rural Colorado, promising to support teachers who are looking for an affordable and accessible pathway to develop new skills and competencies.