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Cross-campus open house will feature interdisciplinary climate change research

Nov. 8, 2022

The College of Engineering and Applied Science, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Leeds School of Business are teaming up to highlight CU Boulder-led research to address climate change from 3-5 p.m. on Nov. 30 in the Olson Atrium of the Rustandy Building.

Emily Bedell

Video: Testing for E. coli in real time in Boulder

Sept. 13, 2022

A new water quality sensor developed by engineers at CU Boulder can quickly, cheaply and accurately monitor for the presence of E. coli bacteria in water supplies, an issue that may affect more people in the U.S. and around the world in the future.

Emily Bedell(PhDEnvEngr’22) is the lead author on the paper from the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering describing a new sensor for E. coli risk detection.

Researchers develop highly accurate sensor for E. coli risk detection

Aug. 12, 2022

Researchers at CU Boulder have developed and validated a new sensor for E. coli risk detection that features an impressive 83% accuracy rate when detecting contamination in surface waters.

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Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit panels, panelists announced

July 18, 2022

These are the panelists who have confirmed their participation in the inaugural Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit to be based on the University of Colorado Boulder campus December 1-4, 2022.

Shideh Dashti

Video: Dashti on pioneering the resilient infrastructure of the future

June 27, 2022

Shideh Dashti is an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at CU Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science. Her research is focused on geotechnical engineering, centrifuge modeling, and designing resilient infrastructure in the wake of earthquakes and climate-related natural disasters. She served as the director of Resilient Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity Interdisciplinary Research Theme from 2020 to 2022.

Wil Srubar

Cities of the future may be built with algae-grown limestone

June 23, 2022

Global cement production accounts for 7% of annual greenhouse gas emissions in large part through the burning of quarried limestone. Now, a CU Boulder-led research team has figured out a way to make cement production carbon neutral—and even carbon negative—by pulling carbon dioxide out of the air with the help of microalgae.

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Sustainable WASH Systems learning partnership publishes end-of-project report

June 6, 2022

The Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership led by CU Boulder has published an end-of-cycle report detailing work completed through the $15 million project with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Ilham Siddiq

Civil engineering student, a tsunami survivor, awarded fellowship to study disaster recovery

May 3, 2022

Ilham Siddiq survived the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami and is now using his firsthand disaster knowledge to evaluate the effectiveness of recovery policies.

Abbie Liel

Researchers to explore link between women’s perspectives and resilient housing design

April 26, 2022

Engineers have studied disaster resilience in housing for decades – exploring and creating better solutions to keep people safe and in place after events like earthquakes with minimal disruption to their daily lives. New research from CU Boulder aims to take that work further by better incorporating the perspectives and attitudes of those living in impacted homes in that development process.

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CU Boulder, Deloitte launch Climate Innovation Collaboratory to accelerate action on climate crisis

April 19, 2022

Deloitte and the University of Colorado Boulder on Tuesday launched a new Climate Innovation Collaboratory to translate cutting-edge climate research and data into meaningful climate solutions for federal, state and local government agencies and communities.