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RISE Interdisciplinary Research Theme (IRT) announces Summer Seed Grants

Feb. 13, 2023

Applications for the 2023 Summer Resilient Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity Interdisciplinary Research Theme Seed Grant Program are now being accepted.

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Compromised oil and gas wells pose risks to groundwater in Weld County

Jan. 24, 2023

When gas leaks into and contaminates a household water well near an oil and gas drilling site, there is always a question of where it came from. Is it from a failure in the drilling or was the gas migrating naturally?

Shelly Miller

Miller honored by CU Engineering for air quality research

Jan. 20, 2023

Shelly Miller has received the 2022 Faculty Research Award from the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Miller in Vox: The gas stove regulation uproar, explained

Jan. 11, 2023

Professor Shelly Miller is quoted in Vox on gas stove regulation.

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Baker on North Carolina power outage and questions about grid vulnerability

Dec. 16, 2022

Kyri Baker, an assistant professor of engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, said she's not surprised people are starting to understand the vulnerability of the nation's power infrastructure, most of which she said was built above ground to maximize efficiency and accessibility.

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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.

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.