Wil Srubar working in the lab with a student.

Conversation: New research is finding ways to turn cells into mini-factories for materials

March 24, 2020

If humanity had a blank landscape, how would people build things? Assistant Professor Wil Srubar explains the benefits and potential of engineered living materials in The Conversation.

Water collection in Turkana, Kenya

MacArthur Foundation honors drought emergency strategy

Feb. 19, 2020

A CU Boulder and Millennium Water Alliance-led program committed to ending humanitarian drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa has been named one of the Top 100 in the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation 100&Change competition, and remains in the running for the competition’s award of a single $100 million grant.

Wil Srubar with a student in the Living Materials Lab

New York Times: Scientists Create Living Concrete

Jan. 15, 2020

"An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, has created a rather different kind of concrete — one that is alive and can even reproduce."

Pao receiving her award

Pao honored as Nyquist Lecturer at Dynamic Systems and Control Conference

Dec. 12, 2019

Professor Lucy Pao was recently honored as the Nyquist Lecturer at the 2019 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, which is hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Portrait of Claire Montelionie

Monteleoni: How artificial intelligence can tackle climate change

Nov. 14, 2019

Climate change is the biggest challenge facing the planet. It will need every solution possible, including technology like artificial intelligence (AI).

Water being poured into a bucket in Africa.

Groundwater can prevent drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa. Here’s how

Nov. 7, 2019

Millions of people living in the arid regions of the Horn of Africa lack safe, reliable and affordable water throughout the year.

A desalinization plant near the ocean

Salt solution: Researcher sets out to make desalination more efficient

Nov. 1, 2019

University of Colorado Boulder postdoctoral researcher Omkar Supekar of mechanical engineering is working on a technique that could make desalination facilities more efficient by changing the way they detect chemicals that clog up their filters.

A resident taking a water quality sample

Partnership puts valuable water quality information from Western Slope online

Oct. 31, 2019

Results from a new voluntary survey of private drinking water quality on the Western Slope through a partnership between CU Boulder, Delta County and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are available online now.

Evan Thomas in the field giving a presentation

Improving drought resilience in East Africa with sensors, satellites and machine learning

Oct. 30, 2019

The University of Colorado Boulder is combining satellite data, smart sensors and machine learning to help reduce drought emergencies in east Africa.

CU Boulder Aerospace Building exterior

Panel: What Remote Sensing Can Tell us About Climate Change Now and In the Future

Oct. 11, 2019

An open discussion in the new Aerospace Building with research leaders from across the university about the modern tools that are helping us understand and combat climate change. Panelists will discuss their work in the field through real world applications of the current technology and consider how the students on campus today address this issue in the future.

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