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Air Quality Inquiry teaches K-12 students to ask and answer their own questions with science and engineering

April 4, 2019

When high school students from rural Colorado research air quality as it relates to the things that interest them most, the result is enthusiastic students and one-of-a-kind projects. CU Boulder’s Air Quality Inquiry project, supported by a CU Boulder Outreach Award, pairs students with undergraduate mentors.

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Video: "Morphing" turbine could lower the cost of wind energy

March 19, 2019

New research and testing at the National Renewable Energy Lab outside of Boulder, with the help of CU Engineering, could transform the way wind turbines are created and used around the world - reducing costs along the way.

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Study reveals health risks in low-income homes

March 4, 2019

People living in drafty homes in low-income, urban communities are at higher risk of respiratory issues.

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Your home is a hidden source of air pollution

March 4, 2019

Cooking, cleaning and other routine household activities generate significant levels of volatile and particulate chemicals inside the average home, leading to indoor air quality levels on par with a polluted major city, CU Boulder researchers have found.

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New class is writing the book on emerging building and power grid interactions

Feb. 26, 2019

Assistant Professor Kyri Baker developed and teaches the new Grid Connected Systems class, a new course on buildings and power grids that is so unique, there isn’t even a textbook for it yet.

California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta

Thomas quoted in Forbes story on IBM blockchain, sensor project

Feb. 11, 2019

IBM Research is partnering with The Freshwater Trust (TFT), a nonprofit working to protect and restore freshwater ecosystems, and SweetSense Inc., a provider of low-cost satellite connected sensors, to pilot blockchain and IoT technologies for monitoring groundwater usage in one of the largest and at risk aquifers in North America.

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Former postdoc heading new sustainable water center in Denver

Jan. 15, 2019

A former CU Boulder postdoctoral researcher has been hired to run the new Colorado Center for a Sustainable Water-Energy Education, Science and Technology (WE2ST) - Water Technology Hub at the Colorado School of Mines.

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ChBE Professor Alan Weimer elected to National Academy of Inventors

Dec. 11, 2018

Weimer is the H.T. Sears Memorial professor of chemical and biological engineering and a world recognized expert in fluid-particle processing.

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New professor’s research could shape water use in West

Dec. 5, 2018

After a stint at the Bureau of Reclamation working on several once-in-a-lifetime type projects in the west, Julie Korak is back at CU Boulder.

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DOE Launches Water Security Grand Challenge

Oct. 26, 2018

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced the launch of the Water Security Grand Challenge, a White House initiated, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) led framework to advance transformational technology and innovation to meet the global need for safe, secure, and affordable water.