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Mechanical’s Katrina Leyden wins PBE X SRAM Inclusivity Scholarship for bike design

Feb. 24, 2023

As a professional master’s student in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering , Katrina Leyden moonlights as a machinist and welder for local bike shops in the Boulder area. But it wasn’t until Leyden recently won the PBE X SRAM Inclusivity Scholarship that she had the opportunity to...


Professor Corey Neu describes how mechanical forces in a beating heart affect its cells' DNA

Feb. 20, 2023

Mechanical forces can reorganize the genetic material inside the nucleus of heart cells and affect how they develop and function. Better understanding of how cells claim and maintain their identities may help advance treatments to repair heart damage from cardiovascular disease and create new prosthetic tissues.

Capitol Building

Professor Kotys-Schwartz testifies in front state legislature on instructor-track faculty support

Feb. 17, 2023

CU Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano, Chief Financial Officer Todd Haggerty, three faculty members including Professor Kotys-Schwartz and several students took an active role in shaping Colorado higher education policy this year, testifying in front of state legislature committees in support of three bills.

Power Plant

Recent PhD graduate Omar Nawaz helps explain the health benefits of going net zero

Feb. 17, 2023

Fossil fuel combustion produces greenhouse gases that heat the planet, but it also emits air pollutants that harm human health. Fine particulate matter and ozone, for example, have been linked to fatal lung and heart issues. A recent study coauthored by Professor Daven Haze and recent PhD graduate Omar Nawaz adds to the growing body of research that shows that when countries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, the associated improvements in air quality could save countless lives.


Apply for paid summer research positions through SPUR starting Feb. 13

Feb. 13, 2023

For your undergraduate students looking for paid, hands-on experience in a research lab over summer break, please let them know they can begin applying online for the 2023 CU SPUR program on Feb. 13.

Calve and Ginger

Calve, Ferguson advance research on mechanisms leading to tissue degradation

Feb. 13, 2023

Calve, Ferguson have received a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for research they hope will help inform regenerative therapies to replace tissue or organs that have been damaged by disease, trauma or congenital issues.

Our Future in Space

Professor Robert MacCurdy interviewed on podcast "Our Future in Space"

Feb. 6, 2023

Professor Robert MacCurdy featured on podcast "Our Future in Space," produced by Orbital Assembly Corporation, and talks the future of robotics and what impact they’ll have on our capabilities in Space.


PhD student advancing human tendon research

Jan. 26, 2023

Hannah Larson, a PhD student, is a 2023 recipient of the National Institutes of Health T32 for Interdisciplinary Training in Musculoskeletal Research. The program provides research and training opportunities for the next generation of musculoskeletal investigators.

Brain Scans

CU research team moves one step closer to printing models of life-like 3D organs

Jan. 26, 2023

Professor Robert MacCurdy and a team of researchers have developed a new strategy for transforming medical images, such as CT or MRI scans, into incredibly detailed 3D models on the computer. The researchers describe their results in the cover story for the journal 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.


Provost names Professor Ruzzene as finalist for top research, innovation position

Jan. 23, 2023

CU Boulder Provost Russell Moore today announced the finalists for the position of vice chancellor for research and innovation and dean of the institutes. He also invited the campus community to participate in forums designed for students, faculty and staff to get to know the finalists and ask them questions.