CU PhET Program Wins Microsoft Education Award

Oct. 24, 2011

Congratulations to the CU PhET program for being selected as the winner of the $50,000 Microsoft Education Award at the 2011 Tech Awards banquet in San Jose, California. The Tech Awards: Technology Benefiting Humanity, awarded five $50,000 prizes to international pacesetters. Kathy Perkins, Director of PhET Interactive Simulations in the...

Physics Education Initiatives featured in Boulder Daily Camera

Oct. 12, 2011

A recent article from the Boulder Daily Camera highlights CU's Integrating STEM Education Initiative for its success in producing qualified math and science teachers. CU-Physics Professor Noah Finklestein collaborates with the Integrating STEM Education Initiative, resulting in a very high graduation rate of qualified physics teachers. < read more >

Cindy Regal Wins Packard Fellowship

Oct. 12, 2011

Cindy Regal, a University of Colorado assistant professor of physics and associate fellow of JILA, has been awarded the prestigious David and Lucile Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation established the fellowship “to allow the nation’s most promising professors to pursue science and engineering...

Alysia Marino Wins PECASE Award

Sept. 27, 2011

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Alysia Marino for being named by President Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The announcement was delivered on Monday, September 27th. Marino was honored for her accomplishments in the study of neutrino properties and the development of...

PhET Selected as Tech Award Laureate by The Tech Museum

Sept. 15, 2011

Congratulations to CU's PhET program, which has been selected as a 2011 Tech Award Laureate. PhET is one of three laureates for the Microsoft Education Award. The Tech Awards , a signature program of The Tech Museum , and presented by Applied Materials, Inc., selected PhET from among hundreds of...

Physics Professor Ivan Smalyukh Invited to NAS Symposium

July 19, 2011

Congratulations to Physics Professor Ivan Smalyukh, who has been invited to attend the National Academy of Sciences' twenty-third annual Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium on November 17-19, 2011 in Irvine, CA. Symposium attendees are selected by a committee of Academy members based on their recognized contributions to science. Recently, Smalyukh...

CU Physics Faculty Part of International Team to Discover New Type of Neutrino Oscillation

July 15, 2011

As part of the international T2K collaboration team led by Japan, researchers from the T2K group at CU Boulder have discovered indications of a new type of neutrino oscillation in an experiment in Japan. The announcement was delivered by the international T2K collaboration on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. The T2K...

Physics Professor Minhyea Lee Selected for DOE Early Career Award

May 10, 2011

Congratulations to Physics Professor Minhyea Lee for receiving a Department of Energy Early Career Research Award. The announcement was delivered by the DOE on Friday, May 6. According to the DOE's web site, these five-year awards are designed to bolster the nation's scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers...

Physics Professor Jun Ye Elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 10, 2011

Congratulations to Professor Jun Ye for being elected to the National Academy of Sciences. The news was announced by the NAS on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Professor Ye joins 72 new members and 18 foreign associates. Ye and his scientific colleagues were recognized for their distinguished and ongoing achievements in...

In Memoriam: Professor Dick Mockler — 1925 - 2011

April 21, 2011

University of Colorado Physics Professor Emeritus Richard C. (Dick) Mockler passed away April 6, 2011 in Los Alamos, NM. He is survived by his sons Ted and Fritz. Dick was born in Middleton, Ohio in 1925. He earned his B.S. in chemistry from Northwestern University in 1948, his M.S. in...