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Preparing the next generation of scientists

How to prepare young scientists to tackle the problems of our 21st-century world?

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Denver violence prevention initiative readies programming for early 2018

It would be tough to find another community-based research project that involves as many partners as the $5.9 million youth violence prevention initiative focused on two Denver neighborhoods.

Jamie Principato in lab

Blind student shoots for the stars

Jamie Principato wants to ensure that blind students can excel in science and engineering careers. So the CU undergraduate is parlaying her own experience in designing and building space instruments to help them get the training they’ll need.

Kate Tallman is holding a thick volume of congressional records from the 1800s with bookshelves filled with books behind her in Norlin Library

Norlin becomes first preservation steward library

Norlin Library, already host to a seemingly endless number of books, is now home to a very valuable collection.

Galápagos tortoise

Galápagos origins

The Galápagos Islands are home to a tremendous diversity of unique plants and animals.

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Research Funding Highlights FY16-17

Research funding highlights from fiscal year 2016-17.

Tree-inspired picnic table

Is it furniture or art?

A sofa twisted into a knot, a dining table bulging with a roller-coaster-like loop, a massive picnic table curled into a question mark. These shapes don’t occur naturally—they’re the creations of Assistant Professor Michael Beitz.

Wooden letter cubes

Last names may help or hurt one’s teacher’s pet status

From the very first roll call of the school year, students whose last names start with letters at the beginning of the alphabet may be at an advantage.

Rickshaws on the street in India

Rickshaws 2.0

Widespread use of this rickshaw conversion kit could save drivers cash and have the same emissions impact as taking one million rickshaws off the road.

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On the Road to a Cleaner Future

An “interstate for electrons” could revolutionize the American energy grid.