Ben Kirshner talking to students

Finding Their Voice: Researcher Explores the Impact of Youth Activism

As a youth educator in San Francisco’s Mission District in the 1990s, Ben Kirshner saw firsthand the contradictions faced by students of color in school.

Total awards $437 million

A Look at the Numbers

Research funding highlights, FY 15-16.

Adam Bradley

Arts & Humanities

Professor takes literature off the page and into the real world.

Boulder Creek overflowing its banks during the 2013 flood


A monumental flood gives CU-Boulder researchers a rare opportunity to study the effects of extreme weather on erosion.

Dancer performing

Creative Work

One-woman performances are a “combo platter” of media styles.

Alena Grabowski demonstrates a custom ankle-foot prosthesis


Groundbreaking prosthetics research helps wounded veterans get back on their feet.

CU-Boulder students helm an ambitious NASA space weather mission.


CU-Boulder students helm an ambitious NASA space weather mission.

William Old

National Security

Researchers aim for speedier techniques to analyze cellular processes.

Forecast for dollars


Improved wind forecasts aim to bolster power grid efficiencies.

Youth participating in the Safe Schools Youth Summit at the Boys and Girls Club in Montbello

Community Involvement

Coordinated community programs in Montbello promote positive youth development.