Salmon swimming upriver

Research on salmon genetics could aid in conservation

Assistant Professor Ryan Layer is working to discover structural variants in salmon’s genetic code.

Person standing in the arctic

CU Boulder provides leadership and coordination to national Arctic research initiative

In collaboration with Alaska Pacific University and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, CU Boulder is cohosting the Community Office for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Navigating the New Arctic initiative, which uses convergence research to address and mitigate climate-change-related challenges in the rapidly changing Arctic.


Could today’s Rocky Mountain forests become tomorrow’s grasslands?

With wildfires becoming more frequent across the West, people ask: What will become of our forests?

Soil sensor

Soil sensors of the future could reduce waste, costs

Researchers are designing a cheap soil sensor that can easily be tilled over at the end of the growing season while still providing high-quality information to farmers.

Electric car driving in Boulder, CO

The future of transportation is electric

New engineering research center aims to electrify transportation, expand education.

AI in the classroom

The new science of teaming

Artificial intelligence in classrooms could add up to real advances in education.

Deep tech

‘Deep tech’ spinouts set records during pandemic year

CU Boulder deep tech companies—those based on science and engineering—recently set records for raising capital, acquisitions and going public, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This scanning electron microscope image shows the distinct bow tie shape of an optical rectenna.

New devices can turn waste heat into electricity

Engineers at CU Boulder have debuted the world’s most efficient optical rectennas—devices that are thinner than the width of a human hair and can capture waste heat and turn it into usable power.

Group in Engineering lab

Another disadvantage for women in male-dominated fields?

A recent study co-written by CU Boulder researchers shows that how people seek knowledge in the workplace might leave women disadvantaged in male-dominated fields.

Computer image with gender details

How computers see race and gender

Morgan Klaus Scheuerman has one fundamental goal with his research: to show tech companies that marginalized people matter.