CU Boulder and Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology convene for possible international program

CU Boulder and Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology convene for possible international program

May 17, 2022

Delegates from Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology Innovation Office visited CU Boulder last week to begin talks for future collaborations. KTH identified Boulder, Colorado as an emerging hotspot for their program Brighter, which aims to support early startups seeking international expansion.

Smead Aerospace houses new partnership on autonomous air mobility and sensing

Smead Aerospace houses new partnership on autonomous air mobility and sensing

May 10, 2022

The Center for Autonomous Air Mobility and Sensing (CAAMS) will integrate research from traditional engineering topics such as automatic control, aerodynamics, wireless communication and energy storage with new disciplines such as AI, autonomy, machine learning and robotics.

CU Boulder receives NASA grant to develop new technology to monitor space weather effects

CU Boulder receives NASA grant to develop new technology to monitor space weather effects

May 9, 2022

A team of LASP and Aerospace Engineering researchers has received a NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Phase I award. The team will use the funds to advance their concept of a futuristic swarm of satellites to shed new light on how the solar wind affects Earth’s upper atmosphere.

A surging glow in a distant galaxy could change the way we look at black holes

A surging glow in a distant galaxy could change the way we look at black holes

May 5, 2022

“Normally, we would expect black holes to evolve over millions of years,” said Scepi, a postdoctoral researcher at JILA. “But these objects, which we call changing-look AGNs, evolve over very short time scales. Their magnetic fields may be key to understanding this rapid evolution.”

U.S. House committee, Colorado congressional delegation visit campus

U.S. House committee, Colorado congressional delegation visit campus

May 4, 2022

On May 3, members of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology and Colorado congressional delegation joined leaders from CU Boulder to showcase university research and federal partnerships. Last year, CU Boulder merited $481M in research funding from federal agencies.

Computer racks

May 18 community event kicks off the “Alpine” high performance computing era

April 27, 2022

On May 18, numerous leaders from on- and off-campus will gather to celebrate, introduce and officially launch the campus’s new high-performance computing infrastructure, dubbed “Alpine.” The third-generation infrastructure is provisioned and available to campus researchers immediately.

Massimo Ruzzene steps in as acting vice chancellor, dean of institutes May 2

Massimo Ruzzene steps in as acting vice chancellor, dean of institutes May 2

April 27, 2022

Massimo Ruzzene will officially take on the role of Acting Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation and Dean of the Institutes starting on Monday, May 2. Ruzzene and Terri Fiez have been working closely together on the transition since March 15.

Computer infrastructure

CU Boulder to play leading role in $10 million cyberinfrastructure initiative

The university will lead a five-year, $10 million NSF-funded initiative called MATCH, or Multi-Tier Assistance, Training and Computational Help, to reimagine cyberinfrastructure user support services and delivery to keep pace with the evolving needs of academic scientific researchers.

CU Boulder, Deloitte launch Climate Innovation Collaboratory to accelerate action on climate crisis

CU Boulder, Deloitte launch Climate Innovation Collaboratory to accelerate action on climate crisis

April 19, 2022

“This collaboration will expand government access to critical climate data and science, encourage the exchange of public information, and support the work being done at CU Boulder’s 12 research institutes and more than 75 research centers,” said Terri Fiez, vice chancellor for research and innovation at CU Boulder.

Mechanical engineering students develop a soft robot to improve lung examinations

Mechanical engineering students develop a soft robot to improve lung examinations

April 15, 2022

Currently, there is only one system physicians can use to get down to the bottom of the lungs—a rigid catheter that could potentially cause inflammation. The student team is working with medical device company Medtronic on making the tip of this catheter more flexible to increase control and reduce abrasion.

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