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CU Boulder's Research & Innovation Week offers something for everyone

Oct. 6, 2018

The inaugural edition of Research & Innovation Week, Oct. 15-19, is filled with events designed to strengthen community and collaboration across campus while demonstrating the broad impact of the work of CU Boulder’s faculty, researchers, postdocs, students and staff. Register now for a tour, talk, panel or conference!

Denver Post: Funding basic science research critical for a scorched Colorado and a warming world

Denver Post: Funding basic science research critical for a scorched Colorado and a warming world

Hundreds of scientists at the Cooperative Institute for Research and Environmental Sciences (CIRES), a partnership of the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), study earth processes that impact our planet’s varying climate systems, including advanced drought monitoring and Arctic and sea-level change.

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Bobby Braun: Why engineering matters to Colorado

One thing that Colorado communities share is a vibrant economy of growth industries driven by engineering and high tech. When all four corners of our state are united in promoting this ecosystem, Colorado is stronger and more competitive on the national stage.

CU Boulder brings in record $511 million in research funding

CU Boulder brings in record $511 million in research funding

Sept. 10, 2018

CU Boulder faculty hit a record milestone in the 2017-18 fiscal year, bringing in $511.1 million in funding for pioneering studies addressing climate change, robotics, indoor farming and more. These preliminary totals top last year’s $507.9 million in sponsored research funding across the university.

Shape-shifting material can morph, reverse itself using heat, light

Shape-shifting material can morph, reverse itself using heat, light

Aug. 29, 2018

A new material developed by CU Boulder engineers can transform into complex, pre-programmed shapes via light and temperature stimuli, allowing a literal square peg to morph and fit into a round hole before fully reverting to its original form.

Leep of faith: CU scientists testing world's fastest blade runner

CU scientists testing world's fastest blade runner

Aug. 28, 2018

The scientific question at hand: Does a double-amputee running on prosthetic blades have a disadvantage over sprinters with legs? The answer could ultimately determine whether he will be allowed to compete at the 2020 Olympics.

JILA, CIRES, NOAA researchers honored with 2018 Governor's Awards

JILA, CIRES, NOAA researchers honored with 2018 Governor's Awards

Aug. 24, 2018

CO-LABS announced this week that Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn of JILA were one of three winners of its prestigious Governor’s Awards for High-Impact Research. Brian McDonald of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) also led a team that earned an honorable mention in this year’s awards.

Beer waste transformed into energy-efficient window covering

Beer waste transformed into energy-efficient window covering

Aug. 20, 2018

CU Boulder physicists have developed an insulating gel that they say could coat the windows of habitats in space, allowing the settlers inside to trap and store energy from the sun—much like a greenhouse stays warm during the winter.

Donors give record $147.8 million to support students and research, leave lasting legacy

Donors give record $147.8 million to support students and research, leave lasting legacy

Aug. 2, 2018

CU Boulder donors supported students, high-impact research and top-notch facilities in a big way, making gifts totaling more than $147.8 million in the 2017–18 fiscal year, according to the latest advancement figures.

Drones, beaver dams help community college students get involved in research

Drones, beaver dams help community college students get involved in research

Aug. 1, 2018

Now entering its fifth year, the Research Experience for Community College Students (RECCS) program, hosted by the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), gives Colorado community college students hands-on research opportunities as they look ahead in their careers.

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