US News & World Report: CU Boulder graduate programs rank among nation’s best

US News & World Report: CU Boulder graduate programs rank among nation’s best

April 9, 2024

Numerous CU Boulder graduate level programs are among the top 25 of their kind in the United States, according to the U.S. News and World Report rankings released today. Highlights include: Environmental law has improved by eight points to No. 7, and atomic/molecular/optical physics, geology and physical chemistry continue to be ranked within the top 10.

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Call for nominations: 2024–25 Distinguished Research Lectureship

April 5, 2024

The Distinguished Research Lectureship is among the highest honors bestowed by the faculty upon a CU Boulder colleague. Each year, the Research & Innovation Office (RIO) requests nominations and a faculty review panel recommends one or more faculty members as recipients. The deadline for nominations is Monday, May 20, 2024...

CU Boulder research and innovation leaders visit DC, talk quantum, workforce and more

CU Boulder research and innovation leaders visit DC, talk quantum, workforce and more

March 18, 2024

CU Boulder vice chancellor for research and innovation and dean of the institutes Massimo Ruzzene met with congressional and federal leaders in Washington, D.C. this month to advocate for robust funding, ensure effective coordination on ongoing projects, and proactively explore opportunities for future collaborations.

High-energy laser weapons: How they work, what they are used for

High-energy laser weapons: How they work, what they are used for

March 7, 2024

CU Boulder defense expert and Center for National Security Initiatives Director Iain Boyd discusses why nations around the world are rapidly developing high-energy laser weapons for military missions on land and sea, and in the air and space, motivated in part by the growing threat from swarms of drones.

CU Boulder researchers advance electronic technologies with photonic chips

CU Boulder researchers advance electronic technologies with photonic chips

March 6, 2024

Professor Scott Diddams (Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering) and his research team have introduced a new approach to generating microwave signals that leverages light and integrated photonics to enable new capabilities in communications, navigation and sensing.

Pressing energy challenges and potential solutions at the center of CU Boulder’s Renewable Energy and Storage Solutions Summit

Pressing energy challenges and potential solutions at the center of CU Boulder’s Renewable Energy and Storage Solutions Summit

March 6, 2024

CU Boulder researchers, venture capitalists, companies and entrepreneurs, federal lab researchers and local government leaders took part in a day of networking and discussions to inform impactful, commercially-relevant energy research at CU Boulder and introduce external partners to innovative university efforts.

CU Boulder, Cancer Center leaders aim to use novel molecule to fight cancer

CU Boulder, Cancer Center leaders aim to use novel molecule to fight cancer

Feb. 29, 2024

After working eight years on a new way to attack some cancers using a synthetic small molecule called SVC112, Tin Tin Su of CU Boulder and Antonio Jimeno of the CU School of Medicine say acceleration-initiative funds will help speed a promising, developed-in-Colorado cancer therapy to patients.

Dream of going to Mars? Pioneering spaceflight kinesiologist to speak April 4 on preserving human health in space

Dream of going to Mars? Pioneering spaceflight kinesiologist to speak April 4 on preserving human health in space

Feb. 28, 2024

Rachael Seidler, professor of applied physiology and kinesiology at the University of Florida, will deliver this year’s Rose M. Litman Memorial Lecture in Science on April 4 at CU Boulder: “Brain and Behavioral Changes with Human Spaceflight: Dysfunction and Adaptive Plasticity.”

Pollution to production: student startup transforms CO2 into aerospace hardware

Pollution to production: student startup transforms CO2 into aerospace hardware

Feb. 28, 2024

Spencer Dansereau, a CU Boulder aerospace PhD student, aims to take carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and extract the carbon molecules to create 3D printed carbon fiber, which can be used for everything from bicycles to aerospace components—turning air pollution into a useable product.

State leadership announces details of bipartisan legislation supporting Colorado’s thriving quantum ecosystem

State leaders announce details of bipartisan legislation to accelerate Colorado’s thriving quantum ecosystem, build on CU Boulder’s quantum legacy

Feb. 15, 2024

Governor Jared Polis unveiled plans to invest in Colorado’s quantum ecosystem via a new refundable tax credit program that aims to maximize the state’s competitiveness as a tech hub—including CU Boulder, already a global leader in quantum research and innovation.

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