A world-class field research station in CU Boulder’s backyard

A world-class field research station in CU Boulder’s backyard

CU Boulder’s Mountain Research Station has a three-pronged mission: host some of the most influential and long-running ecological research in the world, give students a peerless education in mountain environments, and link the public to learning about important ecosystems.

National Science Foundation REU grant will support summer undergraduate research into materials science and engineering

NSF grant will support summer undergraduate research into materials science and engineering

July 7, 2023

Undergraduate students interested in materials research will get a boost at CU Boulder next summer thanks to a new Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) grant from NSF. The 10-week summer program pairs students from across the country with CU Boulder’s top researchers in the field.

New material shows potential for better solar cells, more effective medical imaging

New material shows potential for better solar cells, more effective medical imaging

July 6, 2023

Professor Joel Eaves (Chemistry) is part of an NSF-funded group of researchers who have created a new class of materials from inorganic silicon nanoparticles and a common hydrocarbon molecule. These materials have the potential to improve solar panel efficiency, medical imaging and even night vision goggles.

The future of recycling could one day mean dissolving plastic with electricity

The future of recycling could one day mean dissolving plastic with electricity

July 5, 2023

Chemists at CU Boulder have developed a new way to recycle a common type of plastic found in soda bottles and other packaging. The team’s method relies on electricity and some nifty chemical reactions, and it’s simple enough that you can watch the plastic break apart in front of your eyes.

CU Boulder adhesive research could boost medicine, electronics, and the environment

CU Boulder adhesive research could boost medicine, electronics, and the environment

June 29, 2023

Karan Dikshit, an alum of the Materials Science and Engineering Program, is the first author on a new paper in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces detailing new adhesive materials that not only allow for easy sticking and unsticking, but could eventually contribute to sustainability efforts around the globe.

Composition professor applies entrepreneurship to the arts

Composition professor applies entrepreneurship to the arts

June 26, 2023

“Entrepreneurs create value by addressing unmet needs in the marketplace,” says Jeffrey Nytch, professor of composition and director of CU Boulder's Entrepreneurship Center for Music. “In the arts, that means understanding the audience you’re trying to reach and creating works that speak to them in meaningful ways.”

Nineteen Arts & Humanities projects awarded grants to advance scholarship, research and creative pursuits

Nineteen Arts & Humanities projects awarded grants to advance scholarship, research and creative pursuits

June 23, 2023

A new Research & Innovation Office (RIO) program is providing nearly $100K in combined funding to 19 projects that span disciplines ranging from music and art history to journalism and theatre and dance. This pilot opportunity was inspired by recognition of the essential role of the arts and humanities at CU Boulder.

Weighing the mysterious black holes lurking at the hearts of galaxies

Weighing the mysterious black holes lurking at the hearts of galaxies

June 20, 2023

As part of the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav), CU Boulder postdoc Joseph Simon is searching for a phenomenon known as the “gravitational wave background”: giant ripples in space and time that owe their origins in part to supermassive black holes.

Logan County celebrates their final year of the Rural Colorado Entrepreneurial Workshop

Logan County celebrates their final year of the Rural Colorado Entrepreneurial Workshop

June 15, 2023

Taught by award winning faculty members at the Leeds School of Business's Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, Erick Mueller and Hunter Albright, this year's program focused on the core elements that create critical resiliency in every successful business venture, regardless of stage.

New keen-sighted satellite will view distant stars, assist Webb telescope

New keen-sighted satellite will view distant stars, assist Webb telescope

June 8, 2023

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will soon get a new “sidekick”—a small but nimble satellite called MANTIS, which will be designed and built at LASP. Like that undersea animal, the spacecraft (about the size of a toaster oven) will be able to observe the night sky in the full range of UV light.

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