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Event recognizes CU Boulder Faculty Fulbrighters

The gathering, which took place on December 7, brought together enthusiastic CU Boulder faculty Fulbright awardees, who visited locations worldwide, to share their stories. Some attendees showed slides of their unique time abroad and talked about the huge and transformative impact their experiences have had on them, personally and professionally.

Semiconductor forum highlights CU Boulder’s leadership in advancing technology and building workforce

Semiconductor forum highlights CU Boulder’s leadership in advancing technology and building workforce

A broad coalition of stakeholders gathered at CU Boulder on January 25 at a first-of-its-kind Colorado Semiconductor Workforce and Innovation Forum, hosted in partnership with OEDIT, to celebrate the state and university’s key roles in sustaining a vibrant semiconductor ecosystem and to discuss how to shape its future.

CU Boulder part of $160M NSF-funded effort to promote climate resilience

CU Boulder part of $160M NSF-funded effort to promote climate resilience

Jan. 29, 2024

In late January, NSF announced the Colorado-Wyoming Climate Resilience Engine as a recipient of its inaugural Regional Innovation Engines program. The $160M award positions the CO-WY Engine at the forefront of the nation's environmental and climate technology initiatives.

First Scholar Learning Community workshop slated for Feb. 2

First Scholar Learning Community workshop slated for Feb. 2

With support from the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s DEI Impact Grant program, the Research and Innovation Office (RIO) is launching a series of workshops to create and sustain a new Scholar Learning Community.

First cohort of CU Boulder’s Embark Deep Tech Startup Creator launches groundbreaking innovations

First cohort of CU Boulder’s Embark Deep Tech Startup Creator launches groundbreaking innovations

Jan. 26, 2024

A dozen entrepreneurs and 10 groundbreaking innovations took center stage at the recent inaugural Embark Showcase—the pinnacle of the program’s first year working with selected entrepreneurs to provide IP rights, salary support, grant funds and investor introductions to launch startups with real-world impact.

New Frontiers Grant Program seeks groundbreaking, interdisciplinary projects to stimulate new campus research strengths

New Frontiers Grant Program seeks groundbreaking, interdisciplinary projects to stimulate new campus research strengths

Jan. 25, 2024

The Research & Innovation Office (RIO) announces the launch of the New Frontiers Grant Program, a novel initiative specifically designed to foster groundbreaking, interdisciplinary research projects with the potential for high impact. A Feb. 7 Virtual Townhall Kickoff will be the first of multiple opportunities for researchers to learn more and explore partnerships in advance of developing proposals.

CU Boulder spinout that revolutionized LiDAR acquired by major government contractor

CU Boulder spinout that revolutionized LiDAR acquired by major government contractor

Jan. 23, 2024

In 2011, Jeffrey Thayer (Aerospace Engineering) invented LiteWave's core technology—a new type of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) that can ‘see’ objects in shallow water from above the water’s surface—alongside two CU Boulder graduate students. The company has now been acquired by Arcfield.

Quantum seed grants to advance industry and university innovation projects in Colorado

Quantum seed grants awarded to advance industry and university innovation projects in Colorado

Jan. 21, 2024

CU Boulder today announced seven winners of the 2023-2024 translational quantum research seed grants, incentivizing quantum science and technology innovations launched from the lab to accelerate them along the development path to new programs and businesses.

Gain a competitive edge on your 2024 research funding with NEH Fellowship and NSF CAREER writing cohorts

Gain a competitive edge on your 2024 research funding with NEH Fellowship and NSF CAREER writing cohorts

Jan. 12, 2024

The Research & Innovation Office (RIO) announces its Spring Faculty Development and Workshop calendar for 2024​. Faculty can explore the full range of offerings for this semester, including What Makes Compelling Requests to Congress, Funding Strategy Office Hours, an AB Nexus Grant Info Session and the featured opportunities highlighted in this article.

New instrument to capture stardust as part of NASA mission

New instrument to capture stardust as part of NASA mission

Jan. 11, 2024

Scientists and engineers at CU Boulder will soon take part in an effort to collect stardust—the tiny bits of matter that flow through the Milky Way Galaxy and were once the initial building blocks of our solar system. The pursuit is part of NASA’s Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) mission.

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