CU Boulder Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative announces first external advisory board

CU Boulder Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative announces first external advisory board

Sept. 19, 2023

The board will integrate industry leaders poised to support and help shape the university's future of innovation and entrepreneurship. The initiative aims to align and optimize resources across campus to reach across traditional silos, facilitate collaboration, fuel achievement and build CU Boulder’s reputation.

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Applications Open: OEDIT Translational Quantum Research Seed Grants

Sept. 14, 2023

In partnership with the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), the University of Colorado welcomes proposals for translational quantum research seed grants. Seed grants are open to any Colorado research institution and industry partners. The goals of the programs are to incentivize innovations launched out of the lab and help them along the development path to new programs and businesses.

An infrared telescope that spans the globe? New grant may make it possible

An infrared telescope that spans the globe? New grant may make it possible

Sept. 14, 2023

A new project led by Scott Diddams (Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering)—awarded $1M award from the W.M. Keck Foundation—will explore the feasibility of creating a frequency comb detector to synchronize the world’s existing infrared telescopes and make them more precise.

New project to probe how planets lose their atmospheres

New project to probe how planets lose their atmospheres

Sept. 13, 2023

Scientists on a new project led by CU Boulder will develop “worlds in a box” to study the conditions that might make far away planets habitable. The research team—part of NASA’s Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research (ICAR) program—will be led David Brain (LASP, Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences).

Ambrose and Safran recognized with Distinguished Research Lectureships

Ambrose and Safran recognized with Distinguished Research Lectureships

Sept. 12, 2023

Kirk Ambrose of the Department of Classics and Rebecca Safran of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology have been recognized with 2023-24 Distinguished Research Lectureships.

Pioneering physics center gets $25M

Pioneering physics center gets $25M

Sept. 12, 2023

The new grant will fund the JILA Physics Frontiers Center for six more years and seeks to spur collaborations among a wide range of scientists—potentially paving the way for new discoveries around everything from the behavior of the humble electron to complex molecules.

Rising faculty leaders: Apply for the Research & Innovation Office Faculty Fellows program

Rising faculty leaders: Apply for the Research & Innovation Office Faculty Fellows program

Sept. 11, 2023

The Research & Innovation Office (RIO) has opened RIO Faculty Fellows 2024 cohort applications, which will be accepted through October 23. Selections will be announced in November.

Ruzzene announces leadership moves within Contracts and Grants, LASP

Ruzzene announces leadership moves within Contracts and Grants, LASP

Sept. 11, 2023

Gary Henry—head of the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) within the Research & Innovation Office (RIO) since 2021—will transition into the role of Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Management and will serve as the Interim Executive Associate Director for LASP Finance and Operations. Ruzzene also appointed Alexa Van Dalsem to the post of Interim Director of OCG. In this role, she will also join the RIO Leadership Team.

CU Boulder will help explore new frontiers of sound through $30M center

CU Boulder will help explore new frontiers of sound through $30M center

Sept. 7, 2023

A new NSF-funded center will examine the potential for sound to revolutionize computing, communications, sensing disease in human tissue and more. Massimo Ruzzene, vice chancellor for research and innovation and dean of the institutes at CU Boulder, is a co-PI on the project.

Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse announces significant funding headed to NIST & CU’s JILA lab renovation

Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse announces significant funding headed to NIST & CU’s JILA lab renovation

Sept. 7, 2023

"I could not be more excited that we’ve secured funding to help support the development of these groundbreaking labs," said Neguse. Thanks to this funding, JILA researchers and scientists will be able to complete much needed renovations—equipping this facility with the tools needed to remain a leader in their field."

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