Nikki Lovenduski named interim director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research

Lovenduski named interim director of INSTAAR

Aug. 28, 2023

“Having been part of the INSTAAR family and CU Boulder’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) since 2010, I am confident that Nikki is poised to provide the leadership and stability to best serve the institute during this time,” said Massimo Ruzzene, vice chancellor for Research and Innovation and dean of the institutes.

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CO-WY Engine chosen as finalist in new NSF innovation competition

Aug. 17, 2023

CU Boulder is a partner of the CO-WY Engine, one of 16 finalists for NSF's inaugural Regional Innovation Engines competition, which could net winners $160M over 10 years. NSF Engines funds regional hubs that will increase the speed and scale of emerging, critical and use-inspired technology.

Principal Investigator Academy launches Aug. 25 for new, early career faculty

Principal Investigator Academy launches Aug. 25 for new, early career faculty

Aug. 11, 2023

The Principal Investigator (PI) Academy is designed to orient new and early career faculty to research and creative work resources available on campus. A virtual kickoff will welcome new and returning faculty on August 25th, 10–11 a.m.

New deep tech startup creator Embark announces first cohort of entrepreneurs

New deep tech startup creator Embark announces first cohort of entrepreneurs

Aug. 9, 2023

Venture Partners at CU Boulder has officially launched its first Embark Entrepreneurs in Residence cohort. Embark aims to connect business minds outside the university with breakthrough inventions emerging from CU Boulder's research labs to bring them to market.

$10M Department of Defense project for self-repairing concrete inspired by human vascular systems

$10M Department of Defense project for self-repairing concrete inspired by human vascular systems

Aug. 1, 2023

Mija Hubler and her team of CU Boulder researchers and partners are developing technology that infuses concrete with self-repair capabilities found in living organisms. If successful, the project will not only prevent new damage, but also reduce maintenance costs and extend the life of infrastructure.

3D display could soon bring touch to the digital world

3D display could soon bring touch to the digital world

July 31, 2023

Imagine an iPad that’s more than just an iPad—with a surface that can morph and deform, allowing you to draw 3D designs, create haiku that jump out from the screen and even hold your partner’s hand from an ocean away. That’s the vision of a team of engineers from CU Boulder.

Construction underway on plasma wind tunnel to advance hypersonics

Construction underway on plasma wind tunnel to advance hypersonics

July 27, 2023

A new laboratory for a plasma wind tunnel is taking shape at the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building. The project, the vision of Assistant Professor Hisham Ali, will allow his team to study the conditions of atmospheric reentry, when a spacecraft returning to Earth can hit speeds of Mach 30.

OPA announces Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship for Faculty Diversity recipients, and opening for 2024 applications

OPA announces Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship for Faculty Diversity recipients, and opening for 2024 applications

July 24, 2023

Drs. Allison Kanner-Botan (Religious Studies) and Isaac Javier Rivera (Geography) join 13 other prior Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship for Faculty Diversity recipients. Applications for the next cycle open Aug. 1 and are due Nov. 1.

Physicist-turned-engineer earns international recognition for quantum contributions

Physicist-turned-engineer earns international recognition for quantum contributions

July 13, 2023

Research Professor Svenja Knappe, who is a physicist by training but calls the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering home, is an ideal person to be at the center of a growing cluster of quantum researchers who are ushering in the second quantum revolution on campus and abroad.

CU Boulder, Fort Lewis College support Native American astrophysics students

CU Boulder, Fort Lewis College support Native American astrophysics students

July 13, 2023

A new program is helping Native American undergraduate students delve into astrophysics and more fully participate in scientific research that frequently happens on Indigenous lands. The NSF-supported program is a partnership between CU Boulder and Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.

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