CU Science Discovery offers a variety of opportunities for CU Boulder faculty to share their STEM research with broad public audiences, while fulfilling NSF and other Federal grant Broader Impacts requirements. Faculty partners connect their scientific work to Science Discovery’s outreach efforts in a variety of ways.

Examples of Broader Impacts activities: 

  • Contributing content and expertise to Science Discovery classes, camps or outreach programs for K-12 students
  • Mentoring high school student researchers
  • Providing K-12 students with hands-on experiences in CU laboratories and at local field sites
  • Providing hands-on teacher training and follow-up support through school and teacher programs
  • Involving graduate students and post-docs in outreach programs
  • Contributing scientific expertise, resources and equipment
  • Ensuring scientific accuracy of education materials
  • Developing hands-on demonstrations related to your research through Science Discovery’s Portal to the Public (PoP) program

Current faculty and research group collaborators:

  • Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory (Suzanne Anderson)
  • Computer Science (Tom Yeh)
  • Niwot Ridge LTER (Kathryn Suding)
  • McMurdo-Dry Valleys LTER (Michael Gooseff)
  • Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering (Juliet Gopinath)
  • STROBE (Margaret Murnane)

Interested in bringing your science to K-12 students, teachers and the community? Contact Alexandra Rose via email.