Published: Oct. 5, 2020

The Research & Innovation Office (RIO) invites students, faculty, staff and the community to join Research & Innovation Week, from Monday, Oct. 12, to Friday, Oct. 16.

The 2020 streamlined edition will feature three virtual events that you’ll only be able to find at CU Boulder. All events are free and open to the public.

This year's virtual events are:

  • MOSAiC: A Year on Ice
    • Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 
    • From the warm, safe comfort of your own home, climb aboard the German icebreaker Polarstern, which was embedded and drifting within the Arctic sea ice for 12 months last year. You’ll be joined by the expedition co-coordinator and lead atmospheric scientist Matthew Shupe; two educators who worked with scientists to bring their insights to students; and the videography team that captured mission moments in 360 degrees, creating planetarium shows that will be viewed around the world. On this Zoom-based panel, you’ll also see spectacular images and video footage from the mission, engage with speakers and submit questions to the panelists.

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  • Time and Space: A deeper look into the world around us
    • Thursday, Oct. 15, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 
    • Through a series of captivating vignettes, some of CU Boulder’s most promising faculty invite you to ride shotgun with them on their personal journeys to discovery and innovation. From revealing the hidden narratives of enslaved peoples of early America, to understanding why the veins in your eyes kink in microgravity, these rising stars will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the scholarship and collaborations that unlock their pioneering, world-changing work. Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation Terri Fiez, Faculty Fellows Program Director Kirsten Rowell and a select group of RIO Faculty Fellows will be guides on this journey through some of the university’s most compelling research, scholarship and creative work.

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  • ATLAS Research Showcase 2020
    • Friday, Oct, 16, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
    • Take a virtual open lab tour and learn about the ATLAS Institute's inventive exploration and interdisciplinary research in fields like human-robot interaction; human-computer interaction; computing for health and wellness; e-textiles; visual cognition; wearable technologies; personal diagnostics; nanoscale engineering; the technology of visual language; and more. Opening remarks by ATLAS Director Mark D. Gross will be followed by lightning talks by lab directors. In the breakout sessions that follow, you can take a deeper dive into the work of individual labs and studios. 

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