Five CU Students in Chile Accounted for; No Research Faculty at San Pedro de Atacama Facility During Quake

March 1, 2010

University of Colorado at Boulder officials confirmed Saturday that all six CU-Boulder students who were studying in Chile or had weekend travel plans to the country for the start of an academic program are safe.

CU-Boulder Ranks No. 2 Nationally for Peace Corps Volunteers

Feb. 4, 2010

Each morning, University of Colorado at Boulder alumna Julie Fast wakes to the footsteps of "campesinos" hiking past her front door in Peru on their way to their farm fields.

CU-Boulder Chancellor Visits White House in Joint Pledge to Increase Number of Math and Science Teachers

Jan. 6, 2010

Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano of the University of Colorado at Boulder visited the White House today as one of four public research university leaders representing about 120 universities pledging to address the national shortage of science and mathematics teachers in a letter presented to President Barack Obama.

CU-Boulder Business Students and Alumni Help Make a Difference as Peace Corps Volunteers

Nov. 16, 2009

Combine the youth and idealism often found on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus with a business degree, and the ability to make a difference in the world takes on new dimensions.

CU-Boulder Rises to No. 2 on Peace Corps' Annual Top Colleges List

Jan. 12, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The University of Colorado at Boulder has risen on the Peace Corps' top 25 list of large schools producing Peace Corps Volunteers. With 102 alumni currently serving as Peace Corps Volunteers, CU-Boulder is No. 2 in the 2009 rankings. Since Peace Corps' inception, 2,157 alumni of CU-Boulder have served in the Peace Corps, making it the No. 5 all-time producer of volunteers.

CU Boulder professor Jack Burns named chair of NASA Advisory Council's Science Committee

Nov. 5, 2008

University of Colorado Boulder Professor Jack Burns of the astrophysical and planetary sciences department has been named chair of the NASA Advisory Council's Science Committee.

CU-Boulder Awarded Grant To Help Improve Math And Science Teacher Education

Nov. 14, 2007

The University of Colorado at Boulder has received a grant of up to $2.4 million to improve teacher education in math and science following a nationwide competition that included submissions from more than 50 universities. CU-Boulder's grant is one of 12 being awarded by the National Math and Science Initiative to implement programs modeled after UTeach, a highly successful math and science teacher preparation program at the University of Texas at Austin.

Successful CU-Boulder Science Teaching Program Now Model For Other Universities

Oct. 17, 2007

A growing program at the University of Colorado at Boulder is working to combat what many experts call a looming crisis brought on by a shrinking pool of new K-12 science teachers. Known as the Colorado Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Learning Assistant project, its goal is to improve introductory math and science classes at CU-Boulder and to recruit and train future K-12 science teachers, according to Valerie Otero, director of the program and an assistant professor in CU-Boulder's School of Education.

CU-Boulder Program Attracts Science Majors To Teaching Careers

July 26, 2006

A growing program at the University of Colorado at Boulder is working to combat an impending crisis brought on by a shrinking pool of new K-12 science teachers. Known as the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics-Teacher Preparation project, it involves a collaboration between the School of Education and six campus science departments.

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