Environmental design students Marie Obermeier and Dean Behary

Colombian neighbors guide design project that leaves students tired but inspired

Dec. 13, 2019

Environmental design students returned from a hands-on planning studio last summer in Colombia with a broadened perspective of life in a marginalized community. Two students share their life-changing experience.

Joshua Tacca at computer

Grad student helps make prosthetic sockets out of recycled plastic

Nov. 18, 2019

Josh Tacca, a doctoral student in mechanical engineering, worked with prosthetists in Quito, Ecuador, last summer making prosthetic sockets using a 3D scanner and recycled plastic bottles.

Amy Linhoff on campus

Beyond Boulder: Finding clarity and direction on 500-mile trek through Spain

Aug. 9, 2019

For CU Boulder dance major Amy Linhoff, walking a 500-mile pilgrimage through Spain was a journey of self-discovery.

Laurie Cantillo

Alumni in Focus: The creator of NASA’s first podcast

June 21, 2019

Laurie Cantillo (Jour’80) was fresh out of college when she first spotted the Milky Way during an outdoor education trip in Utah. Since then, the director of communication and education at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has been on a mission to share the wonders of space with the world.


Beyond Boulder: CU Boulder researchers and IBM pilot sustainable groundwater modeling

March 6, 2019

An article in Forbes discusses how researchers are teaming up with IBM, The Freshwater Trust and SweetSense Inc. to pilot blockchain and satellite-connected sensor solutions to track groundwater usage in California.

PhD candidate Maya Livio, left, and undergraduate student Valerie Foley

Beyond Boulder: Students find fresh ways to promote art exhibit on climate change

Feb. 27, 2019

CU Boulder students bring individual perspectives to planning student activities for the CU Art Museum exhibition “Documenting Change,” where art and the natural world meet.

Book from the Latino History Project.

Beyond Boulder: Students shed new light on rich Latino history

Jan. 16, 2019

Three CU Boulder seniors interning with the Latino History Project are helping to document and preserve the past and making historical information available online to the public and for use by teachers in their classrooms.

Dimitri Nakassis and the pylos tablet

Beyond Boulder: Bronze Age bookkeeping tablets reveal complex society

Oct. 17, 2018

Using advanced digital imaging technology, professor and archaeologist Dimitri Nakassis is pioneering new techniques to study ancient Greece.

Sarah Kurnick meets with locals

Beyond Boulder: CU professor and students study ancient Maya ruins

July 16, 2018

Sarah Kurnick and students are working on a community archaeology project at Punta Laguna, a site of significant cultural importance to the contemporary Maya people who live there.

Co-founders of Girls on Rock getting ready to climb the first Flatiron

Beyond Boulder: PhD student introduces teens to science, wilderness skills

April 25, 2018

Motivated to share her wilderness experience and passion for science, Megan Blanchard co-founded Girls on Rock, a tuition-free wilderness excursion for high school girls in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.