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.Read more »

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.Read more »

CU-Boulder Named One Of Three U.S. Schools To Receive Presidential Award For Exemplary Student Community Service

Feb. 10, 2008

Andra Wilkinson is one of 13,397 reasons the University of Colorado at Boulder is one of only three colleges and universities in the United States to receive a Presidential Award for General Community Service.Read more »

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.Read more »

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.Read more »

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.Read more »

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