Engineering Days, Spring Design Expo scheduled at CU-Boulder

April 18, 2013

Engineering students at the University of Colorado Boulder are gearing up for several days of intensive activity next week, when they will celebrate Engineering Days and display their hands-on design projects at the annual spring Engineering Design Expo. Engineering Days, or E-Days, is an annual celebration of the engineering profession organized by the University of Colorado Engineering Council, or UCEC, and student honor societies. Activities include a water rocket launch, high school and college egg drops, a carnival and other fun activities for students.

CU-Boulder students continue stellar record in international math modeling competition

April 17, 2013

Two University of Colorado Boulder undergraduate student teams have been named among the 11 top winners from a field of 5,636 teams that entered the 2013 international Mathematical Contest in Modeling this spring. Only 375 teams, or 6 percent of those entering the contest, were from the United States. The others were from Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

New CU-Boulder study looks at microbial differences between parents, kids and dogs

April 17, 2013

As much as dog owners love their children, they tend to share more of themselves, at least in terms of bacteria, with their canine cohorts rather than their kids.

Aerobic exercise may protect cognitive abilities of heavy drinkers, says CU study

April 16, 2013

Aerobic exercise may help prevent and perhaps even reverse some of the brain damage associated with heavy alcohol consumption, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study.

New business minor available for non-business majors

April 16, 2013

Beginning in fall 2013, a new 12-hour minor will be available to non-business majors at CU-Boulder. The new business minor, housed in the Leeds School of Business, has been uniquely designed for non-business students so that they can effectively perform in an emerging global business environment.

In sex, happiness hinges on keeping up with the Joneses, CU-Boulder study finds

April 15, 2013

Sex apparently is like income: People are generally happy when they keep pace with the Joneses and they’re even happier if they get a bit more. That’s one finding of Tim Wadsworth, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder, who recently published the results of a study of how sexual frequency corresponds with happiness. As has been well documented with income, the happiness linked with having more sex can rise or fall depending on how individuals believe they measure up to their peers, Wadsworth found.

CU-Boulder to receive $36 million from NASA for space weather mission

April 12, 2013

The University of Colorado Boulder will receive roughly $36 million from NASA to build and operate a space instrument for a mission led by the University of Central Florida that will study Earth’s upper atmosphere to learn more about the disruptive effects of space weather.

Small satellites becoming big deal for CU-Boulder students

April 11, 2013

For some University of Colorado Boulder undergraduates, designing, building and flying small satellites is becoming a large part of their hands-on education.

First objective measure of pain discovered in brain scan patterns by CU-Boulder study

April 10, 2013

For the first time, scientists have been able to predict how much pain people are feeling by looking at images of their brains, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

CU-Boulder welcomes class of 2017 with Admitted Student Day

April 8, 2013

On Saturday April 6, thousands of bright and eager incoming freshmen and their families arrived on the University of Colorado Boulder campus for Admitted Student Day . The day consists of information sessions, open houses, tours, receptions and an information fair. “CU is so beautiful and I liked all the programs and opportunities,” said incoming freshman Erin Berry.