CU Boulder has several thousand student employees who perform countless services with enthusiasm, dedication and initiative. Learn about this year's Student Employee of the Year, the runner up for the award and the 35 other nominees—all outstanding members of our community.
Mike Klymkowsky, a molecular, cellular and developmental biology professor who saved students over $5 million in textbook costs by making his co-authored texts open access, is being honored with the Open Educator Award.
The assistant professor of computer science has just received $900,000 over the next five years to learn how fireflies in a swarm synchronize their lighting displays. She's using LEDs, VR and big tents in the wilderness to signal to the fireflies...and they're signaling back.
At the Colorado Board of Education February meeting, all of the School of Education’s teacher preparation programs were lauded and received sweeping reauthorization. CU Boulder was praised for its “true partnerships” with districts and reading instruction, an area where very few other university programs have earned reauthorization on the first pass.
Two professors are being recognized for inventions that could have “real impact on the welfare of society.” Corrella Detweiler and Wei Zhang have been named senior members of the National Academy of Inventors.