Marinus Smith Awards

Faculty, staff recognized with student-nominated Marinus Smith Awards

April 22, 2021

Twenty-one faculty and staff members were recognized this year through the Marinus Smith Awards for the positive impacts they have made on their students. See who they are.

Sherri Cook

Finding sustainable solutions to wicked water problems

April 21, 2021

Professor Sherri Cook has been honored by the National Science Foundation with a five-year $510,000 CAREER Award to study water treatment technologies and build models to help local governments and water operators improve their infrastructure and water quality.

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program celebrates outstanding mentors

April 21, 2021

UROP is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Outstanding Mentor Awards, which recognize CU Boulder faculty for their role mentoring undergraduate research and creative projects.

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CU Boulder unveils names of Research & Innovation Seed Grant recipients

April 19, 2021

Totaling $700,000, the 2021 grant awards announced by the Office of the Provost and the Research & Innovation Office are going toward 16 new proposals for up to $50,000 each, including two new CU Boulder Grand Challenge projects.

Evan Kirk and Claire Meyer demonstrate how thermal testing for the PortaVax device is set up

From vaccines to plants: New Venture Challenge finalists focus on saving lives

April 16, 2021

The 13th annual New Venture Challenge finals awarded $150,000 in prize money and investments for new innovations designed by CU Boulder students, employees and alumni.

Casey Fiesler

Intervention: How ethical speculation could prevent future tech trouble

April 16, 2021

For the next chapter of her career, with an NSF CAREER grant, Casey Fiesler—who studies technology ethics, internet law and policy, and online communities—will launch a five-year research project on ethical speculation in technology design.

Michael Radelet

Is the end of the death penalty in sight? Michael Radelet says ‘yes’

April 16, 2021

The nation’s largest anti-death penalty organization recently honored Sociology Professor Michael Radelet, on the eve of his retirement, for a lifetime of research examining the true societal costs of capital punishment.

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CU Boulder mathematicians named Simons Fellows in Mathematics

April 15, 2021

Katherine Stange and Jonathan Wise are among 40 mathematicians nationwide to win this fellowship, which aims to allow scholars to focus on research for the "long periods often necessary for significant advances in their disciplines."

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CU student named Truman Scholar

April 15, 2021

Joris Alawoe, a CU Boulder junior majoring in political science, has been named a Truman Scholar, a prestigious honor that includes $30,000 for graduate study at an institution of his choice.

Magnus Boee

Magnus Boee named National Men's Nordic Skier of the Year

April 15, 2021

The Buffs sophomore capped off a championship year by being named National Men's Nordic Skier of the Year by the United States Collegiate Ski Coaches Association.