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Boulder Faculty Assembly celebrates 9 award winners for outstanding achievements

April 13, 2021

The Boulder Faculty Assembly held a virtual ceremony April 6 to honor this year's nine BFA Excellence Award winners. In attendance were members of CU leadership, colleagues, nominators, friends and family.

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38 graduate students receive National Science Foundation fellowships

April 8, 2021

The campus community is celebrating this year's 38 recipients of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship, a prestigious award that recognizes and supports outstanding students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. There were also several honorable mentions.

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2 CU undergrads named prestigious Goldwater Scholars

April 6, 2021

Anna McTigue and Spencer Hurt are among only 410 college students from across the U.S. in 2021 to be awarded Goldwater Scholarships, which reward juniors and seniors who are actively conducting research in math, science and engineering.

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2 faculty members receive esteemed Distinguished Research Lectureship

April 5, 2021

Victor Bright of Mechanical Engineering and Kent Hutchison of Psychology and Neuroscience have been selected to receive the 2020 Distinguished Research Lectureship—among the most esteemed honors bestowed by faculty upon a faculty member at CU Boulder.

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CU's top startups garner $30K at New Venture Challenge specialty prize nights

April 2, 2021

Winners representing all corners of campus were awarded $30,000 for competitions in the categories of impact, newcomer and female founder. The New Venture Challenge championships will be held April 13.

Former undergraduate researcher Elizabeth Lombardi talks with Professor Barbara Demmig-Adams in the greenhouse on the roof of the Ramaley building at the University of Colorado Boulder. (Photo by Casey A. Cass/University of Colorado)

Professor Barbara Demmig-Adams wins 2021 Hazel Barnes Prize

April 1, 2021

Biologist Barbara Demmig-Adams has won the 2021 Hazel Barnes Prize, the most distinguished award a faculty member can receive from the University of Colorado Boulder.

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CU Hyperloop team 'digs in' for chance at victory

March 31, 2021

The CU Boulder Hyperloop team is one of only a dozen finalists for The Boring Company’s Not-A-Boring Competition, rubbing shoulders with the likes of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zurich.

The CU Sounding Rocket Lab team at a launch in November 2019

CU Sounding Rocket Lab: On a mission to space

March 31, 2021

Only one student rocketry team has successfully passed the internationally-accepted boundary of space, the 100km Karman line. The CU Boulder Sounding Rocket Lab will join that league soon—they know it won't be easy, but they're ready for the challenge.

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Meet Hunter Sherraden, student-employee of the year

March 30, 2021

Read more about Hunter Sherraden, student-employee of the year, and the other 2020–21 nominees.

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Kyri Baker to address long-standing grid optimization problems with CAREER award

March 24, 2021

Assistant Professor Kyri Baker, who is based in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, was recently awarded an NSF CAREER Award to revolutionize the way electric power grids operate.