Nominees and nominators celebrate at Women Who Make a Difference event in December 2021

Celebrating 21 years of women who make a difference

Jan. 18, 2022

Nearly two dozen women were honored recently through the Center for Inclusion and Social Change’s Women Who Make a Difference program for having a positive impact at CU Boulder.

Carrie Proctor

Alumna awarded CMEA Outstanding Young Educator Award

Jan. 14, 2022

Recent alumna Carrie Proctor always knew she wanted to impact young lives by becoming a music educator. Discover her passion to inspire youth through a shared connection to music.

Brown dwarf planet and stars

Astronomy undergraduate wins major scholarship at Cambridge

Jan. 13, 2022

Spencer Hurt, a senior who started his college career without any experience in astrophysics, is one of 16 students to win a 2022–23 Churchill Scholarship, which supports a year of graduate study at Cambridge University.

Ezra McPhail, Amber Hughes and Michael Mendoza at the Colvin competition in Maryland

Home run: Leeds MBAs win national competition through MLB-inspired project

Jan. 12, 2022

A team of Leeds MBAs won a nationwide real estate competition that tested their ability to apply what they've learned in class and on internships.

space

Professor named to science team for 6-satellite NASA orbital mission

Jan. 12, 2022

Professor Jeff Thayer is part of a major new NASA science mission to better understand our sun’s influence on generating space weather.

Engineering Center

Robyn Macdonald earns Air Force grant to push boundaries of hypersonics

Jan. 12, 2022

Macdonald has earned the prestigious Young Investigator Research Program grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to advance the frontiers of hypersonics.

Marisa Westbrook

CU undergrad awarded public health research award

Dec. 22, 2021

Sravya Dhanwada has been awarded the Student Leaders in Public Health Award from the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center. Her project involves better understanding the role of guaranteed basic income on health outcomes among unhoused individuals in the Denver metro area.

Alumnus Kevin Martin

Time magazine names CU Boulder spinoff a top invention

Dec. 10, 2021

Kevin Martin's startup, Unspun, earned Time's best invention of 2021 accolade. The alumnus’ 3D-weaving machine can produce a seamless pair of jeans. The technology was first prototyped in a Department of Mechanical Engineering's senior design course.

Stephen Graham Jones

Champion of blue-collar monsters keeps racking up awards

Dec. 9, 2021

“The Only Good Indians” became a New York Times bestseller and has won a host of awards, now including the 2021 Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award.

Elizabeth Meyer

Elizabeth Meyer receives award for excellence in gender equity in education research

Dec. 7, 2021

The American Educational Research Association selected CU Boulder Associate Professor Elizabeth Meyer for the AERA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Gender Equity in Education Research. There will be a ceremony at 4 p.m. on Dec. 7.

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