Young students participating in SCOPE program

Meet a scientist, be a scientist: Outreach program emphasizes inclusion

Feb. 29, 2024

CU Boulder's Science Community Outreach Program and Education (S.C.O.P.E.) works with underrepresented middle schoolers to build a science identity before kids lose interest or think they cannot be scientists due to lack of representation.

Students filming something on campus

New center designed to inspire curiosity, community and action in environmental science

Feb. 21, 2024

The new CIRES Center for Education, Engagement, and Evaluation is dedicated to three broad goals: excellence and inclusion in environmental science education; career development and training for scientists; and engaging with diverse audiences.

the leads and artists of the LASP Artist in Residence Program

LASP artists-in-residence program hosts local elementary students

Feb. 12, 2024

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at CU Boulder recently hosted elementary students as part of Empty Space: A LASP Artist in Residence Program. The Boulder Public Library will feature the students’ artwork.

aerial view of a snowy campus

5 faculty selected for Community Perspectives Program

Feb. 1, 2024

Five faculty members have been selected to join the Office for Outreach and Engagement’s Community Perspectives program—a professional development program offering each cohort the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and skills as publicly and community-engaged scholars.

Community college students setting up to take measurements on Bald Mountain in July 2015

Students build science identity through immersive research experience

Jan. 8, 2024

Recent CU Boulder-led work suggests students gain more confidence in their ability to do science and a greater sense of belonging in the science community through immersive research experiences.

Screenshot of a virtual summit session

Environmental data science lab hosts virtual hackathon

Dec. 18, 2023

Participants from around the world who attended the three-day Environmental Mosaic summit hosted by CU Boulder’s Environmental Data Science Innovation & Inclusion Lab used data and artificial intelligence to tackle environmental challenges. Winners will dig deeper in person next year.

Jorge Santiago Ramírez and Kaitlyn Bishay examine a research poster at the 2023 Upper Colorado River Basin Water Forum

A connection that crosses 250 miles

Dec. 7, 2023

Grand Junction and Boulder sit on opposite sides of the Continental Divide. As far apart as these cities are, they’re brought together by a commitment to water conservation, as years of heavy drought dwindle the state’s water supply.

Volunteers at the voting location at the Turtle Mountain Reservation in North Dakota

Empowering Native voices: The Natives Vote Initiative

Dec. 7, 2023

In 2018, a change in North Dakota’s requirements posed a potential threat to the voting rights of tribal members. In response, the Natives Vote team was launched to address the unique challenges Native communities face exercising their right to vote.

STEM Launch students Delilah Viano (left) and Adriana Schisel (right) stop to look at a burn scar along the Fern Lake Trail

Day in national park helps students see forest recovery in real time

Dec. 6, 2023

Eighth graders from STEM Launch, a school in Thornton, spent weeks learning about CIRES’ Future of Forests curriculum, followed by a day at Rocky Mountain National Park.

boy wearing headphones and doing school work on a laptop

Humans and computers work together for tutoring success

Nov. 6, 2023

CU Boulder was chosen to join the new Learning Engineering Virtual Institute with the aim of doubling the rate of middle school math learning within five years by building a hybrid human-AI tutoring platform that will reach over 275,000 diverse, low-income students.

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