High school student participating in a CU Science Discovery field course

Teaching artists help foster STEM learning as part of CU Science Discovery

Oct. 28, 2021

When you were in high school science class, was one of your lead instructors a sculptor? Maybe, but you probably didn’t know about it. Working with teaching artists is one way CU Science Discovery approached its recent field course to foster STEM engagement and career exploration among Colorado high school students.

Downtown Longmont

CEDaR partners with Longmont to develop downtown survey

Oct. 25, 2021

As Longmont recovers from a period of uncertainty, residents can share their vision for the downtown area, thanks in part to CU Boulder’s Community Engagement, Design and Research Center.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking at CU Boulder in 2016

Oct. 25 visit with Dalai Lama offers educators unique opportunity

Oct. 19, 2021

Educators and the community are invited to join a virtual conversation on cultivating compassion and dignity in schools. The Oct. 25 event offers Colorado educators a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help interview the Dalai Lama.

Art easel in a classroom with young children

Kindergartners from low-income schools wait more, move less than wealthier school peers

Oct. 13, 2021

In a massive undertaking, a team of educational researchers traveled to 32 kindergarten classrooms to discover how young children spend their time during a typical day at school.

Robots pouring drinks

Artificial intelligence and education meet in interdisciplinary research

Sept. 30, 2021

Social robots tend to be associated with futuristic science fiction movies, like Vision, the android from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or C-3PO from Star Wars. In reality, they have rewarding applications in the present day.

A person using social media on a phone

Digital wellness program to help combat psychological impacts of social media

July 23, 2021

ATLAS Instructor Annie Margaret is creating a summer program for middle-school girls that will provide strategies adolescents can use to minimize the negative psychological impacts of social media.

An illustration of bee behavior being modeled by a computer

It takes a hive: Community volunteers in honey bee research

July 9, 2021

Two local high school students have been volunteering regularly for over two years in the Peleg Lab, to the benefit of the student-volunteers and to the lab in advancing research.

Cassie Sando, Upward Bound director with summer residential advisors J Sleuth, Hannah Thompson, Cyrstanya Begay, Kaylie Pacheco and Jillian Martinez, assistant director. (Credit: Sue Postema Scheeres)

Upward Bound celebrates 40 years at CU Boulder

July 8, 2021

Since 1981, Upward Bound at CU Boulder has offered rigorous college prep and academic enrichment to more than 4,000 Indigenous high school students. Most participants graduate from high school and attend college.

An aerial image of the CU Boulder campus. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

CU Boulder experts tapped for summit on sexual misconduct

July 7, 2021

Campus experts and students from around the state helped organize the first Colorado Summit on Sexual Misconduct, coming up July 19–20, including CU Boulder employees and a student. Also, CU Boulder's Valerie Simons will give an opening address at the event.

Mariajose Baca, Serene Ferjani and other Colorado high school students climbing on the CU Boulder challenge course. (Credit: Glenn Asakawa, CU Boulder)

Helping high school students bridge to college

July 2, 2021

High school graduates from underserved communities who are heading to CU Boulder in the fall traveled from around Colorado to campus recently to participate in summer bridge programs, which provide academic classes and community-building activities.