CU Boulder astronomy and physics student Sam Strabala searches for sunspots with middle schoolers in Keenesburg, Colorado as part of a science outreach program.

CU-STARs brings wonder of space down to Earth for Colorado students

Oct. 17, 2016

CU-STARs (Science, Technology and Astronomy Recruits) outreach program brings space down to Earth for Colorado middle and high school students through inflatable planetariums, a solar system built out of Legos that orbits a lightbulb "sun" and other hands-on learning opportunities.

Glenwood High School senior Keyla Contreras and Summit County High School students Lizbeth Serrano and Nancy Higuera in an advanced chemistry lab at CU Boulder last summer.

College more than just a dream for Western Slope students

Oct. 10, 2016

With support from CU Boulder, two programs on the Western Slope of Colorado are preparing first-generation middle and high school students for college, providing them mentorship, academic skills and other tools to help them graduate from high school and enroll in college.

CU Transfer students on a tour Oct. 28, 2016, of the Colorado Space Grant Consortium, located in the Discovery Learning Center.

Pathway to STEM degrees made smoother for community college students

Oct. 4, 2016

CU Boulder is partnering with five Colorado community colleges to strengthen pathways for students to transfer more easily from two-year colleges to CU Boulder, especially students interested in science.

Lucentio with guitar in Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew"

Tackling bullying in schools with bilingual Shakespeare, all-female cast

Oct. 3, 2016

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is taking its all-female, bilingual tour of "The Taming of the Shrew" to Colorado schools. "The Taming of the Shrew" is the latest title in CSF’s Shakespeare & Violence Prevention series, which combines live performance and classroom workshops to empower students to become “upstanders” vs. “bystanders” when they see bullying happen around them.

Colorado Law students Adria Robinson and Dave Digiacomo in 2011 talk with a group of South High School students in Denver as part of the Constitution Day Program. (Photo by Patrick Campbell/University of Colorado)

Promoting constitutional literacy in high schools across the state

Sept. 16, 2016

Colorado Law students and alumni, as well as local attorneys, are visiting schools everywhere in Colorado from Glenwood Springs to Wray, Parker, Longmont, Fort Collins, Denver and beyond to guide discussions as part of the annual Constitution Day Program offered by the Byron R. White Center.

CU Boulder psychology student works with families at the Children's Museum in Denver last spring thanks to Outreach Award.

Bumper crop of outreach projects announced

Sept. 12, 2016

With $560,000, faculty are crisscrossing the state educating people about every academic topic imaginable. And they're doing it with $200,000 more than last year, thanks to increased funding from the Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost and the Division of Continuing Education.

Students at Rainier Beach HS holding a recognition banner

Education center recognizes 20 schools, including Boulder's New Vista H.S.

Sept. 12, 2016

CU Boulder's National Education Policy Center recognized 20 inspiring high schools nationwide - including Boulder's own New Vista High School - as 2016 “Schools of Opportunity,” schools striving to close opportunity gaps by improving learning outcomes for all students.

Students at an anti-bullying teach-in using Shakespeare

Video shows youth how to be "upstanders" with Shakespeare

Aug. 28, 2016

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is branching out in its efforts to curb bullying among young people in Colorado schools. Beyond visiting schools with its "upstander" message, the festival - in partnership with the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, also based at CU Boulder - has created an educational video with an important message: you have the choice to make your world a safer place.

A CU engineering student helps a patient at the paper airplanes table during STEAM camp at Children's Hospital.

Outreach program brings STEAM camp to hospitalized youngsters

Aug. 25, 2016

A new CU Science Discovery program funded by the Office of Outreach and Engagement challenges CU Boulder undergraduates to design and create STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) kits for children being treated at Children's Hospital Colorado.

Casa de la Experanza students

Launching rockets and STEM dreams for first-generation students

Aug. 17, 2016

Middler-schoolers from Casa de la Esperanza, a housing community for agricultural workers and families, are learning about space and how to build rockets alongside CU students and scientists. Not only that, they're setting themselves up to be the first in their families to pursue higher education.