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Lab for Playful Computation reimagining computer science for kids

Dec. 7, 2017

ATLAS Institute researchers have developed a suite of novel tools that enable middle-school students to quickly create networks, connect devices, invent apps and design wearable technology.

Shalini Menon

Blind researcher brings magic touch to book project

Dec. 5, 2017

Shalini Menon is helping the campus Build a Better Book Project make tactile materials more accessible for visually impaired children.

Rocky Mountain National Park

National park may broaden exhibits about tribal nations

Nov. 16, 2017

Faculty and students helped develop a plan for how to better represent indigenous histories and ongoing tribal relationships to the land that is now Rocky Mountain National Park.

PhD candidates on the way to commencement

Does faculty productivity really decline with age? New study says no

Oct. 17, 2017

Studies have long shown researchers publish prolifically in the first decade of their career, followed by a decline in productivity. But a CU Boulder study found that stereotype to be "remarkably inaccurate."

Kids viewing infographic on a computer

New national report spotlights innovation in cyberlearning

Oct. 13, 2017

The cyberlearning community, made up of computer and learning scientists who design and study innovative learning technologies, reports on emerging themes in this sphere.

PhET program being used in Cambodia

CU Boulder's PhET recognized for innovation in STEM education

Sept. 26, 2017

PhET Interactive Simulations is one of six winners of the WISE Award, recognizing innovative educational projects that address challenges and bring transformative societal change.

Paper robots created by student at Boulder Public Library makeathon

Paper robots teach kids basic engineering principles

Sept. 21, 2017

CU Boulder researchers are using simple "paper" robots to teach kids basic engineering principles and inspire creativity. Watch the video.

AR soccer ball

Augmented reality app animates local park sculptures

Sept. 18, 2017

A new augmented reality app designed by CU Boulder scientists brings sculptures to life at Lafayette's Geometry Point and at home. Watch the video.

Science Discovery students send a high-altitude balloon into the air

Young engineers aim for the stratosphere at Science Discovery camp

Aug. 11, 2017

A recent Science Discovery camp gave budding engineers a chance to launch a high-altitude balloon to the edge of outer space.

Pallavi Bhusal at SMART

Underrepresented students excel through SMART

Aug. 11, 2017

In the sciences, research experience is critical to getting into graduate school. The SMART program helps level the playing field for underserved students who have not had the opportunity to participate in authentic research.