Pre-collegiate Program event

Diversity, learning and student success shine in summer pre-collegiate programs

July 18, 2016

No summer slowdown exists for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement (ODECE). In partnership with academic departments across campus, ODECE hosts more than 1,500 middle and high school students, and soon-to-be freshmen in a variety of summer pre-collegiate programming.

Students working on a lego robotic

Programming robots launches interest in engineering

June 22, 2016

Diego Fierro, 13, hopes to be a mechanical engineer someday. And thanks to a LEGO Robotics: Space Challenge camp at the University of Colorado Boulder, Diego took one step closer to that dream this week. “I’ve never built anything with LEGO Mindstorms before,” Diego explained, as he programmed the robot’s next move. “It’s cool because it gives me an idea of how a machine works, how every piece is important and has a job.”

Cutting the ribbon at the formal dedication ceremony of Geometry Point

Playing with math at Geometry Point in Lafayette

May 26, 2016

After five years and the hard work of nearly 200 students, faculty and community members, Geometry Point at Romero Park in Lafayette is now open. Filled with colorful geometric shapes, math equations and artful displays of arithmetic, the park was designed to make math fun.

 3 men standing on the edge of a river in the San Luis Valley

Learning to be lawyers one ditch at a time

May 24, 2016

For Professor Sarah Krakoff and students from CU-Boulder, spring marks a transition from the halls of the Wolf Law Building to the fields of the San Luis Valley. Since 2012, Krakoff and her law students have regularly trekked to one of the largest high altitude deserts in the world, where they clear debris from irrigation ditches or acequias and provide free legal assistance to farmers whose water rights are in question.

 Balkarn (Kern) Shahi with 2 students

Puksta Scholar bridges Lafayette’s digital divide

May 20, 2016

According to the 2013 census, one in four Americans does not have internet access at home, and those with the lowest median income rates are most affected. The digital divide problem in Lafayette puts low-income students at a disadvantage, a reality that hit close to home for Balkarn (Kern) Shahi, who grew up in Lafayette and attended local public schools.

Weld County high school students present air quality research at symposium

CU Boulder helps high schoolers conduct air quality research

May 19, 2016

CU Boulder Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Michael Hannigan conducts air quality research with Delta and Weld County high schoolers.

 Boy and girl reading a book in the writing class

Kids weave tales of snakes and eagles and bears

May 19, 2016

Two first graders walk into a class. They open a science book they wrote together. They read it to college students, who clap and ask questions. This is no joke. It’s a joint effort of a writing class at CU-Boulder and a first-grade class at Bear Creek Elementary School.

National report finds school leaders value, widely use educational research

May 11, 2016

A new, sweeping national study of educational research use among school and district leaders finds generally positive attitudes toward the value of research and frequent use of research for decision-making. The report was published by the National Center for Research in Policy and Practice (NCRPP), which is funded by Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education and housed at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education.

Navajo women being interviewed for radio broadcast

Radio broadcast of Navajo women's views on energy now online

May 3, 2016

Beth Osnes, CU Boulder associate professor of theatre and dance, has created a radio documentary about energy with the Navajo Nation that is being syndicated by Native Voice 1 around the country.

Group looking at seeds

$1 Million in Innovative Seed Grant Program awards announced

April 29, 2016

CU-Boulder’s Innovative Seed Grant program is awarding $1 million through 23 grants that take investigators in creative and sometimes high-risk, high-reward directions, like a new project exploring the relationship between climate change and political instability in the Middle East.