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.

Bethy Leonardi speaks to attendees at the first-ever Educator Institute for Equity and Justice in 2018

A Queer Endeavor comes of age in Colorado

June 25, 2021

Just before Denver's Pride weekend, the team behind an innovative effort to make classrooms safer for LGBTQ youth discusses how schools shape what people think is normal.

Devon Glover, The Sonnet Man, performing at Gracey Elementary School in Merced, CA

A new spin on Shakespeare: CSF virtual workshop series reaches GenZ through hip-hop

June 24, 2021

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is offering a virtual workshop for kids 12–18 years old is hosting unexpected professionals, including a brilliant rap artist who will teach attendees how to blend classical sonnets with contemporary hip-hop beats.

Colorado Mesa University's Confluence Hall

Families flock to CU-Colorado Mesa University partnership program

June 4, 2021

The partnership between CU Boulder and CMU is a unique opportunity for students to earn a CU Boulder engineering degree while studying in Grand Junction. The program has seen siblings and even twins, and of course is open to individuals as well.

Students stick their heads out of car sunroofs as part of a car parade.

Amid a pandemic, educators reimagine the future of K-12 schools

May 20, 2021

Education researchers are increasingly seeing the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to rethink how we teach kids in the United States, making school curricula more relevant to the lives of young people.

Stephanie Toliver in a comic book store reading an issue of "Ironheart"

Dreaming of new worlds: Stephanie Toliver celebrates Black women in science fiction and fantasy

May 6, 2021

Stephanie Toliver was in college the first time she read a science fiction and fantasy novel featuring a Black woman as a protagonist. Today, she's working to make sure that the next generation of Black girls don't face the same obstacles.

Mark Hernandez in Denver Public Schools classrooms

Confronting COVID-19 with AAU research, like better air filtration in schools

April 29, 2021

CU Boulder is collaborating with the Association of American Universities and others on a series raising awareness about the role of public research universities in times of significant global challenges. In CU Boulder's clip, an environmental engineering team is working with schools to improve air filtration.