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8 public high schools recognized as national Schools of Opportunity

Jan. 22, 2018

The National Education Policy Center recognizes honorees for closing educational opportunity gaps in their communities. This year's recipients join 37 other public high schools in the Schools of Opportunity network.

ocean science competition

Trout Bowl helps local high schoolers develop a future in ocean science

Jan. 17, 2018

The Trout Bowl, which will take place on campus Feb. 3, is a science competition designed to encourage the next generation of young, scientific minds to feed their curiosity about Earth's oceans.

Climate & Sports Student Summit at CU Boulder

CU Boulder hosts K-12 students to connect climate and sports

Dec. 20, 2017

On Dec. 13, more than 80 local elementary, middle and high school students experienced an action-packed day of climate change education and inspiration at the CU Recreation Center.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.