CU Students to Build Tiny Spacecraft to Observe 'Space Weather' Environment

Dec. 28, 2009

The University of Colorado at Boulder has been awarded $840,000 from the National Science Foundation for students to build a tiny spacecraft to observe energetic particles in space that should give scientists a better understanding of solar flares and their interaction with Earth's atmosphere.Read more »

CU-Boulder Business Students and Alumni Help Make a Difference as Peace Corps Volunteers

Nov. 16, 2009

Combine the youth and idealism often found on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus with a business degree, and the ability to make a difference in the world takes on new dimensions.Read more »

Astronaut Jim Voss Joins CU-Boulder Aerospace Faculty

Sept. 21, 2009

University of Colorado alumnus-astronaut Jim Voss has become the second astronaut to join CU-Boulder's aerospace engineering sciences department following his NASA career, which for Voss included five spaceflights, 202 days in space and four spacewalks.Read more »

Hubble Repair Mission Carrying $70 Million CU Instrument on Track for May 11 Launch

May 6, 2009

A $70 million instrument designed by the University of Colorado at Boulder to probe the evolution of galaxies, stars and intergalactic matter from its perch on the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope is on schedule for its slated May 11 launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard NASA's space shuttle Atlantis.Read more »

Nobel Laureate Tom Cech to Return to University of Colorado in April

April 13, 2009

Nobel laureate Tom Cech is returning to the University of Colorado full time this month after a 10-year stint as president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a nonprofit medical research organization headquartered in Chevy Chase, Md., and one of the nation's largest philanthropies.Read more »

CU-Boulder Students to be at Controls for NASA's March Planet-Hunting Mission

Feb. 19, 2009

University of Colorado at Boulder students will be at the controls of one of NASA's most intriguing missions in recent years following the scheduled March 6 launch of the Kepler spacecraft to hunt down Earth-like planets in other solar systems.Read more »

CU-Boulder Researchers Show Why Peer Discussion Improves Student Performance on 'Clicker' Questions

Jan. 1, 2009

Across the University of Colorado at Boulder campus students are sharing answers, checking their responses to questions against those of their neighbors and making adjustments to those answers in hopes of earning a better grade.Read more »

NASA Selects CU-Boulder to Lead $485 Million Mars Mission

Sept. 15, 2008

In the largest research contract ever awarded to the University of Colorado at Boulder, the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics has been selected by NASA to lead a $485 million orbiting space mission slated to launch in 2013 to probe the past climate of Mars, including its potential for harboring life over the ages.Read more »

CU And Boulder Biotech Company Team Up To Study Pythons For Clues To Heart Disease

Aug. 25, 2008

The University of Colorado at Boulder is teaming up with a Boulder biotechnology company to use pythons, which dramatically increase their heart size for a short time after swallowing prey, as models for new therapeutics to treat cardiac diseases.Read more »

CU-Boulder Professor Receives $200,000 Kimmel Scholar Award For Cancer Research

March 22, 2008

Assistant Professor Hang (Hubert) Yin of the University of Colorado at Boulder's chemistry and biochemistry department has been selected to receive a prestigious Kimmel Scholar Award from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research in Baltimore, the first such award received by a CU-Boulder scientist.Read more »

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