CU method projected to meet DOE cost targets for solar thermal hydrogen fuel production

May 12, 2011

A report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy has concluded that a novel University of Colorado Boulder method of producing hydrogen fuel from sunlight is the only approach among eight competing technologies that is projected to meet future cost targets set by the federal agency.

Study shows integrative teaching methods double learning in physics classroom

May 12, 2011

Interactive teaching methods significantly improved attendance and doubled both engagement and learning in a large physics class, according to a University of British Columbia study involving University of Colorado Boulder Distinguished Professor Carl Wieman that is being published today in Science.

Two CU-Boulder faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 4, 2011

Two faculty members from the University of Colorado Boulder have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, a top honor recognizing scientists and engineers for distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

CU student team leader for Space Dust Counter to receive doctorate May 6

May 4, 2011

After six years of helping operate NASA spacecraft and satellites, Andrew Poppe will receive his doctoral degree in physics from the University of Colorado Boulder on May 6.

$2 million endowed chair in Jewish history bolsters fast-growing CU-Boulder program

May 4, 2011

To honor a father who stoked their love of history and respect for civil rights, Boulder sisters and University of Colorado Boulder alumnae Midge Korczak and Leslie Singer Lomas have donated $2 million to endow the Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History at CU-Boulder.

Three CU-Boulder students receive prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

May 3, 2011

Three University of Colorado Boulder students have won 2011 Goldwater Scholarships, recognizing top work in math, science or engineering among undergraduates nationally.

Ancient bipedal hominid dubbed 'Nutcracker Man' preferred grass to nuts, new study finds

May 2, 2011

An ancient, bipedal hominid sporting a set of powerful jaws and huge molars that earned it the nickname "Nutcracker Man" likely didn't crack nuts at all, preferring instead to slurp up vast quantities of grasses and sedges, says a new study.

CU Law School students to install cookstoves in Peru, combating poverty and global warming

May 2, 2011

CU Law School students to install cookstoves in Peru, combating poverty and global warming

CU applied mathematics professor Harvey Segur to receive 2011 Hazel Barnes Prize

May 2, 2011

Harvey Segur, a professor of applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been selected to receive the 2011 Hazel Barnes Prize, the highest faculty recognition for teaching and research awarded by the university.

CU-Boulder leading study of wind turbine wakes

April 26, 2011

While wind turbines primarily are a source of renewable energy, they also produce wakes of invisible ripples that can affect the atmosphere and influence wind turbines downstream -- an issue being researched in a newly launched study led by the University of Colorado Boulder's Julie Lundquist, assistant professor in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences department.

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