Women wave American flags at an election event

Women who run for office inspire others to do the same, study suggests

Aug. 28, 2018

As a record number of women seek seats in Congress, CU Boulder and Notre Dame researchers probe the motivations behind the trend.

Shape shifting material

Shape-shifting material can morph, reverse itself using heat, light

Aug. 24, 2018

A square peg in a round hole? No problem. New material developed by CU Boulder engineers can transform into complex, pre-programmed shapes via light and temperature stimuli, and back again.

Blake Leeper sprints around the track at CU Boulder

'Leep' of faith: CU scientists testing world's fastest blade runner

Aug. 24, 2018

Elite sprinter Blake Leeper recently visited CU Boulder for testing that could determine whether he can vie for a spot at the 2020 Olympics. Leeper was born without legs and runs with prosthetic blades.

E. coli

The unexpected upside of E. coli

Aug. 22, 2018

Best known as a pathogen that causes food poisoning or steals nutrients away from its host, E. coli actually plays a critical role in promoting health by producing a compound that helps cells take up iron.

Leonard Bernstein

College of Music celebrates legendary composer Leonard Bernstein

Aug. 22, 2018

This fall, the College of Music is joining a worldwide celebration of acclaimed composer Leonard Bernstein as it presents CU Bernstein at 100.

Colorado capitol building.

State economy adding thousands more jobs than expected, report predicts

Aug. 20, 2018

The state is on pace to add about 15,000 more jobs than expected in 2018, according to a new report from the Leeds Business Research Division.

Students race robot

Students race robots, write code at hands-on summer camp

Aug. 17, 2018

A STEM camp this summer, held at Casa de la Esperanza, a housing community and learning center for migrant workers and their families, gave K-12 students a crash course in robotics.


Deciphering the Parkinson's disease puzzle

Aug. 15, 2018

Researchers are working to unlock the secrets of Parkinson's disease and make life better for its sufferers.

scientist with cellulose

Cheers to that: Beer waste transformed into energy-efficient window covering

Aug. 13, 2018

Physicists have developed an insulating gel that they say could coat the windows of habitats in space, allowing the settlers inside to trap and store energy from the sun.

Rychen Ly with student

Students in Focus: 'The Yuccans' bring nature education to Mesa Verde

Aug. 10, 2018

In June, nine students from CU Boulder gave visitors to Mesa Verde National Park an education in yucca plants and other facets of Colorado ecology.