Gov. Jared Polis signed a legislative bill into law, declaring Juneteenth a state holiday. The holiday recognizes the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and celebrates the self-determination of Black Americans. This year, the university will offer a floating personal observance day for all leave-eligible faculty and staff.
The assignment: write and test the code for a microcontroller, design and built an insulated casing to hold a camera and protect electronics and batteries from temperatures of approximately -35° Fahrenheit. Students, many of whom began the ATLAS course without much of a technical background, succeeded.
Engineers have studied disaster resilience in housing for decades—exploring and creating better solutions to keep people safe and in place after events like earthquakes. New research aims to take that work further by better incorporating the perspectives and attitudes of those living in impacted homes—particularly women.