This week's top research stories include a study that shows dietary prebiotics improve sleep and buffer stress, a look at ecological change on Niwot Ridge outside Boulder, and new research that suggests that common drugs similar to ibuprofen could help treat sepsis.
You might call someone like Derek Driggs a big-data whisperer. The recipient of an award for doctoral studies, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Driggs is taking his applied mathematics research -- which has implications for scientists and businesses alike -- across the pond.
The city of Boulder is seeking CU Boulder students, faculty and staff who are interested in joining a community working group that will provide input during the planning process for the 30th and Colorado Corridors Study. Letters of interest are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27.
What do lawyers, military experts, poets, artists and ethicists and scientists have to say about drones? Find out at the March 3-4 “Policy, Ethics and the Future of Drones” symposium. It's free and open to the public.
Student writing contest with $500 prizes, due March 21
Are you a CU Boulder student (undergraduate or graduate) working on a research paper, journalistic piece, essay, poem, or short story that touches on a topic related to the American West? Center of the American West is seeking entries for the 18th annual Thompson Awards for Western American Writing. Seven winners will each receive $500. Learn more about the Thompson Awards