an image of the moon

Listening in on the early universe from the far side of the moon

March 27, 2017

A University of Colorado Boulder team has entered into a five-year, $4.5-million cooperative agreement with NASA to become part of a virtual institute to pursue the construction of astronomical observatories on the moon.Read more »
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Nobel laureate Tom Cech wins 2017 Hazel Barnes Prize

March 24, 2017

Distinguished Professor Tom Cech, Colorado’s first Nobel prize winner, has been awarded the 2017 Hazel Barnes Prize, the most distinguished award a faculty member can receive from the university.Read more »
Gifford Miller at Barnes Ice Cap

Last remnant of North American ice sheet on track to vanish

March 20, 2017

A new study on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic shows that the Barnes Ice Cap, the last remnant of the ice sheet that once blanketed much of North America, will disappear in a few hundred years.Read more »
Jamie Principato, along with another person, works with tools.

Blind student aims to help others reach great heights

March 14, 2017

Undergraduate Jamie Principato has not let her blindness interfere with her education, including designing and building space instruments. Now she’s parlaying that experience into workshops to help others solidify their backgrounds in STEM.Read more »
Duke University, University of Virginina basketball players Jan. 2012

The odds of picking a perfect NCAA bracket, explained by a mathematician

March 10, 2017

The odds of filling out a perfect NCAA men’s basketball tournament are beyond impossible, according to applied mathematics professor Mark Ablowitz.Read more »
Boston marathon runners.

Break the two-hour marathon record? It could be done

March 3, 2017

Using mathematical calculations, a new study bears the recipe for how marathoners could break the world record among males, shaving about four and a half minutes off the fastest time.Read more »
An illustration of the arterial system in the human body.

Gut microbes and poor artery health – researchers probe possible link

March 1, 2017

Preliminary evidence shows changes in gut microbiota could contribute to poor artery health with aging. This condition is worsened by eating a "Western diet" high in fat and sugars and low in fiber. With a $3 million grant, CU Boulder researchers are investigating further.Read more »
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Students to celebrate Engineering Days with egg drop, paper airplane contest and model rocket launches

Feb. 22, 2017

As part of the annual Engineering Days, student teams in the engineering college Friday will participate in some fun activities, including an egg drop, a paper airplane contest and a model rocket contest. Come check it out.Read more »
Ben Lewis, Stefanie Countryman and Shelby Bottoms

Students play key biomedical research role – in space

Feb. 15, 2017

Students and faculty at BioServe Space Technologies in aerospace engineering built two biomedical payloads that will be launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Feb. 18 to the International Space Station.Read more »
CU Boulder finalist team for NASA's BIG Idea Challenge

Student team set to take 'game-changing' solution to NASA competition

Feb. 13, 2017

As part of a national competition, four CU Boulder student finalists are taking to NASA their new design proposal – a cargo-delivery spacecraft that could one day assist in establishing a human presence on Mars.Read more »