Aerospace engineering students with SHAMU whale-scouting drone

Pushing Boundaries: To save the whales, engineering students take to the skies

Feb. 14, 2018

What happens when aerospace engineering students come together with marine biologists to help save sperm whales from harm and potential extinction? The SHAMU whale-scouting drone system.Read more »
Nora Barpal poses with euphonium at Grusin Music Hall

Students in Focus: Charting a new career with Entrepreneurship Center for Music

Feb. 9, 2018

When Nora Barpal saw the many music career possibilities available to her at CU, confused about how to proceed, she turned to the Entrepreneurship Center for Music to help her chart a new path.Read more »
Photo of Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's book

Frankenstein turns 200: We dare you to stitch together your own creation

Jan. 31, 2018

Mary Shelley's monster came alive on the page, launching what has been argued to be the first true science-fiction-horror novel. Now, University Libraries is daring students to craft their own Frankenstein creation.Read more »
Two students with their telerobotic model

Students in Focus: How to control lunar robots from space

Jan. 30, 2018

Humans have already been to the moon, but two engineering undergraduates have their eyes set on helping humans explore the entire solar system with the aid of robotic partners.Read more »
VeRVE CollisionZ street dance team performing in studio, photo by Ryan Dixon

Pushing Boundaries: Street dance team in sync for spring competition

Jan. 17, 2018

VeRVE strives to build a strong and diverse community to motivate, entertain and bring people together through dance, shining a positive light on street dance and hip-hop and the true meaning behind them.Read more »
Building made of tin

Beyond Boulder: In rural Colorado, art students draw on the landscape

Dec. 6, 2017

Art and Rural Environments Field School is designed for students interested in exploring the unique relationship between art and the Western American environment.Read more »
Madalyn Kern stands in the Idea Forge with a prosthetic leg

Alumni in Focus: Adjustable prosthesis offers mobility to the masses

Nov. 21, 2017

As an amputee's residual limb inevitably changes shape, the prosthetic leg socket will no longer fit, becoming nearly useless. Enter CU Boulder mechanical engineering PhD graduate Madalyn Kern.Read more »
Photo of six students who are members of the Volt Vision team

Pushing Boundaries: Students develop eye-activated controller for people of all abilities

Nov. 6, 2017

With the blink of an eye, users of a hands-free device can control an electric wheelchair, operate a drone or lock the front door, regardless of their physical capacities.Read more »
Photo of printmaker Melanie Yazzie in her studio

Faculty in Focus: Printmaker finds inspiration in students, global connections

Nov. 1, 2017

It’s been many years since Melanie Yazzie made the painting that set the course of her career. But the CU Boulder professor vividly remembers the joy she felt the day she painted a blue elephant.Read more »
Sarah Crump poses in front of an Arctic glacier

Beyond Boulder: Digging in the Arctic mud for answers to climate change

Oct. 18, 2017

Paleoclimatologist Sarah Crump, a PhD student and INSTARR researcher, studies the effects of climate variability in the Canadian Arctic by analyzing ancient DNA from lake sediment.Read more »