Oakland Bay Bridge

Civil engineering alumna advancing disaster risk reduction

March 28, 2023

Casie Venable currently works in San Francisco for Arup, a global collective of designers, engineers and consultants dedicated to sustainable development.

Katie Chambers in front of the U.S. capitol building

Certificate programs and research shaped civil engineering alumna’s time at CU Boulder

March 22, 2023

With a full-ride scholarship for a doctoral program, Katie Chambers studied water, sanitation and hygiene in low-income settings during her time at CU Boulder. She now works for the U.S. government.

Majid Zamani in the classroom

Working toward safer autonomous systems

Feb. 23, 2023

Majid Zamani is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science. He leads the Hybrid Control Systems Lab and helps protect human life through safer autonomous systems.

Orit Peleg

Talking with the fireflies: Orit Peleg receives CAREER Award

Feb. 23, 2023

The assistant professor of computer science has just received $900,000 over the next five years to learn how fireflies in a swarm synchronize their lighting displays. She's using LEDs, VR and big tents in the wilderness to signal to the fireflies...and they're signaling back.

Shelby Buckley

Environmental engineering on an icebreaker ship at the North Pole

Feb. 6, 2023

Shelby Buckley has made the research trip of a lifetime—studying the impacts of climate change up close and personal on a five-week trip to the Arctic aboard an icebreaking ship.

Gas Works Park in Seattle

Compromised oil and gas wells pose risks to groundwater in Weld County

Jan. 5, 2023

When gas leaks into and contaminates a household water well near an oil and gas drilling site, there is always a question of where it came from. Is it from a failure in the drilling or did the gas migrate naturally? New research from CU Boulder could help definitively answer that question.

student studying in the Engineering Center

Shakespeare, theater-themed engineering class offers interdisciplinary experience

Dec. 8, 2022

The final Entrepreneurial Product Development project seemed straightforward. But the professor wanted to push her students out of their comfort zones, so she's enlisted a Theatre & Dance professor to add a twist to the assignment.

Laurel Hind in the lab

Building the body better: Prof's immune cell function research receives $1.8M award

Dec. 8, 2022

Laurel Hind has received a $1.8 million award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study white blood cells called neutrophils. Her team’s long-term goal: to identify new targets for therapeutic development.

Anchorage, Alaska

Optimizing computational models to better understand marine ecosystem

Nov. 29, 2022

An early and ongoing love for the water and the place where he grew up informs Skyler Kern’s doctoral research, which optimizes computational models of biogeochemical processes to one day inform climate change policy.

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CU Boulder lands $750K research grant for 5th-generation communications security

Oct. 27, 2022

CU Boulder is leading an interdisciplinary military-oriented research project to enable secure use of 5G networks controlled by an adversary.