Rows of storage in a room holding computing technology.

CU Boulder to play leading role in $10 million cyberinfrastructure initiative

April 22, 2022

CU Boulder will lead a five-year, $10 million National Science Foundation-funded initiative to reimagine cyberinfrastructure user support services and delivery to keep pace with the evolving needs of academic scientific researchers.

silicon wafer center-finding improvement device

Mechanical engineering students aim to make silicon wafer inspections more efficient

April 21, 2022

The global shortage of semiconductors—the computer chips that products such as smartphones, laptops, cars and even washing machines rely on—are motivating engineers to improve the inspection of the silicon wafers from which semiconductors are fabricated. To help, students have built a silicon wafer center-finding improvement device.

A team takes a 3D scan of a Triceratops skull on display in a museum hall

CU Boulder’s beloved Triceratops returning home to Smithsonian

April 20, 2022

The fossil skull of a Triceratops has sat on display on campus since 1981. Now, the specimen is heading back to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, where paleontologists will continue to study it to answer new questions about this fan-favorite dinosaur species.

Dan Larremore

CU Boulder mathematician earns nation’s highest early-career award for COVID research

April 20, 2022

Dan Larremore has won the Alan T. Waterman Award for his instrumental research on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and rapid testing. The prestigious award is the National Science Foundation’s highest honor for early-career scientists.

student holds soft robot

Mechanical engineering students develop soft robot to improve lung examinations

April 19, 2022

Seniors are working with Medtronic to design a soft robot that would give physicians more control as they examine the deepest part of a patient's lung and make the procedure less abrasive for the patient.

A spiral channel embedded in plastic

How to print a robot from scratch: New 3D-printing approach melds solids, liquids

April 18, 2022

Engineers have developed a new way to 3D-print liquid and solid materials together, potentially leading to more dynamic and useful products—from robots to wearable electronic devices.

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, right, tours the lab of physicist Jun Ye at JILA in December 2021.

5 things you should know about being a quantum physicist

April 14, 2022

Three CU Boulder graduate students discuss the ins and outs of quantum physics—including how the field will help us send secret messages using unbreakable codes.

Female panelists

JILA, CUbit partner with companies for panel discussion: Women in quantum

April 14, 2022

A recent panel discussion brought together individuals from both quantum research and the quantum industry. The female panelists discussed diversity issues in the field, the rich quantum ecosystem in Colorado and more.

Mechanical engineering students with their scrap metal disposal device

Mechanical engineering students build machine to automate scrap metal disposal

April 13, 2022

Students have created a device that makes the disposal of scrap metal safer and more efficient. The group completed the design as part of their Senior Design project sponsored by Accu-Precision, a Littleton-based manufacturer of custom parts for customers in aerospace and industrial sectors.


New software aims to speed, improve identification of DNA variations that lead to cancer

April 13, 2022

Researchers have been trying to quickly and accurately identify the parts of DNA that lead to genetic disorders such as cancer. A new software tool could improve that process and lead to the more tailored treatment and understanding of cancers from patient to patient.