Person taking a saliva test at CU Boulder

Dorm sewage, vials of saliva and a state-of-the-art new lab: Inside CU’s COVID-19 testing plan

Sept. 11, 2020

With millions of students returning in the fall, college and university administrators across the country faced an unprecedented challenge this summer: Devise a plan for controlling an airborne virus, easily spread by people with no symptoms, in an environment where thousands of socially active young adults live in close quarters.

Graduate student Megan Caruso monitors data from an eye-tracking program that can follow a subject's attention as they learn or

New $20 million center to bring artificial intelligence into the classroom

Aug. 26, 2020

A new effort will explore the role that artificial intelligence may play in the future of education and workforce development.

JILA building with the Flatirons in the background

New $115 million quantum systems accelerator to pioneer quantum technologies for discovery science

Aug. 26, 2020

The center will forge the technological solutions needed to harness quantum information science for discoveries that benefit the world.

Maintenance worker viewed through a ventilation fan.

Why better ventilation is key to limiting COVID-19 spread on campus

Aug. 19, 2020

As students return to campus, a mostly behind-the-scenes team of university staff and scientists has been working to make sure that the air they breathe will be as safe as possible.

Molecular, cellular and developmental biology graduate student Quing Yang examines samples as part of the process of a rapid, portable saliva-based COVID-19 test able to return results in 45 minutes in the Sawyer lab at the Biofrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder . (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

Webinars dig into the research shaping CU Boulder's COVID-19-ready campus

Aug. 18, 2020

Learn what we know about COVID-19 from some of CU Boulder's top researchers and operational experts, and how they're helping put science into practice for a safer return. Full recordings of the in-depth discussions from a recent webinar series are available.

Jaylon McGhee

Grad student advancing the aerodynamics of wind turbines

Aug. 18, 2020

Jaylon McGhee is researching next-generation wind turbine designs through a prestigious National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship.

John Crimaldi

Only the nose knows: New international network explores how odors lead to actions

Aug. 17, 2020

A groundbreaking new international research network led by CU Boulder is aimed at understanding how animals use information from odors in their environment to guide behavior, with far-ranging implications for our understanding of the human brain.

Electric car being charged

New engineering research center aims to electrify transportation, expand education

Aug. 4, 2020

CU Boulder will play a major role in a new center focused on developing infrastructure and systems that facilitate the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.

ATLAS graduate student Fiona Bell

ATLAS graduate student assists Accenture Labs with development of self-cleaning textiles

July 31, 2020

Imagine a textile that cleans itself, killing viruses and bacteria and dissolving flecks of embedded organic material. Such a fabric could transform the safety of seating in planes, buses and other public spaces—a particularly appealing prospect in current times.

A component in an extreme ultraviolet laser.

Scientists open new window into the nanoworld

July 15, 2020

Physicists at JILA achieve new feats of wafer-thinness in a study published this week.

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