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.

Christine Chang

Doctoral student testifies before state senate on artificial intelligence, facial recognition bill

April 12, 2022

Computer science doctoral student Christine Chang was recently invited to testify before the Committee on Business, Labor and Technology on a piece of proposed legislation that deals with artificial intelligence, facial recognition technology and related privacy issues.


Interactive map gets closer to pinpointing African origins erased during slave trade

March 31, 2022

When the transatlantic slave trade began in the early 19th century, there was no record of where in Africa enslaved individuals originated. Now, CU Boulder historians and statisticians are going back in time to better understand where these individuals lived before they boarded slave ships.

stock image of an engineer in the field

Newly published paper revolutionizes global engineering curriculum

March 31, 2022

A new publication headed by the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering seeks to create better alignment among academic programs and sector needs when it comes to training engineers in global development.

Engineering students working with snow

Mechanics of snow course takes advantage of fresh powder

March 18, 2022

Most mechanical engineers will work with materials such as metals, polymers, ceramics and composites during their careers. However, a course taught in CU Boulder's mechanical engineering department asks students to draw inspiration from another material—snow.

Gas tank

New method could lead to cheaper, more efficient ways to capture carbon

March 16, 2022

A new tool developed by CU Boulder researchers could lead to more efficient and cheaper technologies for capturing heat-trapping gases from the atmosphere and converting them into beneficial substances, like fuel or building materials.