NASA chief Bolden spends day with CU-Boulder

April 21, 2014

Rounding out a full day of touring CU-Boulder facilities and meeting with faculty, staff and students, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden spoke to a packed house on the afternoon of April 18, 2014. Bolden acknowledged the close association CU-Boulder has with the space program, calling the university a “pipeline for talent.”

Business community invited to CU-Boulder’s AeroSpace Ventures Day on April 17

April 10, 2014

Members of the business community are invited to attend AeroSpace Ventures Day on April 17 at the University of Colorado Boulder. The all-day event offers aerospace industry technologists, scientists and managers a chance to connect with 24 CU-Boulder faculty members and to learn about technological and scientific advances with applications ranging from human space exploration to climate and weather. Corporate recruiters and hiring managers also are invited to meet with the 140 undergraduate and graduate engineering students who have registered for the event.

CU-Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science sets sights on top 20 ranking

April 9, 2014

Tremendous growth in enrollments and a changing economic, technological and reputational landscape have prompted the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder to set two ambitious new goals for the year 2020. Improvements in the college’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, released in mid-March by U.S. News & World Report, indicate good progress in the right direction.

Three CU-Boulder students win coveted Goldwater scholarships

April 2, 2014

Three University of Colorado Boulder undergraduates have been awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarships for 2014. The scholarships, which are worth up to $7,500 each, are awarded annually to sophomores and juniors across the nation on the basis of high academic merit. The 2014 winners from CU-Boulder are Jasmine Brewer, a junior in engineering physics, Brennan Coffey, a junior in chemical engineering and applied mathematics, and Ryan Dewey, a junior in astrophysics and physics.

CU-Boulder alum and NASA astronaut Steve Swanson heading for space station

March 19, 2014

University of Colorado Boulder alumnus and NASA astronaut Steve Swanson will blast off with two Russian crewmates for the International Space Station March 25, his third mission to the orbiting facility.

Study involving CU shows deadly relationship between huge O-type stars and small forming stars

March 10, 2014

The Orion Nebula is home to hundreds of young stars and even younger protostars known as proplyds. Many of these nascent systems will go on to develop planets, while others will have their planet-forming dust and gas blasted away by the fierce ultraviolet radiation emitted by massive O-type stars that lurk nearby.

JILA physicists discover ‘quantum droplet’ in semiconductor

Feb. 26, 2014

NIST news release JILA physicists used an ultrafast laser and help from German theorists to discover a new semiconductor quasiparticle—a handful of smaller particles that briefly condense into a liquid-like droplet. JILA is a joint institute of CU-Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

JILA’s experimental atomic clock

JILA strontium atomic clock sets new records in both precision and stability

Jan. 22, 2014

Heralding a new age of terrific timekeeping, a research group at JILA—a joint institute of the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology—has unveiled an experimental strontium atomic clock that has set new world records for both precision and stability.

CU-Boulder/NIST physicist honored with 2013 Presidential Early Career Award

Jan. 7, 2014

Ana Maria Rey, a theoretical physicist at JILA, a joint institute of the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has been honored by the White House with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.


CU-Boulder to fly antibiotic experiment, education project on ants to space station

Dec. 13, 2013

A University of Colorado Boulder research center will launch two payloads aboard Orbital Sciences Corp.’s commercial Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station on Dec. 18, including a biomedical antibiotic experiment and an educational K-12 experiment involving ant behavior in microgravity.