Participants of INSPIRE conference

Building education satellites: CU Boulder leads international team

Aug. 22, 2017

CU Boulder has joined forces with universities and space agencies from around the world in an international effort to design and build small satellites as a way to train future scientists and engineers.

Illustration of asteroid impact from 66 billion years ago

Dinosaur-killing asteroid could have thrust Earth into 2 years of darkness

Aug. 21, 2017

Tremendous amounts of soot following a massive asteroid strike 66 million years ago would have plunged Earth into darkness for nearly two years, according to a news release from NCAR.

Attendees of the first annual LISA 2020 Symposium in Morocco

Harnessing the power of data science with global stat labs

Aug. 2, 2017

Collecting statistics is one thing. Communicating vast quantities of data in a way that helps researchers arrive at solutions to real-world problems is another.

air quality monitoring equipment set up at Boulder Reservoir

Tracking Boulder's air quality in real time

July 21, 2017

An automated emissions monitoring system at Boulder Reservoir tracks methane and other harmful atmospheric gases in real time. Read more, listen to the podcast or watch the video.

a glacier in Antarctica

Black carbon persists in snow and ice around the world

June 30, 2017

A new INSTAAR study shows significant amounts of dissolved black carbon can persist in both pristine and non-pristine areas of snow around the world.

researchers at the Niwot Ridge research site

Skiing for science at 12,000 feet—in June

June 12, 2017

Earlier this month, INSTAAR researchers took their annual snow survey in the Green Lakes Valley, part of the city of Boulder watershed. The measurements are important for the state's water and fire management agencies.

Students walking to class near Hellems Arts and Sciences

Calder, Lacerenza and Mwaffo awarded postdoctoral fellowships

June 6, 2017

Jeremy Calder, Christina Lacerenza and Violet Mwaffo have been selected from over 100 applicants as recipients of the 2017 Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship.

View of Italy from space

Our space, our future: Grand Challenge calling for proposals

June 1, 2017

The Grand Challenge initiative this week announced a new campus-wide call for proposals to build on and expand the accomplishments of current programs and efforts, due July 1.

Person using smartphone with map illustration in the background

Calling all mappers: Campus to host OpenStreetMap conference in October

May 25, 2017

The OpenStreetMap conference, State of the Map US, will bring together a range of creators and users of mapping technology and data to share ideas, technologies and inspiration. The call for conference ideas closes July 31.

Distinguished Professor Margaret Murnane and Professor Henry Kapteyn, both of the physics department.

Federal dollars spark aerospace, biotech, laser spin-offs

April 26, 2017

As Congress determines the funding levels for the federal science agencies for fiscal years 2017 and 2018, a new report highlights 102 spin-off companies – three from the University of Colorado Boulder – that demonstrate how investments in basic scientific research benefit the overall economy.