U.S. Army Rangers parachute from a plane

Students pitch ideas to thwart national security threats

May 10, 2019

At a recent event, students shared their ideas for how the U.S. Armed Forces can keep up with an increasingly connected world—from a strategy for resupplying ships using autonomous capsules to a device that detects GPS jamming signals.

Two piggy banks on an unbalanced scale

Romantic partners lose financial literacy over time; here’s how to stop it

Couples often establish a “household chief financial officer,” which may lead the other partner to lose financial literacy. The good news? If this phenomenon is true for your relationship, you can start to bridge the gap.

Woman standing with walker

Engineering grads’ high-tech walker could keep seniors from falling

May 6, 2019

With a new prototype under their belts, four students are just getting started in their mission to bring the walker into the 21st century.

Don McKinney on the Grammy red carpet

From the red carpet to the classroom

April 26, 2019

What do Lady Gaga, Jimi Hendrix and CU Boulder professor Don McKinney all have in common? More than you might think.

Bhavna Chhabra at Google in Boulder

Pushing Boundaries: From humble roots to Google role model

April 3, 2019

On her journey toward independence, first-generation student Bhavna Chhabra found the courage to believe in herself and discovered a world of opportunities; 25 years later she’s a director at Google.

Spring blooms frame a scenic campus setting

EBIO professor Pieter Johnson wins 2019 Hazel Barnes Prize

April 2, 2019

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Professor Pieter Johnson has been named this year's Hazel Barnes Prize winner, receiving the most distinguished award a faculty member can receive from the university.

Picket line during Los Angeles teachers strike

How to address distrust to create lasting change in education

March 26, 2019

Educational reform efforts that fail to address long-festering issues of distrust may be "doomed to failure," Dean Katherine Schultz argues in a new book.

Kimberly Hess with mountain range in background

Alumni in Focus: Climbing the 7 summits

March 26, 2019

Over seven years, Kimberly Hess and brother Steven climbed the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents. Next up: A trek to Earth’s poles.

Robot with a heart

The ethics of artificial intelligence: Teaching computers to be good people

March 25, 2019

Real AI is lightyears away from the all-too-common sci-fi depiction of a heartlessly rational computer, though researchers are already grappling with ways to avoid the pitfalls you might see in the movies.

Brian Hynek with CU Boulder flag

The great Antarctic meteorite hunt

March 20, 2019

This winter, astrobiologist Brian Hynek traveled to one of the loneliest places on Earth to hunt for pieces of alien worlds.

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