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.

Ralphie running before a football game

Video: The importance of leadership

March 15, 2019

What makes an effective leader? What are some of the biggest challenges facing leaders? These are questions we consider as we shape the next generation.

Ana Bogusky poses with her unCover magazine handbook

Pushing Boundaries: Student’s fashion blog, magazine add sustainability to style

March 4, 2019

Graduate student Ana Bogusky’s passion for fashion inspired her to launch a style blog and magazine-like handbook that create awareness for shopping locally and ethically.

Erika Isabel Bailon

Students in Focus: Talented recipients get much-needed support through LAEF scholarships

Feb. 28, 2019

Students such as Erika Isabel Bailon are pursuing their academic and career dreams with help from a 70-year-old program that provides Hispanic/Latino students with greater access to higher education.

PhD candidate Maya Livio, left, and undergraduate student Valerie Foley

Beyond Boulder: Students find fresh ways to promote art exhibit on climate change

Feb. 27, 2019

CU Boulder students bring individual perspectives to planning student activities for the CU Art Museum exhibition “Documenting Change,” where art and the natural world meet.

Students pose for photo in recycling bins at Vail Resorts

Pushing Boundaries: Vail Resorts aims for zero waste with help from Masters of Environment students

Feb. 15, 2019

Three CU Boulder students in the Masters of the Environment graduate program teamed up with Vail Resorts Inc. to help the industry leader reach its commitment to send no waste to the landfill by 2030.

CU Boulder chemistry graduate student  leads experiments for high school students attending the Upward Bound program.

Faculty in Focus: Transforming undergraduate science education

Feb. 7, 2019

A new open-source handbook, co-authored by Stephanie Chasteen, provides guidance for implementing evidence-based improvements in undergraduate STEM education.

MMS operations center

Students in Focus: When deep space calls, students answer

Feb. 6, 2019

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) offers students an opportunity they can't get at any other university: the chance to commune with spacecraft orbiting hundreds of miles from Earth.

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