The University of Colorado Boulder offers an array of outreach and engagement programs, initiatives, and resources. This site serves as a gateway for campus and community members to learn more about these activities.
CU Boulder archaeology program connects the past and present
July 20, 2016
For Patrick Cruz, studying archaeological sites in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico this summer was a way to hone his skills.
But the trip also allowed Cruz, a University of Colorado Boulder archaeology graduate student, to retrace the journey his Tewa ancestors made centuries ago.
“My interest in the subject matter is very personal,” said Cruz. “I am interested in how Tewa peoples ... more...
Programming robots launches interest in engineering
June 24, 2016
Diego Fierro, 13, hopes to be a mechanical engineer someday. And thanks to a LEGO Robotics: Space Challenge camp at the University of Colorado Boulder, Diego took one step closer to that dream this week.
“I’ve never built anything with LEGO Mindstorms before,” Diego explained, as he programmed the robot’s next move. “It’s cool because it gives me an idea of how a machine works, how every piece is ... more...
Playing with math at Geometry Point in Lafayette
May 26, 2016
After five years and the hard work of nearly 200 students, faculty and community members, Geometry Point at Romero Park in Lafayette is now open. Filled with colorful geometric shapes, math equations and artful displays of arithmetic, the park was designed to make math fun.
“This project is about looking at math with new eyes,” said Kenzie Baker, a junior from Portola Valley, California, who is studying engineering physics. ... more...
Learning to be lawyers one ditch at a time
May 24, 2016
For Professor Sarah Krakoff and students from the University of Colorado Boulder, spring marks a transition from the halls of the Wolf Law Building to the fields of the San Luis Valley.
Since 2012, Krakoff and her law students have regularly trekked to one of the largest high altitude deserts in the world, where they clear debris from irrigation ditches or acequias and provide free legal assistance to farmers whose water rights are ... more...
CU-Boulder helps Delta and Weld County high schoolers conduct air quality research
May 19, 2016
Since last fall, more than 200 Delta and Weld County students have been conducting hands-on air quality research, thanks to a partnership between the University of Colorado Boulder and high schools in the area.
Under the guidance of CU-Boulder mechanical engineering associate professor Michael Hannigan, graduate and undergraduate students have worked closely with teachers from Delta, Cedaredge, Hotchkiss, Paonia and Greeley Central ... more...
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