Office for University Outreach

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.

Highlights

  • Paying it Forward in the Public Achievement Program

    Paying it Forward in the Public Achievement Program All hands on deck: Balkarn Singh Shahi, in red, and his Public Achievement team at Centaurus High School.
    When Balkarn Singh Shahi looks back on his high school experience, one activity stands out – the University of Colorado Boulder’s Public Achievement program. As a student at Centaurus High School participating in the program, Shahi and peers responded to national public shootings by spearheading a public campaign to prevent gun violence with support from the faith-based community, the City of Lafayette, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, and other ... more...
  • Bringing Cutting-edge Neuroscience Research to the Classroom to Improve Public Health

    Bringing Cutting-edge Neuroscience Research to the Classroom to Improve Public Health Danielle Farrant, psychology and neuroscience student, helps kids understand how neurons work.
    The University of Colorado Boulder is at the forefront of research on the role of healthy lifestyle choices in the prevention and treatment of illnesses related to the brain. Now an interdisciplinary group of researchers and students have put their heads together to create a program that brings neuroscience lessons and demonstrations into local classrooms to empower elementary students to take charge of their mental and physical health.
     
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  • Shining a Light on Clean Energy in Nicaragua

    Shining a Light on Clean Energy in Nicaragua

    In a rural community in Northern Nicaragua, a group of Nicaraguans are a shining example of incorporating clean energy into their daily lives.  From a solar-powered restaurant to solar-roasted coffee beans, the Solar Center in Sabana Grande serves as a model of economic, ecologic, and social sustainability.

    Beth Osnes, assistant professor of theatre and dance, was invited to Nicaragua to engage with the community’s Youth Empowerment Program (ages 18-24). In January, Osnes ... more...

  • Colorado Community and K-12 Groups Awarded AirWaterGas Grants

    Colorado Community and K-12 Groups Awarded AirWaterGas Grants

    Six community-led projects from across Colorado will explore air quality, water quality and sustainable pathways for energy development in their local communities with support from newly awarded grants from the AirWaterGas Sustainability Research Network based at the University of Colorado Boulder.

    The grants aim to improve understanding of the risks and benefits of oil and gas development as identified by community organizations. Grant recipients will have continued professional ... more...

  • The Missing Chapter: Bringing Local Latino History to Schools

    The Missing Chapter: Bringing Local Latino History to Schools Professor Marjorie McIntosh and teacher Isabel Chavez-McBeth exploring artifacts at the Carnegie Branch Library for Local History.
    Spearheaded by a University of Colorado Boulder emerita professor, the Boulder County Latino History Project brings together scholars, community leaders, educators, and youth to properly record and share the virtually untold history of Latinos in Boulder County. Project leaders and volunteers have gathered historical artifacts detailing Latino history, culture, and influences over the past 100 years, and those findings are now being incorporated into local ... more...

Programs by Category

  • P-12

    P-12
    Programs and resources for P-12 teachers & students

  • On Campus

    On Campus
    Programs, services, and resources offered on the CU-Boulder campus

  • In Your Community

    In the Community
    Programs and resources that can be found online, across Colorado, and beyond.

  • Climate and Energy

    Climate and Energy
    Programs and resources featuring climate and energy issues and initiatives

What is Outreach and Engagement?
Outreach embodies collaborative projects and mutually beneficial partnerships among CU-Boulder and external groups that enrich both our academic and research missions and the communities we serve.
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