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

  • Launching rockets and STEM dreams for first-generation students

    Launching rockets and STEM dreams for first-generation students Niwot High School student Edgar Cintora holds up a model rocket he made while Vanessa Escargega, program coordinator for Casa de la Esperanza, left, and fellow Niwot High School student Jose Perez look on.
    August 12, 2016

    Wearing latex gloves and focused expressions, a group of middle school students gathered around a large cardboard tube recently at the CU Boulder Engineering Center then carefully began wrapping it in plastic. All the while, their instructor explained how rockets are manufactured.

    Soon, these same students will travel to southern Colorado to launch a rocket they helped assemble as part of a CU Junior Aerospace Engineer Camp. This camp, in ... more...

  • Outreach program brings science camp to hospitalized youngsters

    Outreach program brings science camp to hospitalized youngsters Erin Jenkins, a CU Boulder undergraduate environmental engineering student, left, helps a young patient fold a paper airplane during a CU Science Discovery outreach program.
    August 10, 2016

    Fiona Brua, 12, is sitting in a wheel chair at Children’s Hospital Colorado, watching attentively as a small robot spins in circles, lights flashing and bells ringing. She directs it with an iPad, discovering countless ways to make it spin and change its noises and light patterns. Fiona has been in the hospital for a week with appendicitis, and this is a nice break.

    “It can get boring, being in the ... more...

  • Diversity, learning and student success shine in summer pre-collegiate programs

    Diversity, learning and student success shine in summer pre-collegiate programs Students play carnival games, eat and dance with Chip during the Summer Gathering outside the Center for Community.
    August 2, 2016

    No summer slowdown exists for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement (ODECE). In partnership with academic departments across campus, ODECE hosts more than 1,500 middle and high school students, and soon-to-be freshmen in a variety of summer pre-collegiate programming.

    “Summer presents us an opportunity to be innovative as we work to increase student diversity in our enrollment and as we look to increase student success ... more...

  • CU Boulder archaeology program connects the past and present

    CU Boulder archaeology program connects the past and present CU Boulder archaeology students Samantha Linford, Kaitlyn Davis and Patrick Cruz at an ancestral site in northern New Mexico
    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

    Programming robots launches interest in engineering Noah Ray and Diego Fierro build robots as a part of a CU Science Discovery engineering camp
    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...

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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