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.
Launching rockets and STEM dreams for first-generation students
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
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
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
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...
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