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

  • Fresh Perspectives: Growing Up Boulder Involves Youth in City Planning

    Fresh Perspectives: Growing Up Boulder Involves Youth in City Planning Tori Derr and students from Whittier Elementary.

    Third graders have a lot to say about where they live, where they are from, and ways their communities could improve. Through the program Growing Up Boulder, faculty and students from University of Colorado Boulder’s Program in Environmental Design, teachers, and city leaders are all ears.

    Established in 2009, Growing Up Boulder is a child- and youth-friendly city initiative ... more...

  • Dance Tour Celebrates 25 Years of Bringing Dance Performance to Colorado Communities

    Dance Tour Celebrates 25 Years of Bringing Dance Performance to Colorado Communities CU Contemporary Dance Works at Paonia Elementary.
    From high school gymnasiums to an open field, CU-Boulder dancers have engaged the far reaches of the state through CU Contemporary Dance Works, a graduate student touring company that brings lively dance experiences to Colorado communities that are often underserved in the arts.
     
    Now in its 25th year, the University of Colorado Boulder company hosted community movement classes, school workshops and ... more...
  • Airing Things Out in the North Fork Valley

    Airing Things Out in the North Fork Valley
    A group of student citizen scientists and a team of CU-Boulder mechanical engineering researchers are teaming up to make sure it stays that way.
    Using next-generation air quality monitoring systems being developed by Associate Professor Michael Hannigan’s air quality research group in the CU-Boulder mechanical engineering department, teams of students from Cedaredge, Delta and Hotchkiss high schools conducted air quality ... more...
  • 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.
     
    ... 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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