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.
Re-envisioning Reading with 3D-printed Picture Books
For generations, countless parents have read the classic children’s book Goodnight Moon to help lull little ones to sleep. The poetic text follows a young rabbit as he softly wishes goodnight to his surroundings — “goodnight room, goodnight moon, goodnight cow jumping over the moon,” the story goes. With help from computer science faculty and students, that tender tale has now been translated into a 3D-printed, tactile book for blind children and their ... more...
Stable Ground for Bipolar Disorder: Sutherland Center Is Changing Lives for Patients and Families
“The Sutherland Center saved my life.” Coleen Matlock* has uttered these words many times since seeking services at the Robert. D. Sutherland Center for the Evaluation and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Matlock’s life completely changed nearly 20 years ago when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a chronic illness characterized by recurring episodes of extreme highs (mania) and extreme lows (depression).... more...
The Bees' Needs: Engaging Citizens in Bee Research
Deane Bowers’ fascination with insects began with butterflies, but she soon spread her wings to embrace other “bugs.” As curator of entomology at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, Bowers is always looking for ways to make entomology more accessible to the public. She offers homemade, chocolate chip and mealworm cookies to students as an end-of-the-semester snack, but luckily inviting the public to ... more...
Modernized Fiske Takes Viewers Through Universe in High Definition
Sky gazers at CU-Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium are getting better, clearer and deeper views. And not just of astronomy anymore.The planetarium has been upgraded, transforming it into a digital IMAX-like theater that’s open to the public every Saturday and Sunday with a variety of programs including shows for children. In addition to space odysseys and laser shows -- longtime favorites of audiences -- movies are now part of the more...
Pre-Collegiate Journalism Program Aims to Encourage Diversity in the Media
Dave Martinez’s office is cluttered with thank-you letters from students. The latest addition— a message on a graduation stole— states the graduate would not be where she is at without his guidance.Martinez is the proud diversity coordinator for the Journalism Program at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he spends much of his time supporting undergraduates. But summer is a special time for Martinez because it marks the High ... more...
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