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.
CU Boulder students spark interest in space
October 17. 2016
For Vicky Cruz, a sixth grader at Weld Central Middle School in Keenesburg, Colorado, taking a tour of the universe from inside an inflatable planetarium set up at her school recently provided a breathtaking glimpse into space.
"When I crawled into the planetarium, I was so excited. It felt like we were actually in space. I really loved learning about space and the sun," said Vicky.
Vicky was one of ... more...
College more than just a dream for Western Slope students
October 10, 2016
Two programs on the Western Slope of Colorado are preparing first-generation students for college, thanks to support from the University of Colorado Boulder.
The Roaring Fork and Summit County pre-collegiate programs provide first-generation middle and high school students in their communities with mentoring, academic skills and other tools to help them graduate from high school, enroll in college and graduate from college.... more...
CU Boulder joins national arts and humanities consortium
September 21, 2016
The University of Colorado Boulder recently expanded its support of public scholarship in the arts and humanities by joining a national group working to advance democracy and participation in higher education.
Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, a national consortium of more than 100 higher education and community cultural organizations, is dedicated to highlighting and improving the ways that the ... more...
Video shows youth how to be "upstanders" with Shakespeare
August 28, 2016
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is branching out in its efforts to curb bullying among young people in Colorado schools. Beyond visiting schools with its "upstander" message, the festival - in partnership with the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, also based at CU Boulder - has created an educational video.
One of the goals of the project is to empower students with an important ... more...
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...
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