Explore recent news and announcements about outreach and engagement programs, resources, and activities.
Impressive Perseid Meteor Shower to Peak Aug. 11-14 - Aug 7th, 2015
It’s August and that means the hottest show in the night sky -- the Perseid meteor shower -- will make its annual appearance, peaking in the pre-dawn hours of Aug. 11 to 14.
The meteor shower, which tends to build gradually and can produce 50 to 100 meteors per hour, will...
CU-Boulder’s Mini Law School Open for Registration - Aug 6th, 2015
For the fourth year, the University of Colorado Boulder’s Mini Law School, which is open to the public, will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. over eight Tuesdays Sept. 8 to Nov. 3.
Designed for non-lawyers wanting to grasp and navigate the basics of the legal system, the course will...
CU-Boulder Program Empowers Latino, Chicano Youth - Jul 13th, 2015
Thirty-two Latino and Chicano Colorado high school students are immersing themselves in college life and learning July 12-18 at the University of Colorado Boulder as part of the third annual Aquetza: Youth Leadership, Education and Community Empowerment summer program.
The free residential program provides high school students with strong ties to...
CU-Boulder Students, Faculty Primed for July 14 Pluto Encounter - Jul 9th, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, is the day the New Horizons spacecraft will whip by Pluto and become the first ever spacecraft to visit perhaps the most enchanting planet. A team of CU-Boulder students designed, built and tested the Student Dust Counter (SDC) for the mission to measure dust particles along the...
Students Test ‘Photo Origami’ 3-D Projects - Jul 6th, 2015
This summer, middle and high school students are helping build and test 3-D structures that complement and mimic the cutting-edge ‘photo origami’ research conducted at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Similar to the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes, photo origami is an innovative engineering technique involving light activated 3-D...
New Infographic Design Project Seeks to Spark STEM Interest Among Colorado Students - Jun 22nd, 2015
In a world seemingly deluged with data, learning how to make sense of all those numbers is an increasingly important life skill.
Some students in Colorado will soon have the opportunity to take a crack at finding meaning in scientific data by creating infographics designed to help people visualize what the...
Lorrie Shepard to Retire as CU-Boulder School of Education Dean - Jun 4th, 2015
University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced that Lorrie Shepard, dean of the School of Education, will retire effective May 31, 2016, and that a national search has been launched to find her replacement.
Shepard plans to remain at the university as a distinguished professor of research and...
INVST Community Studies Program to Celebrate 25-year Anniversary - Jun 2nd, 2015
For the past 25 years, CU-Boulder's INVST Community Studies program has worked with CU students to help them learn to become engaged citizens and leaders.
The program, which is housed within the newly formed Center for Community-Based Learning and Research in the School of Education, has more than 340 alumni who...
CU-Boulder Appoints New Dean of Continuing Education and Vice Provost - Jun 2nd, 2015
University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the appointment of Sara Thompson as dean of the Division of Continuing Education and vice provost for Summer Session and Outreach and Engagement.
Thompson, who is currently associate provost of New Program Initiatives and dean of the Metropolitan School of Professional...
‘Schools of Opportunity’ Project Announces First Honorees, Including Seven Colorado High Schools - May 7th, 2015
The National Education Policy Center (NEPC) at the University of Colorado Boulder announced today that 17 high schools in New York and Colorado are the first to receive the “School of Opportunity” designation. These outstanding schools demonstrated a range of practices that ensured that all students had rich opportunities to...
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