Office for University Outreach

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A Community-University Partnership to Improve High School Math Performance and Engagement among At-Risk Students
The goal of this project is to implement an innovative positive psychology intervention aimed at improving high school math performance, particularly among high school girls and Hispanics/ Latinos. This year we successfully piloted this intervention in four diverse math classes at Niwot high school. This outreach award will allow...
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A New Lobby Exhibit at Fiske Planetarium
We propose to create a new public exhibit surrounding "Fritz" (the anthropomorphized name we have used for the old analog Zeiss Company star projector that has been in use at the Fiske Planetarium for nearly 50 years) entitled: ""The Historical Development of Analog Representations of the Sky". Fritz's time has...
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Acequia Assistance Project
Acequia is an Arabic word that means "water bearer." An acequia is a physical irrigation system - a ditch -- but the term "acequia" in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado also describes a philosophy about water and community. That philosophy encompasses the concept that water is so...
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Adaptation and Variation: Colorado Animals and Plants
Adaptation and Variation: Colorado Animals and Plants (recommended for 3rd - 5th grades) How do different animals adapt to their environment? What are ways we classify plants and animals? Explore the structure and function, interaction and interdependence of life all around us in this hands-on, station-based guided program. Guided programs at...
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Alternative Breaks
Alternative Breaks, a program of the Volunteer Resource Center, sends teams of college students to engage in community-based service projects during academic breaks. Alternative Breaks provides opportunities for students to learn about the problems faced by members of communities with whom they may otherwise have had little or no...
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Alumni Association of University of Colorado at Boulder
The Alumni Association was established by CU graduates on June 4, 1882, the afternoon after the university's first commencement. These first alumni recognized the need for an ongoing involvement with the University and laid out their objectives for an alumni organization. For a number of years the group held only one...
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American Music Research Center
The American Music Research Center is a joint venture of the University Libraries and College of Music devoted to the discovery of new information about American music and to the sharing of those discoveries with the wider community. The AMRC sponsors concerts and scholarly activities related to American music of...
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Animal Adaptation Hands-on Workshop
Animal Adaptaion Hands-on Workshop (recommended for 3rd - 5th grades) Explore skulls, scat, and tracks to learn about the characteristics, adaptations, and variation of Colorado animals. Students make their own animal track to take home. Workshops are offered in conjunction with guided programs to provide a more in-depth learning experience; students will...
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Art Meets Science: Teaching 3D Modeling of Cell Structures to Middle School Students.
The importance of integrating visual and spatial skills to engage learners has been well documented. Children are visual and creative beings, and it follows that teaching science in a visual-spatial environment will aid in their ability to learn and help them become excited about science. In this project, we offer...
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ArtsBridge
ArtsBridge is a community service learning project that engages public school students in hands-on arts education within the framework of the classroom. High performing undergraduate and graduate art students provide exemplary models of arts teaching while focusing on integrating arts across the curricula. Teachers and college students develop projects collaboratively...
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Assessing Collaborative Impact in the Boulder County Crisis Housing Task Force
Professor Matt Koschmann in the Department of Communication coordinated a group of graduate students in the spring of 2012 to develop a research project to study the combined efforts of the Boulder County Crisis Housing Task Force, a collaborative of nonprofit organizations and government agencies working to prevent homelessness and...
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Assessing the Effects of Natural Gas Production on Water Quality in Garfield County
Joseph Ryan and his students intend to assist with health impact assessments conducted by Garfield County, Colorado, to determine the effects of natural gas development on public health. Their focus will be to collect and analyze water samples to provide data for the health impact assessments. They will develop a sampling...
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Astronomy Day at CU
Every year for the past decade, Sommers-Bausch Observatory and Fiske Planetarium have opened their doors to the public for a free, day-long CU Astronomy Day celebration. The Saturday date varies from year to year, but is usually held during the last two weeks in April shortly before school lets out....
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ATLAS Institute - Digital CUrrents
The ATLAS Institute (Alliance for Technology, Learning, and Society), in partnership with the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), sponsors a three-week hands-on summer workshop called Digital CUrrents. This program offers minority (e.g., African American, Native American, and Hispanic) and female high school and middle school students...
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Attention, Behavior, and Learning Clinic
The Attention, Behavior, and Learning (ABL) Clinic in the Department of Psychology provides comprehensive evaluations for children and adolescents in Boulder and surrounding communities. The program specializes in assessment of learning disabilities, attention problems, and other cognitive, emotional, or behavioral difficulties. The clinic is operated on a sliding scale so...
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AVID Tutoring
This is an outreach program that meets a requirement for a course taught in the School of Education. The collaboration involves sending CU-Boulder students that are participating in the Knowing and Learning teacher licensure course to various middle and high schools in BVSD to serve as AVID tutors. AVID is...
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Biological Sciences Initiative
The Biological Sciences Initiative (BSI) envisions scientific literacy among all citizens, increasing their understanding of the relevance of science to their lives and empowering them to make informed health, environmental and political choices. To promote diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences and scientific literacy, BSI provides research, classroom and professional...
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Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity is a large format immersive digital dome show on black holes at the Gates Planetarium at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Funded by the National Science Foundation and NASA, this 23 minute show was directed by Thomas Lucas. The science director...
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BOLD Center
The BOLD (Broadening Opportunity through Leadership and Diversity) Center of CU-Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science is committed to graduating an innovative and competitive engineering work force that is diverse in gender, ethnicity and socio-economic representation. BOLD's purpose is to break down the barriers that keep too many of...
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Boulder County Latino History Project
This community-based project documents the experiences of Latinos in Longmont, Lafayette, and Boulder over the past century. In summer/fall of 2013, 10 Interns and 85 adult volunteers gathered a wide variety of source material: oral history interviews, photographs, information from old newspapers and school records, and data about where...
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