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 us to expand this exciting project, and to more specifically target at-risk Hispanic/ Latino and female students...
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 essential to life that it is a communal resource, one which must be shared...
Adaptation and Variation in Colorado mammals: A new classroom kit for 4th grade
We are working to develop a new "Classroom Kit" for 4th grade classrooms to learn about Biological evolution-variation and adaptation-through exploring the natural history of native Colorado mammals. Classroom Kits, as developed by the CU Museum of Natural History, are collections of materials and activities on a particular theme. They allow students to perform hands-on investigations of objects that they would normally never have access to at school and the materials get to stay with teachers permanently...
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 the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History on the CU-Boulder campus are designed as interactive and hands-on learning experiences where students use objects, inquiry, and critical thinking skills to discover, wonder and reflect...
Advancing Algebra with Active Learning: Research in Action
The Boulder Valley School District is concerned by a passing rate of only 65% in 9th grade Algebra I. This 35% failure rate includes a disproportionate number of minority students.
The goal of Advancing Algebra is to develop, implement, and assess active learning strategies for improving this passing rate. Active learning is a focus of Professor Eric Stade's collaborative research with the School of Education...
AirWaterGas Sustainability Research Network Community Small Grants
The AirWaterGas Sustainability Research Network (www.airwatergas.org) is a research, outreach, and education project funded by the National Science Foundation at the University of Colorado Boulder and eight collaborating institutions.
The project's goal is to find the balance between maximizing the benefits of natural gas and oil resources - the short-term reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from power generation and transportation, national energy independence, and national job growth - and minimizing damage to water and air resources and risks to human health...
Alternative Breaks, a program of the Volunteer Resource Center, sends teams of college students to engage in community-based service projects during academic breaks. Students learn about the problems faced by members of communities with whom they may otherwise have had little or no direct contact. This immersion in diverse environments enables students to experience, discuss, and understand social issues in a significant way, ultimately, moving students towards action in making a positive impact in their own communities...
Alumni Association of University of Colorado at Boulder
When you set foot on the CU-Boulder campus as a student, you also become a part of the #ForeverBuffs family which receives benefits from the Alumni Association - all without paying any dues! Here are just a few of those perks:
Alumni Chapters: Whether you're staying in Colorado, traveling in the U.S. or abroad, contact one of our alumni chapters to meet other #ForeverBuffs for help with your career or for fun social outings...
American Indian Histories in the National Park Service
The Center of the American West (CAW) and the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies (CNAIS), in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), are embarking on an interdisciplinary project to assess how NPS can expand and deepen the ways it interprets American Indian histories. Our primary goals for the project are: 1) to apply current academic scholarship on American Indian histories (by Natives and non-Natives) to the practical activities of the National Park Service, an institution that conveys history to millions of visitors each year; and 2) to encourage inclusive and rigorous public history related to the traditional land use, displacement, and ongoing survival of American Indians...
American Indian Law Clinic: Tribal Outreach Projects
The American Indian Law Clinic Tribal Outreach Projects provide free, pro bono legal services to tribal communities, while giving students the opportunity to meaningfully interface with community members and leaders and have access and exposure to the real-life environment where Indian law issues have an impact. In the American Indian Law Clinic, students learn about and work on behalf of tribal communities on a variety of projects involving federal Indian law and legal systems in Indian Country...
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 all kinds such as its annual journal and guest speakers featured at annual symposia.
Animal Adaptation Hands-on Workshop
Animal Adaptaion Hands-on Workshop (recommended for 3rd - 5th grades)
Explore skulls, tracks, and scat 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 create an object of their own to take home...
Aquetza Youth Leadership, Education, and Community Empowerment Program
Aquetza is a free, one-week summer residential program on the campus of CU-Boulder which will provide high school students with strong ties to Chican@/Latin@ and historically marginalized communities from across Colorado with an interactive, academic enrichment experience focused on engaging youth in examining the history, literature, health science, and relevant social and political issues surrounding their cultural communities, through rigorous academic work in ethnic studies, writing, reading, and science...
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 a unique outreach opportunity to blend art with science by partnering with a St...
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 based on the needs and goals of each classroom including math, science and the humanities with art based concepts...
Assessing Drinking Water Quality on Colorado's Western Slope
The goal of this project is to assist in a new study of risks to private drinking water wells in six counties on the Colorado's Western Slope. The study, just funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), is directed by Kenneth Nordstrom, the director of Environmental Health at the Health Department of Delta County. The six counties, which include
Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel, are part of the West Central Public Health Partnership (WCPHP)...
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. Activities begin around noon and continue through the late evening hours...
Attention, Behavior, and Learning Clinic
The Attention, Behavior, and Learning (ABL) Clinic in the Department of Psychology provides affordable, comprehensive evaluations for children and adolescents in Boulder and surrounding communities. The program specializes in assessment of learning differences, attention problems, and other cognitive, emotional, or behavioral difficulties. We offer a limited number of scholarship slots so that we are able to serve a diverse group of families...
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 a nationwide program designed to provide extra academic support for first-generation college bound high school students who show promise in their academic careers...
Honeybees are arguably the most important pollinators in our food system, and due to several environmental and social factors, their populations have been in significant decline in the last decade. Monitoring honeybees is critical, yet there is no comprehensive method by which to do so. This project addresses the need to better understand the decline of the honeybee population and how evidence based design can offer sustainable solutions...