Early Native Peoples of Colorado Guided Program
(Recommended for 3rd - 5th grades)
Discover and explore the diverse objects and unique life ways of native peoples of Colorado with a focus on the Ancestral Pueblo peoples (Anasazi) of southwest Colorado and the Four Corners area 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...
Educating Inmates in an Era of Mass Incarceration
The U.S. incarcerates more people per capita than anywhere in the world. Inherent in our “mass incarceration” is the enormous over-representation of the poor and people of color in our overflowing prisons and jails. This occurs in the context of ramifications from police racial profiling, poorly funded public defender offices, a disturbing number of wrongful (including, capital) convictions, and the ineffectiveness of incarceration in deterring recidivism and rehabilitating offenders, but also the almost impossible requirements in our parole/probation systems (e...
Established in 1960, Education Abroad administers hundreds of CU Boulder-sponsored programs in more than 60 countries around the world. Approximately 1,300 CU Boulder students go abroad on CU Boulder programs annually. They receive in-residence credit and the credit may be applied to major and college requirements with prior advisor approval. Financial aid and scholarships are available...
The EducationUSA Academy at the University of Colorado Boulder is a university preparation program for IB, AP, Cambridge, and other academically accomplished international students from public and private high school, ages 15-17:"
-Work with experts in engineering, international business, and psychology
-Design a business, product, or service with guidance from a local entrepreneur
-Explore US culture and debate current events
-Tour area universities and meet key admission decision-makers
-Develop test preparation skills and strategies for success
-Experience university life on one of the most beautiful campuses in the US
-Discover new friends from around the world
Program Date: July 2-28, 2018
Application Due Date: June 1, 2018
Tuition Deadline: June 18, 2018
Total Cost: USD $5,000
Total cost includes instruction, materials, activities, campus housing, meals, and health insurance...
Empowering Families through Museum Exhibits on Child Development
Interest in the science of child development has increased dramatically in recent years. Research findings are relevant to families' lives, and address active debates with broad implications. For example, what are the consequences of societal changes in how much time children spend in supervised activities and in media activities? How do cognitive processes develop, and why do they predict important life outcomes? Can they be improved through intervention?
Our goal is to share discoveries about child development with a diverse audience of thousands of individuals in the community, by collaborating with the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus to develop interactive mobile exhibits, facilitated by CU students, based upon research findings...
Empowering Neighboring Communities to Mitigate I-70 Construction Impacts
This goal of this outreach project is to first understand the impact of the Central 70 project (C70) on the environment, social relations, and emotional wellbeing of the residents of the Elyria-Swansea community, and then develop and deploy socio-technical systems to mitigate the negative impacts, thus empowering the community to increase resilience, connectedness, and wellbeing...
Energy Justice: Combating Poverty and Global Warming in Ayaviri Peru (Stage Two)
A full one third of the world's population, typically living on less than a dollar or two per day, has no access to modern energy resources. The majority of these people rely on burning biomass (such as cow manure, crop residues, or collected wood) to meet all of their energy needs. Unfortunately, burning biomass for cooking, heating, and illumination creates indoor air pollution that results in 2 million premature deaths annually, primarily among women and children [WHO, UNDP, The Energy Access Situation in Developing Countries (2009)]...
Engaging Spanish-Speaking Coloradoans in the Fracking Debate
The future of hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. "fracking") is one of Colorado's most pressing issues, and yet the statewide conversation about oil and gas extraction has largely left out non-English-speakers. We aim to inspire a more inclusive democratic process by electronically publishing and distributing a Spanish language glossary of key terms used in the hydraulic fracturing debate...
Engineers Without Borders - Peru
The Peru team has just finished a water system in the rural community of Llacamate. The system has been successful in bring water to many houses and the community has continued to add tap stands. Since the completion of that project the team has moved on to a larger community, Huacapongo. Huacapongo has a spring feed water distribution system that is not providing clean drinking water...
Enhancing Wildfire Outreach Programs with Social Science
Risk assessments in hazard-prone communities are fairly common, however the results are often unknown to the residents, even when publicly available. In the wildfire arena, risk assessments are used primarily for hazardous fuels reduction, fire suppression strategy, and community planning. Providing residents with risk information at a relevant, actionable scale (parcel-level) and leveraging social data to engage residents in risk reduction constitutes a critical step in reducing risk, increasing resilience, and promoting fire adaptation and remains a central gap in current practices...
Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
The Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC) provides law students with unique, practical experience in transactional law while offering valuable legal services without charge to local businesses that lack access to venture capital or angel investor resources. The Clinic's clients include graduate students, professors, local entrepreneurs, and start-up companies...
Everyday Colorado: Generating Local Knowledge about Health & Environment
Colorado is facing dramatic changes in industrial activities, environmental conditions, and land use development patterns. Extreme heat, together with severe drought conditions and extensive soil erosion, are creating conditions that could have dramatic health impacts. Colorado is also home to extensive energy development, resulting in questions about safety, health and environmental impact...
Experiencing the Three Legged Stool: Social, Economic and Environmental Education through the Mariposa Redevelopment
This community outreach project is a continuation of the Mariposa redevelopment project made possible by the 2013-2104 outreach award. The second phase of the project integrates students in the final design and construction processes.
The Mariposa outreach project has united students, design professionals, and residents in a progressive and sustainable urban redevelopment project...