Make 3D Books with Locals for Families Worldwide
This outreach program aims to design and make 3D books for families with children who are visually impaired. We will build capacity and increase access to tactile books by involving local communities and university students. Previously, this program supported an interdisciplinary team of students in the engineering department and the school of education in this collaborate outreach effort...
Materials Science from CU-Boulder
Presented throughout the state, these classroom programs are based on physical science topics that are used as an introduction to the world of materials science. Students in grades 5-9 use this inquiry-based curriculum and hands-on activities to learn about interdisciplinary topics.
The Liquid Crystal Materials Research Center (LCMRC), an interdisciplinary research unit of the University of Colorado, is partnering with Science From CU to bring programs, assemblies and kits based on materials science...
Metrolab CU-City Design Workshop: Hill and Broadway Corridor
This project is a Metrolab partnership between the university and the city of Boulder. A variety of design and development projects are underway in the University Hill area including revitalization of the commercial district and planning for adjoining residential areas, urban design around proposed hotels and a conference center, improvements on the Broadway corridor and related walking/bicycle routes, and facilities planning at the University...
Middle School Ensembles Program
The CU Middle School Ensembles (MSE) program is a collaborative experience designed for middle school music students, high school musicians considering a career in music teaching, and Music Education majors from the University of Colorado Boulder. This program provides a supplemental musical experience to the school-based music programs for 6th- through 8th-grade students, while also strengthening the opportunities for future music educators to learn their craft...
Mothers Organizing for a Brighter Educational Future
During the 2017-2018 school year, a school district leadership (the district) in North East Denver have decided to phase out bilingual programming in favor of a K-3 transitional English program. Parents are unhappy about the decision and have publicly asked the school board to continue bilingual education through 5th grade. However, parents' voices are being ignored...
Multicultural Leadership Scholars
Since 2000, the Multicultural Leadership Scholars Program (MLS) has supported the development of leaders from diverse backgrounds, experiences, concerns, knowledge, interests, and accomplishments. Through coursework, service, and socialization, scholars develop a deep awareness of their own values and belief systems as well as those of others.
The program features meaningful relationships with professors and peer mentors...
My Water Comes from the Mountains Activity Kits
These activity kits for the classroom began with the "My Water" book series, which tells the story of how water gets to your tap. To make the most of these books, INSTAAR scientists and graduate students have created hands-on activities that introduce elementary and middle school students to water science.
Kits are in circulation in the Boulder Valley and St...