Saturday Physics Program
The Saturday Physics Program offers talks by faculty in the Physics Department and associated units at CU Boulder once a month during the academic year. The program was created for high school students and adults who are interested in the physical sciences. Each month, on a Saturday afternoon from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Duane Physics building on the CU Boulder campus, lectures are presented free of charge on cutting edge research happening today right here on the CU Boulder campus...
Scalable Game Design
The goal of this project is to get computer science back into middle schools. The strategy is to reform middle school IT education at a systemic level exploring the notion of scalable game design as an approach to carefully balance educational and motivational aspects of IT fluency. The iDREAMS project (Integrative Design-based Reform-oriented Educational Approach for Motivating Students) is designed to spark an interest in IT through students' natural attraction to game design...
CU Science Discovery is a science education outreach program of the University of Colorado, Boulder's Division of Continuing Education. Founded in 1983 to heighten young students' interest in science, CU Science Discovery coordinates an array of programs that connect K-12 students and teachers to current CU science. Each program utilizes CU scientific expertise, equipment, resources and graduate or undergraduate students in order to provide K-12 students and teachers with unique, hands-on science experiences...
Science Discovery Teen Cafe
Science Discovery's new Teen Science Café offers Colorado teens opportunities to meet and interact with local scientists in a fun and informal setting. The Teen Science Café meets monthly at each of two locations, one in Boulder and the other in Denver. The Science Discovery Teen Café is a founding member of the Teen Science Café Network.
Café topics span a wide range of STEM fields - from ecology to medicine to astrophysics! Topics and presenters are identified by our Youth Leadership Team, who help us guide the program and run the café events...
Scientific Workshop: Potential Effects of Natural Gas Development on Water and Air in the West
When it comes to the potential effects of natural gas development on Colorado's air and water resources, there seem to be a lot more questions than answers lately. In many cases, this uncertainty has been amplified to encourage misinformation and feed controversy, but not for lack of scientific effort. The public knows that scientists in academia, industry, government, and consulting are hard at work on these research topics...
Self-Guided Group Visits to the CU-Boulder Museum
Reservations are required for self-guided visits to ensure a positive experience for your group and to avoid overcrowding in the museum. Please reserve at least two weeks in advance. When you make your reservation, please inquire about self-guided materials to enhance your visit. There is no charge for self-guided visits, but donations are welcome.
Shakespeare's Sprites is a playful introduction to the Bard for ages 6-9. Discover the fun of Shakespeare through pool-noodle fights, Elizabethan costumes, period insults, Renaissance songs and lively scene work. Sprites can participate in one or two weeks. Each week culminates in a final showing for family and friends. This program is the perfect way to instill a love of language and theatre in your child...
Silicon Flatirons Center
Silicon Flatirons pursues three basic goals:
1. To elevate the debate around technology policy issues;
2. To facilitate networking, the development of "human capital" and the promotion of entrepreneurship in the Colorado technology community; and
3. To inspire student interest in technology law and entrepreneurship.
Elevating The Debate
The information industries are in the midst of a challenging transition...
Social Sciences Today
The Social Sciences Today Forum, a monthly series during fall and spring semesters, is designed to help the public gain broader perspectives and deeper understanding of human society and how individuals relate to the community and one another.
Topics the forum has discussed include "outsourcing and offshoring," immigration and natural disasters.
This forum brings the knowledge and expertise of social science faculty to the greater community and allows the community to ask questions of leading scholars...
Source Water Protection in Oil and Gas Development
The overall project goal of the Source Water Protection in Oil and Gas Development project is to work with partners to develop and provide stakeholders, including the public, local officials, water providers, and industry, with the information they need to protect source water areas while facilitating sustainable development of oil and gas resources...
South, Southeast and West Asia (SSEWA) Outreach Program
The SSEWA outreach program provided a platform for CU faculty, K-12 educators, and community members to interact and share knowledge about the South, Southeast and West Asian regions for 7 years. It was established following the 2006 award of a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center Grant to the Center for Asian Studies to expand the range of its outreach programming to include South, Southeast and West Asia...
Special Celestial Event Observing
From time-to-time, Mother Nature presents opportunities for us to observe and enjoy the wonders of the heavens: lunar and solar eclipses, comet apparitions, Mercury and Venus transits across the face of the Sun, meteor storms, planetary conjunctions, lunar and cometary impacts, etc.
Over the years Sommers-Bausch Observatory has kept an eye on the sky and, whenever the opportunity presents itself, offers free special public open houses for visitors to observe the celestial fireworks through our telescopes and binoculars...
Stories from the Collection: A Guided Tour of the Highlights of the CU-Boulder Museum
(Recommended for 6th - 12th grades and adults)
The CU Museum has the largest natural history collection in the Rocky Mountain region with nearly five million objects. Learn the stories behind some of the highlights of the collection in this hands-on, interactive exploration of the Museum.
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...
Streamline to Mastery
Principal Investigator: Valerie Otero
The Streamline to Mastery program is an experiential professional development program with a design that is based on the structure of the Colorado Learning Assistant program. The idea is that teachers build expertise, mastery, and agency by participating in building a professional development program for themselves and for other teachers...
Student and Community Outreach for Renter Efficiency (SCORE)
The Student and Community Outreach for Renter Efficiency ($CORE) is a program that gives student renters the tools and knowledge to reduce their resource use inside their home. Two trained student assessors visit the renter's home and bring with them many items that they directly install such as CFL light bulbs, low-flow showerheads, sink aerators, weather stripping for doors and windows and insulation for hot water pipes...
Student Worker Alliance Program (SWAP)
Providing a cost-free opportunity for both students and university service workers, SWAP currently offers over 80 one to one English as a Second Language (ESL) classes each semester. This is accomplished through providing an intensive training to students who are interested in volunteering to instruct ESL courses. Using the Intercambio de Communidades standardized curriculum, SWAP offers volunteers four hours of intensive ESL instructor training that includes specific grammar instruction as well as a cultural element...
Summer Camps with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival
Each summer, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival invites kids ages 6-18 to CU Boulder’s campus to study Shakespeare with CSF professionals. Working in small groups, these students learn about Shakespeare by rehearsing, staging, and performing a shortened play on the Outdoor Mary Rippon Stage (Sprites perform in the indoor Loft Theatre). Camp Shakespeare and Shakespeare's Sprites are a fabulous way for kids and teens to explore theater and Shakespeare in a creative and supportive environment...
Summer Music Academy
The Summer Music Academy at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music is an exciting opportunity for high school and middle school musicians from Colorado and around the country to receive world-class music instruction in a one-week summer session.
High School Band, Strings, Piano - June 17-22, 2018
Middle School Band and Strings - June 24-29, 2018
Jazz (Graduates of 8-12) and Middle School Choir - July 8-13, 2018
Advance registration is required...
Supporting Aurora's Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
This is a research partnership between CU Engage Research Hub and local groups RISE Colorado, Young Aspiring Americans for Social & Political Activism, the African Leadership Group, and Aurora Public School (APS) District to explore how the unique needs of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students can best be met. This study aims to build capacity for the schools and district working with CLD students, create a space of knowledge and engagement that can lead to greater community participation and local accountability, as well as develop a sustainable, research-practice partnership that can be beneficial to the educational success of culturally and linguistically diverse students, APS teachers and schools...
Supporting STEM Education Partnerships
The goals of this project are to evaluate the effectiveness of engineering activities in promoting equitable teaching strategies and to improve student understanding and success in science and mathematics. The work builds upon existing partnerships with CU Teach, the College of Engineering, and local teachers in surrounding school districts (BVSD, SVVSD, Jeffco, Adams 12, DPS), and expands to develop a new partnership with the “I Have a Dream” Foundation (IHAD) of Boulder County, specifically focusing on working with middle and high school students from low-income families in Lafayette, as well as Longmont...