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...
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...
Science Under the Dome
Science Under the Dome is a program dedicated to supporting CU graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in strengthening their public speaking skills and sharing their expertise with a wider community via monthly talks at Fiske Planetarium. Our goals within this program are to 1) provide opportunities for early-career CU researchers to build their science communication skills, and 2) bring a wide variety of compelling and relevant science topics to the general public in an accessible way...
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...
Secondary and College Students Exploring Colorado’s Geology Together
Northglenn High School (NHS) is a leading STEM-focused high school that boasts an extensive geoscience curriculum. CU Boulder’s Department of Geological Sciences hosts the thriving Collaborative, Inquiry-based Research Community (CIRC), one facet of which is the 1-credit Geology Majors research Seminar (GeMS) in which undergraduate students read and discuss peer-reviewed literature about the geologic evolution of the American West and explore STEM career requirements and trajectories...
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.
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...
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...
Special Celestial Event Observing
Occasionally, the Sommers-Bausch Observatory (SBO) will host special astronomical events when something spectacular is happening in the sky, such as lunar and solar eclipses, transits, planetary conjunctions, cometary impacts, etc. Some of these events such as eclipses and transits are predictable years in advance, but a surprise passage of a near-Earth asteroid or a particularly beautiful comet provide us the opportunity to enjoy these short-lived celestial events...
Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic
The Speech, Language, Hearing Clinic (SLHC) offers audiology, speech, and language services to children and adults in the Boulder and Denver Metropolitan area.
These services are provided as part of on-site training for students who are studying to be speech, language, and hearing professionals. All services are supervised by clinically certified, licensed speech-language pathologists or audiologists...
Startup Colorado was founded in 2011 by Brad Feld and Phil Weiser at Silicon Flatirons, which supports entrepreneurship as part of its mission. The initiative initially focused on supporting startups on the Front Range, and the effort to support entrepreneurship across the entire state is the latest evolution of Startup Colorado. Our program is funded by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the Foundry Group, Zoma Capital, and Visa...
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...
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...
Sustainable Practices Program
The Sustainable Practices Program is a practical skills-based training program in Sustainability offered by the award-winning CU-Boulder Environmental Center. Learn what it takes to launch or manage a sustainability program for an organization. Get the skills you need to stand out from the crowd without pursuing a full degree.
Our program offers two professional non-credit, non-academic certificates in Business Sustainability Management and Community Sustainability Management in a 100% online format taught by regionally and nationally known sustainability professionals with years of experience to offer...
Sutherland Bipolar Center
The Sutherland Bipolar Center provides evaluation and treatment services to people with bipolar disorders ("manic depressive illness") regardless of their ability to pay. We provide diagnostic evaluations, treatment recommendations, psychotherapy (individual, family and group), a limited amount of on-going medication management, and an educational seminar series...