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  • 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...
  • Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic: Fall Adult Services The CU Boulder Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic (SLHC) offers evaluation and therapy services during the spring and fall academic semesters. Services are available for clients of all ages, and for a wide range of communication disorders and concerns. For more information about programs, cost, and financial support for services, please contact us at SLHC@colorado...
  • Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic: Fall Children's Services The CU Boulder Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic (SLHC) offers evaluation and therapy services during the spring and fall academic semesters. Services are available for clients of all ages, and for a wide range of communication disorders and concerns. For more information about programs, cost, and financial support for services, please contact us at SLHC@colorado...
  • Startup Colorado Startup Colorado is ongoing through June 30, 2022 and acts in service to rural Colorado within its mission to "empower and sustain entrepreneurial communities across the state by amplifying a collaborative support network, making connections to key resources, and helping high-growth companies access trusted, flexible capital." The program was built as a joint initiative between the CU School of Law's Silicon Flatirons department and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade...
  • 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 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...

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