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  • Public Narrative: Stories of Service and Leadership in Middle School Classrooms Director: Bill McGinley This project combines the creative power of writing and the visual arts as a way for middle school students to envision a sense of shared community designed to inspire others to act on challenges that members of their communities might face. We make this possible by providing students with instruction in the power and possibility of constructing Public Narrative through art, writing, research, and service...
  • Puksta Scholars The Puksta Scholars is an exemplary academic scholarship program for undergraduate students who have a deep commitment to civic engagement, who want to bring about positive change within our communities and society, who demonstrate strong academic goals and want to further their knowledge and skills. Puksta Scholars are engaged in a rich and stimulating program of civic engagement...
  • Re-Designing Literacy: An Intergenerational Reading and Writing Program Involving Teacher Education Students, the Centaurus High School 9th Grade Language Arts Team, and Local Elders This project will assist in-service and pre-service teachers in implementing the newly instituted Colorado Academic Standards for Reading, Writing and Communicating in ways that promise to enhance diverse students' learning. Our goals are threefold: 1) to work with Centaurus High School 9th grade language arts teachers in developing a standards-based non-fiction curriculum, 2) to provide CU English language arts teacher-education students opportunities to participate in the curriculum-design process and to support 9th grade writers, and 3) to continue our earlier efforts to develop intergenerational literacy activities that will support the goals of school-based learning while fostering caring relationships between adolescents and elders...
  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy (RASEI) Certificate Programs CU-Boulder's undergraduate and graduate energy certificate programs provide a broad exposure to energy issues, with an emphasis on renewable and sustainable energy. Required coursework for the undergraduate program includes energy science and technology, policy, and economics, plus electives in energy and environment, journalism, ethics, and other topics...
  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) RASEI (pronounced RAY-see) is a joint institute of CU-Boulder and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to expedite the energy industries of the 21st century by advancing renewable energy research, engineering, and analysis. RASEI forms the center of an integrated energy campus by combining the best of NREL's mission and capabilities with the education and scholarship of CU-Boulder in partnership with industry and other federal research labs for a new generation of research...
  • Research Computing The research computing group provides support and training for computational needs beyond your desktop. Services for researchers include large-scale computing, storage of research data, high-speed networking, consulting and training, and partnering on grant proposals. The integration of computing resources, software, and networking, along with data storage, information management, and human resources to advance scholarship and research is a fundamental goal of cyberinfrastructure (CI)...
  • Research Hub This project is a research collaboration between the Research Hub (PI Ben Kirshner, School of Education), Assistant Professor Ben Shapiro (Department of Computer Science and the ATLAS Institute) and Padres y Jóvenes Unidos (PJU). This proposal is guided by three broad goals. Goal #1: In partnership with PJU, design and build a mobile-friendly web-based platform (called here Youth Data Platform or YDP) that supports chapters of PJU to carry out youth participatory action research (YPAR) about their schools and communities...
  • 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 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 at CU: First Folio Outreach Kit This summer, CU Boulder was one of 50 sites to host the Folger Library's tour of Shakespeare's First Folio. The exhibit, First Folio: The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, is part of Shakespeare at CU, a collaboration between 8 departments on campus to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. The goal of this project is to provide the Colorado community access to a rare Shakespearean artifact, and through its presence to engage in a dialogue encompassing history, art, literature, theatre, music, and science...
  • Shakespeare's Sprites 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...
  • Shakespeare's Sprites (ages 6-9) Shakespeare's Sprites is the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's 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. Each week culminates in a final showing for family and friends. This program, held on campus at CU Boulder, is the perfect way to instill a love of language and theater 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...