Regional Competition - National Ocean Sciences Bowl
The Trout Bowl is the regional competition for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl that covers the interior/mountain-west. This is an academic competition for high school students, who compete in teams on topics related to Oceanography, Marine Biology, Marine Policy, and Air-Sea Interactions. We accept teams from Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska, Utah, South Dakota, and parts of Oklahoma, Montana, and North Dakota...
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...
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)...
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 2:00-3:00 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 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 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 has 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 2007 award of a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center Grant to CAS 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...
Stopping the Loss of Tribal Children: Improving Outcomes of Colorado ICWA Cases
The student attorneys of the American Indian Law Clinic provide legal education to the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Community in an effort to stem the tide of tribal member children being placed in foster care or adopted by non-tribal people. The student attorneys also represent the Northern Cheyenne Tribe in child welfare cases involving a tribal member child being heard by a Colorado state court.
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...