Honeybees are arguably the most important pollinators in our food system, and due to several environmental and social factors, their populations have been in significant decline in the last decade. Monitoring honeybees is critical, yet there is no comprehensive method by which to do so. This project addresses the need to better understand the decline of the honeybee population and how evidence based design can offer sustainable solutions...
Biological Sciences Initiative
The Biological Sciences Initiative (BSI) envisions scientific literacy among all citizens, increasing their understanding of the relevance of science to their lives and empowering them to make informed health, environmental and political choices. To promote diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences and scientific literacy, BSI provides research, classroom and professional development experiences to those interested in the biosciences at many levels, while particularly serving those with limited opportunities and/or from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences...
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity is a large format immersive digital dome show on black holes at the Gates Planetarium at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Funded by the National Science Foundation and NASA, this 23 minute show was directed by Thomas Lucas. The science director was Professor Andrew Hamilton of JILA and the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at CU-Boulder...
The BOLD (Broadening Opportunity through Leadership and Diversity) Center of CU Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science is committed to graduating an innovative and competitive engineering work force that is diverse in gender, ethnicity and socio-economic representation. BOLD's purpose is to break down the barriers that keep too many of today's young talent from reaching their aspirations by broadening participation, improving student retention and supporting the community needs of diverse engineering students...
Border crossing: Renewing El Pueblo In/Out of School
Since 2010, Alicia Sanchez International Elementary School and the School of Education have been engaged in a partnership focused on building and studying solutions aimed at (1) improving the academic learning of children living in poverty who are also racial and linguistic minorities, and (2) preparing a majority middle-class, white population of pre-service teachers to teach these students effectively...
Boulder Affordable Housing
The goal of the Boulder Affordable Housing Research Initiative (BAHRI) research project is to conduct compelling and informative research on affordable housing needs, accessibility, and availability. The project is designed to collect and analyze comprehensive and collaborative research on affordable housing in Boulder County.
The project gathers and shares data with a diverse array of affordable housing organizations and local stakeholders...
Boulder Campus Staff Council
CU Boulder's Staff Council is a team of elected members from across the campus. We represent the interests of our campus' staff by advocating on a variety of issues, proposing policies, serving in an advisory role to administration, and facilitating a variety of events to bring collaborative and professional development opportunities to the campus.
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Boulder Chickadee Study
Black-capped and mountain chickadees are closely-related species that co-occur in Boulder County but occupy different habitats based on elevation. The Boulder Chickadee Study leverages an extensive network of nest boxes from Boulder up the Mountain Research Station to look at how cities are changing the interactions between these two species from both genomic and field-based perspectives...
Brain Behavior Clinic and Boulder County Ten Year Plan to Address Homelessness
The Brain Behavior Clinic (BBC) in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at CU has been partnering with the Boulder County Shelter for the Homeless since 2012 in identifying and documenting cognitively disabled persons as part of the County's 10-Year Plan to Address Homelessness. One of the specific goals of the Boulder County 10-year Plan is to identify and provide effective outreach to chronically homeless individuals and connect them with needed services and viable and permanent housing solutions...
Bringing Lafayette’s Swimming Pool Story to the Community
The primary component of this project is to create and display at The Collective Community Arts Center in Lafayette, Colorado, an exhibition that tells the story of the swimming pool built in that town in 1933-4: its restriction to “whites only,” the community effort led by Rose Lueras to raise money and hire a lawyer to bring suit on grounds of discrimination, and what happened in the following few years...
BUENO Center for Multicultural Education
The BUENO Center for Multicultural Education is an integral part of the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Through a comprehensive range of research, training, and service projects, the Center strongly promotes quality education with an emphasis on cultural pluralism. The Center is deeply committed to facilitating equal educational opportunities for cultural and language minority students...
Building Community Knowledge Around Sustainable Neighborhood Design
This project is a collaboration around a major long-term planning, design and development initiative of the City of Boulder anchored by the site previously occupied by the Boulder Community Hospital. The initiative is conceptualized in part as an 'eco-district' including adjoining neighborhoods. This project will help create a baseline of ideas, designs and knowledge to support community dialogue...
Building LGBTQ-Inclusive Capacity Through University-District Partnership
A Queer Endeavor is a grassroots, queer-led initiative housed in the School of Education. Through deep partnerships with researchers, education leadership, and teachers, our work aims toward creating safer, more inclusive school communities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, families, and staff. We work in direct partnership with CU’s teacher preparation program and local school districts and also provide training and materials to a national audience...
Building Post-Disaster Resilience in Puerto RIco: ICT-Enabled Mental Health Support Service
According to public health officials, there are warning signs of a full-fledged mental health crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and much of the population is showing symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Within the first 2 months after the hurricane, over 2,000 calls (2x normal) had overwhelmed the emergency hotline for psychiatric crises maintained by the PR health department...
Building Science Communication Skills through Improvisational Theater
We will be offering a series of improvisational theater workshops to enhance communication and collaboration skills for science. The program brings together local secondary students and CU students studying topics in environmental science to engage in improv lessons and problem-solving discussions around environmental challenges.
The program provides the post-secondary students with techniques to communicate about their science and trains them as effective messengers, and it immerses secondary students in environmental science through a creative process...
Business Research Division Outreach
Serving Colorado since 1915, the Business Research Division (BRD) of Leeds Business at CU Boulder provides economic and demographic information needed by businesses, governments, and nonprofits. Specializing in economic and fiscal analysis, market research, and custom research projects, the division also produces the longest-running annual forecast of the state's economy, now in its 50th year...
CARLA Lab: Comprehensive Adaptive Reading and Learning Assistance
The CARLA Lab is located at Institute of Cognitive Sciences (ICS) in Computational Language and Education Research (CLEAR) and is headed by Dr. Barbara Wise. Her team has conducted studies in computer-delivered reading assessment and intervention since 2004, working with other CU researchers and with St. Vrain Valley Schools, the Archdiocese schools of Denver, and Boulder Valley Schools...
Center for Asian Studies - Campus and Community Outreach
The Center for Asian Studies encourages and supports Asian area scholarship across disciplinary and university boundaries. Our mission is to support faculty research and teaching initiatives related to Asian Studies and to disseminate knowledge of Asia in the community and schools. As part of this mission, the Center for Asian Studies hosts numerous symposia, talks, performances, and presentations each year...
Center for Asian Studies K-12 Outreach
The Center for Asian Studies (CAS) on the Boulder campus of the University of Colorado brings together faculty, students, and community members to encourage and support Asian scholarship across disciplinary and college boundaries.
Through its three principal K-12 outreach programs, CAS annually offers opportunities for teachers ranging from Saturday workshops to credit-bearing professional development courses to summer study tours...
Center for Energy and Environmental Security
An interdisciplinary research and policy center at CU-Boulder Law School, Center for Energy and Environmental Security (CEES) works to develop practical strategies and solutions for moving international society toward a global sustainable energy future. CEES addresses issues of energy security and climate change by anticipating emerging concerns, establishing new lines of inquiry, developing and deploying strategic programs and projects, and charting the territory for responses by government, business, and society.