CU Boulder VITA Program
CU Boulder VITA (volunteer income tax assistance) is an IRS-sponsored program that offers free income tax return preparation services to taxpayers with household income of $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. During tax busy season, we offer our free tax preparation services twice a week...
CU Builds the Geometry Park
"CU Designs the Geometry Park" is a cooperative effort between the Program in Environmental Design and the Geometry Park, an existing project in the Center for STEM Learning (CSL) to create a STEM-based exhibit in Romero Park, Lafayette. The future park construction is currently funded; however, we would like to extend the outreach impact by including a student design class and evaluation...
CU Dialogues Program
The CU Dialogues Program engages diverse audiences of the CU Boulder community in open conversation across differences of all kinds. Housed under CU Engage: The Center for Community-Based Learning and Research within the School of Education, the CU Dialogues program serves the campus at large. Through facilitated dialogue we promote communication across social, cultural and power differentials and foster mutual understanding through the open sharing of experiences and perspectives...
CU Going Local
CU Going Local is a committed group of university and community members brought together by the common desire to create a more sustainable world through relocalizing campus community. Through the most fundamental necessity of food, CU Going Local strives to combat global environmental and social problems through community-based initiatives.
CU Going Local is a student organization that promotes local and sustainable food on campus and in the Boulder community...
CU GOLD - Gaining Opportunities through Leadership Development
EVERY STUDENT CAN BE A LEADER. Find your strength as a leader with CU GOLD.
CU GOLD (Gaining Opportunities through Leadership Development) provides free leadership development opportunities to all CU students as a department of the Center for Student Involvement. All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in at least one credit hour are encouraged to join the Core Leadership Program at the start of each semester! The Core Leadership Program is a semester-long cohort program consisting of a leadership retreat in the mountains of Colorado, a community service project, and weekly sessions devoted to a variety of leadership topics including understanding personal values, diversity, and different leadership styles...
CU Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Policy
Society has a growing need for expertise in science and technology policy. The Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Policy at the CU-Boulder, which is being offered in a parallel form at the Colorado School of Mines, is a rigorous educational program to prepare students pursuing graduate degrees for careers at the interface of science, technology, and decision making...
CU Green Labs
The CU Green Labs Program provides materials and education to CU-Boulder campus labs to help them reduce their energy and water usage. A typical lab uses seven times more energy than a typical office but there are many ways to reduce used resources. CU Green Labs is a collaborative effort between Department of Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities Management and the Environmental Center...
CU on the Weekend
CU on the Weekend is a lecture series that is free and open to the public. Take advantage of the unique opportunity to interact with some of CU Boulder's most dynamic faculty and learn more about their teaching, research and creative work. These programs allow for in-depth conversations on a range of engaging subjects.
CU on the Weekend Fall 2017 Series
What Do You Hear? Listening to Modernist Music
CU Upward Bound
About CU Upward Bound
CU Upward Bound (CUUB) is the longest-running of CU Boulder's pre-college outreach programs. Like all Upward Bound programs, CUUB is funded by the US Department of Education to help low income and first-generation college going students succeed in high school and prepare for postsecondary success. But the CUUB program sharpens the focus of a typical Upward Bound with its unique mission to challenge, protect and connect the primarily indigenous student population we serve...
Now in its 35th year, CU Wizards is happy to share a new season with you as they explore the exciting worlds of physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and more!
FREE to the public, the monthly shows entertain and inform children about the wonders of science. Shows are one Saturday morning per month from September to June and provide a perfect start to a fun-filled weekend...
CU-Stars: CU Science, Technology, Astronomy Recruits
Our program recruits incoming and continuing undergraduate science majors from diverse backgrounds to a program at Fiske Planetarium and Sommers-Bausch Observatory. Our program includes internships, mentoring and tutoring, special sessions with local scientists, telescope observing, and a fun and supportive community.
A special part of CU-STARS is our outreach program...
Cultural Unity & Engagement (CUE) Center K-12 Outreach Program
The Cultural Unity & Engagement (CUE) Center offers a unique visit program that is designed to welcome Kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) students from the Denver/Metro area and across Colorado and the U.S., to a university campus and the college experience. Visits include campus tours and college panel discussions led by current undergraduate and graduate students...
Demystifying Entrepreneurship Rural Colorado Workshop Series
Demystifying Entrepreneurship workshops, hosted across the state of Colorado, are an interactive certificate course for anyone interested in launching his or her own business or improving upon an existing business. It provides a fundamental framework and toolset that helps entrepreneurs develop sought-after products and services, avoid pitfalls and succeed at entrepreneurship...
Dennis Small Cultural Center
The Dennis Small Cultural Center (DSCC) exists to serve underrepresented student groups on the CU-Boulder campus by providing programmatic support and a safe space for cultural expression and community gatherings. DSCC serves the campus community as a whole by providing opportunities to enhance cultural awareness and celebrate diversity. The center is committed to facilitating programs and resources that contribute to the intellectual, cultural, social, ethical, and personal growth of all students...
Designing STEAM Kits for Children in Hospital Settings
This project will work to design meaningful Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) experiences for children who are patients in long term hospital settings. This development of STEAM Kits will engage young patients in interesting and informative activities while meeting hospital standards regarding infection control and safety.
The project is a partnership between the CU Boulder Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME), CU Science Discovery, Idea Forge, and Children's Hospital Colorado (CHC) Volunteer and Risk Management Staff...
Developing Local Expertise Through Collaborative Technology Design
For the past two years the Office of Outreach and Engagement has supported members of the School of Education and ATLAS to work with a community-based food justice organization to leverage technological resources to improve the social, cultural, and physical contexts of the Westwood neighborhood of Denver. Using techniques from participatory design research, we together designed a software application (the "Promotora App") that allows the non-profit to document its food justice work in the neighborhood and to share this information across a broad network including city policy makers, potential funders, and food activists throughout the country...
Dialogue and Deliberation for Enhanced Disaster Relocation Recovery
At the nexus between climate change-intensified natural hazards, informal urbanization, and poverty, permanent community relocation emerges as a protection measure after disaster events. However, relocation is not necessarily a panacea for vulnerability; a growing body of literature has highlighted worrisome development practices and outcomes, underscoring the negative social and economic consequences of relocation projects...
Dig In! to Local Food Community Literacy Campaign
In 2014, "The Shed: Boulder County Foodshed" formed as a working board comprised of local leaders, to educate the public about local food and encourage increased supply and consumption. They have asked CU faculty to help them gather data and create a countywide food-literacy campaign. The project goal is to create a multifaceted food-literacy campaign, called Dig In! to Local Food, that helps: residents to understand what aspects of local food they support (e...
Digital Library for Earth System Education
Researchers at the Institute of Cognitive Science and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research are working with 124 middle and high schools in the Denver Public School system to provide a new online resource system. The system, called the Curriculum Customization Service, offers teachers access to about 13,500 resources, including lesson plans, scientific data, visualizations, interactive computer models and virtual field trips...
Discover Fossils Guided Program
(Recommended for preK - 2nd grades)
Discover different types of fossils and prehistoric plants and animals through observing, identifying, and comparing. This program includes time to explore the museum's Discovery Corner.
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...