K-12 Engineering Education Initiatives
The ITL Program, within CU-Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science, offers an extensive number of K-12 engineering education initiatives to help students and teachers become aware of the possibilities of an engineering career. Through the various offerings, K-12 students learn that engineering is about creating things to improve society; that engineering is a fun and rewarding career; and that engineers are creative problem solvers who work in teams to design great new technology for everyday use...
K-12 in CU- Boulder's Special Collections & Preservation Department
The Special Collections & Preservation Department at CU-Boulder Libraries welcomes visits by K-12 teachers and their students. Lectures covering a variety of subject areas at appropriate grade levels can be arranged with staff. Located in Norlin Library, a visit can support K-12 curriculum in the book arts, the history of science, and photography. Lesson plans covering other subject areas can be offered...
Kids Code: Expanding Tech Opportunities for Underrepresented Students
We have continued to expand the reach of this project by offering meaningful creative computing opportunities to the people in children's support network, including children's teachers and children's families. To learn more about these efforts, please visit our new project page, Communities Code, https://outreach.colorado.edu/programs/details/id/801 ...
Kinesthetic Connection Workshop
Discover, explore, and reflect on museum objects from the perspectives of time, space, and energy in a movement workshop specifically designed to complement the Stories from the Collection guided program.
Workshops are offered in conjunction with guided programs to provide a more in-depth learning experience. A guided program or workshop is an enriching stand-alone experience...
Korey Wise Innocence Project
The American criminal justice system contains many features designed to guard against convicting an innocent person. But we are humans and, due to honest mistake and otherwise, there are innocent people in prison. We'll never have a perfect system, but the Korey Wise Innocence Project (KWIP) is dedicated to doing what it can to fix as many mistakes as possible...
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) Office of Communications and Outreach
LASP is a solar system science research institution where spacecraft and spacecraft instrumentation are built to support our research mission. The researchers explore planets and planetary bodies, the sun, space weather, and Earth's atmosphere and magnetic field. The Office of Communications and Outreach at LASP creates programming surrounding the research efforts...
Latino History Project
The Latino History Project helps to correct the widespread omission of Latinos from local history books and school curriculums. It began in 2013 as a community-based initiative in Boulder County to document and make known the previously invisible experiences of Latinos in Longmont, Lafayette, and Boulder over the past century. The project’s 100 volunteers and interns assembled 1,600 primary sources of many types: oral history interviews and other biographical materials, family photographs, information from old newspapers, school records, U...
Learning and Teaching Computer Science at EPIC
Children from non-dominant backgrounds often do not participate in high-quality computer science education. If they engage in computer science education, the curricula typically focus on low-level practices such as keyboarding or practices that are lacking in personal relevance. This limits their capacity for meaningful learning. It further limits their capacity for participating in and setting the terms for conversations about what problems are worth addressing and what kinds of solutions are appropriate...
Leeds School of Business Professional Mentorship Program
The Professional Mentorship Program (PMP) was initiated as a pilot in 2009 and is now an independent program housed in the Career Development Office at the Leeds School of Business. The program partners Leeds undergraduate and MBA students with professional mentors in their fields of interest. The PMP provides an additional level of advising and career counseling for our students and is intended to help them make the most of their business education, as well as better prepare them to take on future challenges in the professional world...
Lens on Climate Change
“Lens on Climate Change” is a program for middle and high school students in Colorado. Students produce film that feature how climate change affects their life in Colorado. Students are mentored by science graduate students from CU Boulder and students from the Colorado Film School throughout the production of their own films. Participants will learn how to define their own topic, write a compelling script, design their video, interview scientists and stakeholders, collect relevant and supportive footage (B-roll) and edit their own video...
LISA 2020: Building Statistical Analysis and Data Science Capacity
Statistics and data science are crucial for enabling and accelerating research, informing business and policy decisions, and transforming evidence into action for development. The LISA 2020 program trains local statisticians and data scientists in developing countries to collaborate with researchers, businesses, and policy makers. Our goal is to create a network of 20 statistical collaboration laboratories (“stat labs”) in developing countries by the year 2020...
Make 3D Books with Locals for Families Worldwide
This outreach program aims to design and make 3D books for families with children who are visually impaired. We will build capacity and increase access to tactile books by involving local communities and university students. Previously, this program supported an interdisciplinary team of students in the engineering department and the school of education in this collaborate outreach effort...
Masters of the Environment & Metro Denver Nature Alliance Capstone Project
Students in the Master of the Environment program, Nikki Chernick, Madison Kraus, Alexander Handloff and Alexa Cotton, are have begun a capstone project with Metro Denver Nature Alliance (Metro DNA). Metro DNA is a non-profit coalition seeking to promote healthy lifestyles through equitable access to nature. Their role as graduate consultants has three phases:
Materials Science from CU-Boulder
Presented throughout the state, these classroom programs are based on physical science topics that are used as an introduction to the world of materials science. Students in grades 5-9 use this inquiry-based curriculum and hands-on activities to learn about interdisciplinary topics.
The Liquid Crystal Materials Research Center (LCMRC), an interdisciplinary research unit of the University of Colorado, is partnering with Science From CU to bring programs, assemblies and kits based on materials science...
Metrolab CU-City Design Workshop: Hill and Broadway Corridor
This project is a Metrolab partnership between the university and the city of Boulder. A variety of design and development projects are underway in the University Hill area including revitalization of the commercial district and planning for adjoining residential areas, urban design around proposed hotels and a conference center, improvements on the Broadway corridor and related walking/bicycle routes, and facilities planning at the University...
Middle School Ensembles Program
The CU Middle School Ensembles (MSE) program is a collaborative experience designed for middle school music students, high school musicians considering a career in music teaching, and Music Education majors from the University of Colorado Boulder. This program provides a supplemental musical experience to the school-based music programs for 6th- through 8th-grade students, while also strengthening the opportunities for future music educators to learn their craft...
Mini Law School 2019
Mini Law School provides participants with a better understanding of important legal principles in key areas of the law. Taught by members of our law school faculty, the eight-week series provides a look into the numerous ways the law impacts our daily lives, now and in the future. Open to all, this program is designed for non-lawyers, is an excellent lifelong learning opportunity, and is a great chance to get a taste of what law school is like...
Mothers Organizing for a Brighter Educational Future
During the 2017-2018 school year, a school district leadership (the district) in North East Denver have decided to phase out bilingual programming in favor of a K-3 transitional English program. Parents are unhappy about the decision and have publicly asked the school board to continue bilingual education through 5th grade. However, parents' voices are being ignored...
Multicultural Leadership Scholars
Since 2000, the Multicultural Leadership Scholars Program (MLS) has supported the development of leaders from diverse backgrounds, experiences, concerns, knowledge, interests, and accomplishments. Through coursework, service, and socialization, scholars develop a deep awareness of their own values and belief systems as well as those of others.
The program features meaningful relationships with professors and peer mentors...
My Water Comes from the Mountains Activity Kits
These activity kits for the classroom began with the "My Water" book series, which tells the story of how water gets to your tap. To make the most of these books, INSTAAR scientists and graduate students have created hands-on activities that introduce elementary and middle school students to water science.
Kits are in circulation in the Boulder Valley and St...
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