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 Ensemble Program
The CU Middle School Ensemble (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...
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...
NAGPRA Comics: A collaboratively produced comic book series illustrating true stories about repatriation from tribal perspectives
NAGPRA Comics is an information comic that is collaboratively produced with members of Native American tribes that explains the Native American Graves Protection Act (1990) and tells true stories about repatriation from tribal perspectives. NAGPRA is an important law to redress a history of social injustice in the collection of Native ancestors/human remains and the alienation of sacred items from Native communities...
Thanks in part to the gracious support of the Outreach Program, the efforts of those at the University of Colorado at Boulder have extend to Bolivia. Bolivia is the second poorest nation in Latin America. The focus of our efforts within the country, more specifically within the area known as the Altiplano, is to construct a long distance Wi-Fi network (WiLDNet) linking ten health posts that will provide the broadband connectivity necessary to provide all telemedicine services among those ten locations (we call this wide area network CamachoNet)...
National Education Policy Center
The mission of the National Education Policy Center is to produce and disseminate high-quality, peer-reviewed research to inform education policy discussions. The program is guided by the belief that the democratic governance of public education is strengthened when policies are based on sound evidence.
Negotiating Accountability, Standards and Assessment in Small Rural School Districts
This place-based partnership project, “Negotiating Accountability, Standards and Assessment in Small Rural School Districts,” connects CU Boulder’s School of Education with district and teacher leadership in the Otis R-3 School District and other communities in Northeast Colorado. Working collaboratively, our project aims to (1) develop a case study of how this community negotiated highly contested debates about standards and assessment over the last several years, and (2) to explore how this district and region might respond to the new landscape of ESSA-era accountability reforms in Colorado...
Nobel Prize in Literature: Lecture Series
This lecture series on Nobel-Prize-winning authors from around the world is presented by leading CU Boulder faculty scholars of literature as well as invited guest speakers. The series is hosted by the Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures and held at the Boulder Book Store. The series started in Spring 2016 and now is running for the second year...
North Fork Valley Air Monitoring Project
Formerly the North Fork Valley Air Monitoring Project, this project has evolved into the Air Quality InQuiry (AQ-IQ) Program. An education and outreach program bringing together next-generation air quality monitors, a project-based learning curriculum (posted on the TeachEngineering Digital Library), and university mentors from CU to offer high school students in rural Colorado "real-world" research experience...
Now at the Macky Gallery
From September to May, the Macky Gallery showcases exhibits curated under a partnership with the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public every Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is also open for ticket holders during events in the hall.
Noyce Teacher Teams/ Colorado Teaching to Learn Project
Principal Investigator: Valerie Otero
Project Manager: Laurie Langdon
This project builds on the collective induction philosophy that undergirds the successful NSF-funded Noyce programs at the University of Colorado Boulder. The project is integrating, expanding, and aligning teacher preparation, induction, and leadership by bringing together Noyce Teacher Teams of teachers and prospective teachers with different levels of experience...
OASIS (Opportunities, Art, Science, Inspiration, and Sustainability) will be a public art installation that is currently envisioned as a unique, custom built, culturally specific community gathering place incorporating the art, design ideas, and involvement of under served, at or below poverty level, mostly Latinx San Lazaro Mobile Home Park residents, especially middle and high school youth and their families, working in collaboration with CU ENVD students under the guidance of faculty member Marcel de Lange...
Observatory Field Trips for Schools
Sommers-Bausch Observatory (SBO) on the CU-Boulder campus offers enriching STEM educational experiences for K-12 students.
Daytime field trips are 45 minutes in duration and can be customized to meet your educational goals, interests, and special needs. Typically, we demonstrate our 24-inch Boller & Chivens and the two 20-inch Planewave telescopes, as well as our solar telescopes...
Online Learning and Practice Communities
Depression during pregnancy is a major public health problem. Although effective practices for screening and treating antenatal depression exist, few pregnant women receive such services. Such a care gap highlights the critical need for new and innovative training models to educate healthcare professionals in how to identify and care for depressed pregnant women...
Upcoming Events Across Colorado (Off Campus)