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Established in 1960, Education Abroad administers hundreds of CU Boulder-sponsored programs in more than 60 countries around the world. Approximately 1,300 CU Boulder students go abroad on CU Boulder programs annually. They receive in-residence credit and the credit may be applied to major and college requirements with prior advisor approval. Financial aid and scholarships are available...
The EducationUSA Academy at the University of Colorado Boulder is a university preparation program for IB, AP, Cambridge, and other academically accomplished international students from public and private high school, ages 15-17:"
-Work with experts in engineering, international business, and psychology
-Design a business, product, or service with guidance from a local entrepreneur
-Explore US culture and debate current events
-Tour area universities and meet key admission decision-makers
-Develop test preparation skills and strategies for success
-Experience university life on one of the most beautiful campuses in the US
-Discover new friends from around the world
Program Date: July 2-28, 2018
Application Due Date: June 1, 2018
Tuition Deadline: June 18, 2018
Total Cost: USD $5,000
Total cost includes instruction, materials, activities, campus housing, meals, and health insurance...
Empowering Families through Museum Exhibits on Child Development
Interest in the science of child development has increased dramatically in recent years. Research findings are relevant to families' lives, and address active debates with broad implications. For example, what are the consequences of societal changes in how much time children spend in supervised activities and in media activities? How do cognitive processes develop, and why do they predict important life outcomes? Can they be improved through intervention?
Our goal is to share discoveries about child development with a diverse audience of thousands of individuals in the community, by collaborating with the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus to develop interactive mobile exhibits, facilitated by CU students, based upon research findings...
Empowering Neighboring Communities to Mitigate I-70 Construction Impacts
This goal of this outreach project is to first understand the impact of the Central 70 project (C70) on the environment, social relations, and emotional wellbeing of the residents of the Elyria-Swansea community, and then develop and deploy socio-technical systems to mitigate the negative impacts, thus empowering the community to increase resilience, connectedness, and wellbeing...
Energy Justice: Combating Poverty and Global Warming in Ayaviri Peru (Stage Two)
A full one third of the world's population, typically living on less than a dollar or two per day, has no access to modern energy resources. The majority of these people rely on burning biomass (such as cow manure, crop residues, or collected wood) to meet all of their energy needs. Unfortunately, burning biomass for cooking, heating, and illumination creates indoor air pollution that results in 2 million premature deaths annually, primarily among women and children [WHO, UNDP, The Energy Access Situation in Developing Countries (2009)]...
Engaging Spanish-Speaking Coloradoans in the Fracking Debate
The future of hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. "fracking") is one of Colorado's most pressing issues, and yet the statewide conversation about oil and gas extraction has largely left out non-English-speakers. We aim to inspire a more inclusive democratic process by electronically publishing and distributing a Spanish language glossary of key terms used in the hydraulic fracturing debate...
Engineers Without Borders - Peru
The Peru team has just finished a water system in the rural community of Llacamate. The system has been successful in bring water to many houses and the community has continued to add tap stands. Since the completion of that project the team has moved on to a larger community, Huacapongo. Huacapongo has a spring feed water distribution system that is not providing clean drinking water...
Enhancing Wildfire Outreach Programs with Social Science
Risk assessments in hazard-prone communities are fairly common, however the results are often unknown to the residents, even when publicly available. In the wildfire arena, risk assessments are used primarily for hazardous fuels reduction, fire suppression strategy, and community planning. Providing residents with risk information at a relevant, actionable scale (parcel-level) and leveraging social data to engage residents in risk reduction constitutes a critical step in reducing risk, increasing resilience, and promoting fire adaptation and remains a central gap in current practices...
Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
The Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC) provides law students with unique, practical experience in transactional law while offering valuable legal services without charge to local businesses that lack access to venture capital or angel investor resources. The Clinic's clients include graduate students, professors, local entrepreneurs, and start-up companies...
Everyday Colorado: Generating Local Knowledge about Health & Environment
Colorado is facing dramatic changes in industrial activities, environmental conditions, and land use development patterns. Extreme heat, together with severe drought conditions and extensive soil erosion, are creating conditions that could have dramatic health impacts. Colorado is also home to extensive energy development, resulting in questions about safety, health and environmental impact...
Experiencing the Three Legged Stool: Social, Economic and Environmental Education through the Mariposa Redevelopment
This community outreach project is a continuation of the Mariposa redevelopment project made possible by the 2013-2104 outreach award. The second phase of the project integrates students in the final design and construction processes.
The Mariposa outreach project has united students, design professionals, and residents in a progressive and sustainable urban redevelopment project...
Families and Educators Together: A Partnership with Boulder Valley School District
Families and Educators Together (FET) teams at six schools in Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) are advancing a community-based model of defining and making progress toward school goals. Made up of family members, community liaisons, community organization representatives, teachers, principals, and other school leaders, FET teams are focused on developing partnerships with families, with a particular emphasis on families that traditionally have been marginalized in school community participation...
Fine Print Foils
In Fine Print is a 15-20 minute educational video project that provides consumers with tips for surviving scams and financial pitfalls. The user-friendly format of the short film gives the ability to engage consumers who may be unaware of the dangers that we all face in our daily purchases. The program hopes to serve the Boulder County Housing Authority, Human Services, and the greater community.
Fossils in the Classroom
The hands-on teaching kits include fossils and casts as well as classroom lessons that directly address the Colorado Department of Education's state Colorado Academic Standard on the study of fossils (Life Science 2.2), and it connects the scientific work of CU-Boulder paleontologists with teachers and students in communities throughout Colorado.
The primary goals of the CU-Boulder's Museum's Fossils in the Classroom Project are to engage students and teachers from elementary schools across Colorado in the study of the ancient prehistory of Colorado and to get students interested in science through paleontology (the study of past life)...
Fossils: Clues to the Past Hands-on Workshop
Fossils: Clues to the Past Workshop (recommended for 3nd - 5th grades)
Discover different types of fossils and investigate how plants and animals become fossilized. Students use paleontology tools to excavate their own fossils to take home.
Workshops are offered in conjunction with guided programs to provide a more in-depth learning experience; students will create an object of their own to take home...
Fossils: Evidence of Past Life Guided Program
Fossils: Evidence of Past Life (recommended for 3rd - 5th grades)
What can we learn from fossils? What do they tell us about past life? Learn how fossil plants and animals reveal clues to the past and explore how life has changed over time in this hands-on, station-based guided program.
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...
Freudenthal Institute US
The mission of FI-US is to establish a comprehensive network of collaborating researchers, teachers and developers. The activities of FI-US focus on:
* Developing curricula at several levels of detail, from teaching, learning and assessment trajectories to classroom materials for students, teachers and parents.
* Building leadership capacity in school districts through professional communities...
Friday Night Stargazing at Sommers-Bausch Observatory
Free Public Open Houses are held on Sommers-Bausch Observatory's Observing Deck on Friday evenings (weather permitting) throughout the year whenever the University of Colorado is in session. Starting time is 8:00 p.m. (fall and spring semesters) and 9:00 p.m. (during the summer). You're also invited to drop by from next-door Fiske Planetarium after its Friday evening starshow ends...
Front Range Pika Project
The general public is invited to take part in a citizen-science program focused on the American pika, a small relative of rabbits that inhabits the Rockies and other rocky places throughout the western US. Volunteers are trained and coordinated through the Front Range Pika Project's citizen science program (a partnership of Denver Zoo and Rocky Mountain Wild)...
Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment
The Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment is a research center under Colorado Law that serves the people of the American West, the nation, and the world through creative, interdisciplinary research, bold, inclusive teaching, and innovative problem solving in order to further true sustainability for our lands, waters, and environment...