Category Archives: Discovery and innovation

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CU Denver Engineers Diverse Ways to Serve Communities



  Engineering is a higher calling, a service today to diverse communities that benefits society for generations to come. There are many avenues for engineering graduates and today on CU on the Air, host Emily Davies talks to Dr. David Mays, professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado Denver. He has assisted more … Continue reading CU Denver Engineers Diverse Ways to Serve Communities


RECCS pairs community college students with CIRES scientists



Participants research STEM as they prepare to transition to four-year institutions The Research Experience for Community College Students, or RECCS (pronounced Rex), is a paid summer research internship program at the University of Colorado Boulder open to all Colorado community college students. RECCS gives community college students an authentic research experience where they explore environmental or geosciences and … Continue reading RECCS pairs community college students with CIRES scientists


UCCS’ Bachelor of Innovation Boldly Goes Where None Have Gone Before



Benjamin Kwitek, director of innovation at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, understands that innovation is critical to solving the problems our society faces. Kwitek understands the United States is at the forefront of innovation at a local and global level. At UCCS, he is also the innovator of the world’s first Bachelor of Innovation. … Continue reading UCCS’ Bachelor of Innovation Boldly Goes Where None Have Gone Before


Wildfire resilience, not suppression, supports the environment



Already in the U.S. in 2021, some 95 large fires have burned more than 2 million acres in 15 states. Nearly 24,000 wildland firefighters and support personnel are on the front lines across the country. Today on CU on the Air, host Emily Davies talks with CU Boulder’s Natasha Stavros, data and fire scientist and … Continue reading Wildfire resilience, not suppression, supports the environment


Advancing Discoveries to Speed Intervention



The Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus builds the research teams of the future to speed the development of new treatments and improve human health. CU on the Air host Emily Davies and former CU President Mark Kennedy speak with Dr. Ron Sokol, director of CCTSI and … Continue reading Advancing Discoveries to Speed Intervention


Colorado’s Best Minds + CU Innovators = A Better Future



While patents and business papers are an important aspect in scientific discovery, it’s not until that research is making a positive impact in society that it truly matters. Today on the President’s Innovation Podcast, President Mark Kennedy and host Emily Davies speak with serial entrepreneur, Stan Lapidus, about his accomplishments and insights on business collaboration … Continue reading Colorado’s Best Minds + CU Innovators = A Better Future


CU Innovations Brings Sciences from Inception to Implementation



CU Innovations brings together some of the greatest minds of several academic fields at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and beyond to work across disciplines to benefit health and wellness in the larger communities. In today’s episode of the President’s Innovation Podcast, a CU on the Air series, we talk with Kimberly Muller, … Continue reading CU Innovations Brings Sciences from Inception to Implementation


Building CU’s Strength through Diversity



Although perhaps well meaning, many diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives have fallen short or have even done more harm than good. DEI is a top priority at University of Colorado, and CU is prioritizing what system shifts are needed to enact and sustain success. How do we attract, retain and graduate diverse students? How do … Continue reading Building CU’s Strength through Diversity


Exploring X-ray and Laser Science from Imagination to Application



Welcome to the inaugural episode of the President’s Innovation Podcast, a special CU on the Air series. Host Emily Davies speaks with distinguished professor Margaret Murnane, a fellow at JILA, which is a joint institute of the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dr. Murnane is also a faculty … Continue reading Exploring X-ray and Laser Science from Imagination to Application


COLTT Conference to Feature Revolutionary Micro-credentialing, Badging Tech



REGISTER FOR COLTT HERE; CALL FOR PROPOSALS UPDATE: Rep. Joe Neguse will host a conversation with student leaders to address the power of student advocacy in shaping policy on today’s most pressing higher education issues. The Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference (COLTT) will once again this year feature leading edge innovations and supportive education. … Continue reading COLTT Conference to Feature Revolutionary Micro-credentialing, Badging Tech