The University of Colorado Boulder offers an array of outreach and engagement programs, initiatives, and resources. This site serves as a gateway for campus and community members to learn more about these activities.
CU-Boulder Students, Elementary Schoolers Discover Ties that Bind as Reading BuddiesZora Eckert opens her storybook and begins to read aloud, her voice assured but quiet, leading the audience to lean in. Seated beside her on a bench, Serena Lewis holds up a second copy of the book, giving the circle of listeners a chance to peek at the crayon-colored illustrations floating above the text on crisp, white pages.“The Cat and the Duck” is a rare volume, not sold on ... more...
College and Elementary School Students Teach Each Other in El Pueblo MágicoProfessor Kris Gutiérrez has a rule about her after-school program at Alicia Sanchez Elementary School in Lafayette:“If you’re not having fun, something is going wrong.”And nothing is going wrong on this spring afternoon. About 40 second- to fifth-graders are in small groups avidly working to ... more...
New Community Lecture Series Begins with Talk, Workshop about Healthy Body Image
Sona Dimidjian, University of Colorado Boulder associate professor of psychology and neuroscience, taught Women’s Mental Health to CU undergraduates last year and was repeatedly inspired by the enthusiasm of students to create a world in which girls and women were less vulnerable to the social pressures that influence health problems like eating disorders and depression.
“The CU undergraduates in my classes have such passion for learning ways to contribute and create a ... more...
Science Discovery Sparks Interest in STEM and CU-Boulder Science
Nine-year-old Sydney Wilcox wants to be an astronaut when she grows up because “space is really cool.” She was in good company at a recent CU Science Discovery event where she declared her career aspirations a stone’s throw from the University of Colorado Boulder’s space exploration laboratory and at the heart of CU-Boulder research hubs.
Wilcox and her family were part of a crowd of approximately 800 kids and parents who came to campus for more...
Re-envisioning Reading with 3D-printed Picture Books
For generations, countless parents have read the classic children’s book Goodnight Moon to help lull little ones to sleep. The poetic text follows a young rabbit as he softly wishes goodnight to his surroundings — “goodnight room, goodnight moon, goodnight cow jumping over the moon,” the story goes. With help from computer science faculty and students, that tender tale has now been translated into a 3D-printed, tactile book for blind children and their ... more...
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