Office for University Outreach

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.

Highlights

  • Join CU-Boulder Faculty for CU on the Weekend, Free Public Programs

    Join CU-Boulder Faculty for CU on the Weekend, Free Public Programs

    The public is invited to attend free, weekend programs led by some of the University of Colorado Boulder’s most interesting faculty as part of the Saturday series, CU on the Weekend. 

    With topics ranging from the sweeping stories behind celebrated musical compositions to the micro-level study of bacteria that uniquely forms each person’s microbiome, CU on the Weekend programs are designed to satisfy the community’s curisoity surrounding some of the intriguing ... more...

  • CU-Boulder Students, Elementary Schoolers Discover Ties that Bind as Reading Buddies

    CU-Boulder Students, Elementary Schoolers Discover Ties that Bind as Reading Buddies Jennifer Contreras reads her book “Oscar” with the help of CU student Forest Rodriguez at the Boulder Public Library. (Jay Dedrick/University of Colorado)
    Zora 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 Mágico

    College and Elementary School Students Teach Each Other in El Pueblo Mágico Photo by University of Colorado Boulder
    Professor 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

    New Community Lecture Series Begins with Talk, Workshop about Healthy Body Image Inspired by her students, Sona Dimidjian is organizing a community lecture series to facilitate conversations about mental health and wellness.

    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

    Science Discovery Sparks Interest in STEM and CU-Boulder Science Photo by Patrick Campbell/University of Colorado Boulder

    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...

Programs by Category

  • P-12

    P-12
    Programs and resources for P-12 teachers & students

  • On Campus

    On Campus
    Programs, services, and resources offered on the CU-Boulder campus

  • In Your Community

    In the Community
    Programs and resources that can be found online, across Colorado, and beyond.

  • Climate and Energy

    Climate and Energy
    Programs and resources featuring climate and energy issues and initiatives

What is Outreach and Engagement?
Outreach embodies collaborative projects and mutually beneficial partnerships among CU-Boulder and external groups that enrich both our academic and research missions and the communities we serve.
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