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This is an exceprt of CU-Boulder student Carly Bednarski's excellent overview of our recent JILA tour. See the full article with photos and links here. 

CO-LABS recently led a lab tour at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, known as JILA, on the University of Colorado Boulder’s campus. The tour focused on the CUbit Quantum Initiative and STROBE labs, which have worked on revolutionizing quantum physics research and commercialization. The tour kicked off withDr. Thomas Perkins,  the Chair of JILA Fellows, who provided a brief overview of the tour agenda and JILA’s background.

Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO) and Congressman Van Taylor (R-TX) are launching a bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship to promote federal policies that create jobs and to encourage the growth of early-state innovative companies. The Caucus will educate Members and staff on how the federal government can stimulate robust economic growth by fostering conditions that support entrepreneurs and their efforts to obtain the resources needed to start and grow their companies.

“From tech companies in Boulder and Fort Collins to the famous ski resorts in Vail and Breckenridge, Colorado’s 2nd District is known around the nation for our innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “When we invest in creativity and innovation, we are investing in economic opportunity and growth for future generations. I’m excited to launch the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship with Congressman Taylor to ensure that our federal policies continue to encourage innovators around our country and the frontier spirit of entrepreneurship that exists across our district and state.”  

NOTE: this announcment  from CIRES is from 2018; posted as CO-LABS Executovve Director Dan Powers spoke at the 2019 Earth X summit regarding natural gas technologies and policies. Further below is information on the new April 2019 law re: oil and gas regulations in Colorado. 

March 23, 2018: A new field instrument developed by a collaborative team of researchers can quantify methane leaks as tiny as 1/4 of a human exhalation from nearly a mile away. CIRES, NOAA, CU Boulder, and NIST scientists revamped and “ruggedized” Nobel Prize laser technology—turning a complex, room-sized collection of instruments into a sleek, 19-inch portable unit to tote into the field near oil and gas operations. The instrument collects precise, nonstop data, providing game-changing information critical for safe industry operations and controlling harmful greenhouse gas emissions. 

The Infectious Disease Research Center  At Colorado State Univeristy was honored as the winner of  the Colorado Manufacturing Awards (CMAs) for 2019 Bioscience/Medical Manufacturer of the Year. The announcement came at the 4th Annual CMAs gala reception held on April 4, 2019 at the Cable Center on the Denver University campus. 

200 people representing various manufacturing entities came from  from Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico, the national organization - Manufacturing Extension Partnership plus representatives from IDRC/BioMARC and the Colorado State Univeristy  Office of the Vice-President for Research. The selection of the IDRC was made on the basis of its program of work in supporting the development and  manufacture of diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccine products on behalf of government, academic and private sector organizations carried out under the BioMARC operation led by John Wyckoff, Joanna Ellinghuysen, Darragh Heaslip, Celeste O’Connor, JaNae Myers, and Sandy Brown and an incredible team of Research Associates, administrative professionals, students and staff. 

The “What Is a Feminist Lab?” Symposium hwill take place at the University of Colorado Boulder in Norlin Library N410 on April 17-18, 2019. Co-organized by Maya Livio, Lori Emerson, and Thea Lindquist, the event will examine the recent proliferation of labs, surveying the lab landscape and exploring ways in which intersectional feminist approaches can be integrated into labs and the work they do. “What is a Feminist Lab?” will also bring lab leaders and collaborators from across the U.S. and Canada into dialogue with representatives from many of the university’s interdisciplinary labs.