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The  National Science Foundation 2026 Idea Machine is a contest through which NSF seeks input on grand challenges or questions (i.e., Big Ideas) to inform its long-term planning. The contest invites the public and the scientific community to participate by submitting ideas and by commenting on other contestants’ ideas. The entries will be judged by STEM and STEM education research experts at multiple stages of the contest. In the end, NSF will award cash and other prizes for the best entries.

Participants can earn prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade, the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by the National Science Foundation (NSF). It's an opportunity for researchers, the public and other interested stakeholders to contribute to NSF's mission to support basic research and enable new discoveries that drive the U.S. economy, enhance national security and advance knowledge to sustain the country's global leadership in science and engineering.

CO-LABS Announces Winners of 2018 Governor's Awards
for High-Impact Research
Tenth Annual Event Honors Colorado’s Top Scientists and Engineers
for Projects Having a Significant Impact on Society

August 20, 2018: CO-LABS has announced the three winners of the 2018 Governor's Award for High-Impact Research. Celebrating ten years, the event gathers scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, business leaders and government officials to celebrate the exceptional and groundbreaking work of scientists and engineers from Colorado’s federally-funded research labs and institutions.

 U.S. News & World Report has taken notice of Colorado State University’s massive investments in infrastructure and student success, boosting Colorado’s land-grant university three spots in its annual rankings. U.S. News noted in its summary that CSU is considered “one of the leading research universities, and faculty and students work together to explore fields such as atmospheric science, infectious diseases, clean energy technologies and environmental science.”

CSU is No. 58 among public universities in the 2018 U.S. News & Report Best Colleges rankings and has climbed nine spots since 2012. CSU has invested $1.4 billion in campus infrastructure in this decade, including new teaching and research facilities such as chemistry research, biology, behavioral sciences and the Suzanne and Walter Scott, Jr. Bioengineering Building. Projects underway include the C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute, Michael Smith Natural Resources Building, Richardson Design Center, and the Global Food Innovation Center in honor of Gary and Kay Smith.

Dan Powers
August 2nd, 2018

The UCAR Center for Science Education's Field Guide to Clouds is a portable guidebook to identifying clouds.  Learn about the different clouds in the sky, including how they form, how they get their names, and what they can tell you about the weather.  Test your cloud knowledge with quizzes and share photos of interesting clouds you find on social media.

Download the app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

CU Boulder's earth science and atmospheric science disciplines both ranked No. 1 overall among world universities in the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy's 2018 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS), which was published today. The university also scored highly in a dozen other academic categories, highlighting the breadth of impactful CU Boulder research.

The annual ranking, which has been published since 2009, includes over 1,600 universities from 83 countries scored across 54 academic subject categories. This year marks the first time that CU Boulder has ranked first overall in any category, with its earth science program rising from No. 3 overall in 2017 and its atmospheric science program debuting at No. 1 overall in a brand new stand-alone category.