Subsurface life forms that don’t need the sun may hold the key to understanding the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe.
Going Deep for Far-Out Life
Alumni engineers help send Orion to deep space.
From Mines to Mars
Colorado-Built Robot Playing Key Role in Japanese Nuclear Cleanup. Read more.
Reactor Repair

Recent News

Physics professor wins teaching award
Eric Toberer has received the Cottrell Scholar Award.

Program helps raise GPAs
The Bounce Back Program provides resiliency-focused academic coaching.

Students explore moving African village
Humanitarian engineering students design plans to relocate an African village displaced by mining operations.

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