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NSM students serve as Peaceful Schools ambassadors at Ruby Hill elementary school (6/16/17)

Undergrad Natasha Hamilton (Biological Sciences and Chemistry & Biochemistry) has launched a collaboration between DU and the Peaceful Schools program. Read more: DU Students Bring Peaceful Schools Program to Local Community (DU Newsroom)

2017 Graduate Student Awards (5/25/17)

Congrats to all winners of the 2017 Graduate Student Awards, presented on May 24 by Dean Kutateladze at the annual NSM Spring Picnic:

  • Mayra Vidal (Biological Sciences) - Research Award
  • Manisha Shrestha (Physics & Astronomy) - Teaching Award
  • Sylvia Brady (Geography & the Environment) - Service Award
Molly Haugen (Chemistry & Biochemistry) travels to Washington, D.C., for an inside look at science policy and politics (5/31/17)

Haugen and five other students from around the country won the 2017 Capitol Hill Visits Essay Contest, sponsored by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Read more: Chemistry Grad Student Wins Trip to D.C. (DU Newsroom)

NSM alumnae invite local girls to campus for science exploration (5/9/17)

Several dozen girls from 20 schools across the Denver metro area will gather at DU's Colorado Women's College on May 13 for a fun-filled day of science learning and exploration. Read more: Putting the Femme in STEM (DU Newsroom)

Senior Lauren Beaver gives high marks to math and physics courses (4/21/17)

A student in the Daniels College of Business, Beaver will earn her bachelor’s in finance with minors in math and physics this June. She says that one professor who made her time at DU special is Kingshuk Ghosh (Physics & Astronomy), who pushed her to work as hard as she could. Read more: Senior Lauren Beaver Reflects on Her Time at DU (DU Newsroom)

Diego Pons (Geography & the Environment) uses tree rings to successfully reconstruct Guatemala's climate (4/13/17)

Pons' research ties together climate change, coffee production and community engagement in Guatemala, a country heavily dependent on subsistence agriculture and highly vulnerable to climate change. Read more: Using Tree Rings to Reconstruct Guatemala's Climate (DU Newsroom)

Alvaro Arias (Math) partners with alum to teach schoolchildren math basics (4/3/17)

Arias and DU alum Aditya Nagrath (BS ’01, PhD ’08) have teamed up to develop an online math game for children. Read more: DU Professor, Alum Partner to Teach Kids Math (DU Newsroom)

Bob Dores (Biological Sciences) and student researchers look at hormones and stress response (3/22/17)

What can sharks and rays teach us about human hormones and stress response? Quite a lot, it turns out. Read more: Evolution and endocrinology (DU Newsroom)

Department of Geography & the Environment to host Colorado Geographic Bee (3/16/17)

On March 31, 100 of Colorado's top geography students in grades four through eight will gather in Sturm Hall to test their knowledge. Read more: Colorado Geographic Bee Comes to DU (DU Newsroom)



  • Math|Culture|Environment Academy (M|C|E). June 20-23. For more info, contact Sophia Cisneros
  • Health Professions Highway – Creating a Self-Sustaining, Culturally Diverse Pipeline to Develop Future Healthcare Professionals. June 25-30. For more info, contact Barb Hurtt or Nancy Lorenzon.
  • DU SciTech Summer Camp. August 7-11. For more info, contact Robin Tinghitella

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