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ATLAS Ph.D. Student Josephine Kilde Awarded NSF Fellowship Grant
ATLAS Ph.D. student Josephine Kilde was awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her work in "STEM Education and Learning Research - Technology Education." See full story...

Student Spotlight:
"I am TAM"

Major: Psychology
Minor: Technology, Arts and Media (TAM); Undergrad Jennifer Cozzette discovered the TAM program at the encouragement of her academic advisor. "TAM helped me pursue my passion for digital design. I was really able to grow my skills and build my portfolio in this program..." Cozzette said. See full story...

New Upcoming ATLAS
Black Box Theater Performance
Born of the debris of Hurricane Katrina, SLAB explores the essential human need to create stories as a means of survival.
Learn more or purchase tickets.
8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday,
July 31-August 16
Produced by Boulder's

June/July 2014

Record number of students complete Digital Media Bootcamp (DMBC)

A record 24 students completed DMBC over Maymester (May 12-30). The three-week certificate program is designed to offer digital media production skills to students, alumni, faculty and staff, and community members. Participants learn to use a wide range of creative tools to effectively communicate their ideas.

Held in the creative labs of the Roser ATLAS building, DMBC is led by Ian Hales and David Schaal, instructors from the Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) program. The course offers a broad spectrum of applications and tools that enable students to gain skills used in the creative industries today. Among them: designing and deploying websites, creating multimedia presentations and developing demo videos for new products. Registration is open to all. Learn more about DMBC.

Technology for Human Need

The Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology for Development (MS-ICTD) degree program continues to grow and thrive. Directed by Dr. Revi Sterling, the program prepares students to effectively leverage technology in underserved and underdeveloped communities and to advance these interventions in ways that balance social, cultural and political considerations.

This practitioner program is the first of its kind in the U.S. and comprises three semesters in residence and a final semester of field work. During this practicum semester, students work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), development agencies, foundations and technology companies on real-world ICTD projects.

Program manager Ruscha Cohen looks forward to welcoming the Fall 2014 cohort of entering students, "Our students come in with such diverse experiences and skills. They work and learn together to solve some of the most challenging human needs. It's exciting to be part of it!"

See the full story including a partial list of past practicum presentations. Applications are welcome for Fall 2014. Watch the "I am ICTD" video. Visit the web site.

ATLAS Faculty Fellows Program
Fosters Collaboration and Innovation

This spring, ATLAS held a series of lunches inviting current ATLAS Faculty Fellows and other campus partners to gather and share the work they're doing in their labs, classrooms, research and publications. (Shown at left: Leysia Palen, associate professor, Computer Science)

Formally established in 2005, the Faculty Fellows program is an integral part of ATLAS' commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, exploration and education. Drawn from departments across the CU-Boulder campus, these faculty members are also an important resource and asset for ATLAS students working on academic tracks in the ATLAS undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D programs.

During these lunches, more than 25 faculty members had the opportunity to speak about their latest research. See the full story including a partial list of presenters.

ATLAS information available on several social networks

Several ATLAS social networking sites are accessible through links at the ATLAS Web site, which is located here, or by clicking on the icons below:
A Facebook page highlighting ATLAS events and student projects. Click on the icon to visit ATLAS on Facebook. Click on the "Like" icon on the Facebook page to stay in touch with ATLAS through Facebook.
Twitter, which is highlighting ATLAS events, news and the creative works of ATLAS students. Click on the icon and follow ATLAS on Twitter.
Flickr, featuring photos of ATLAS events, people and projects. Click on the icon and comment on ATLAS photos.
YouTube, which features video of student projects, Center for Media, Arts and Performance events and presentations from the ATLAS Speaker Series. Click on the icon and subscribe to the ATLAS YouTube channel.
A blog, written by ATLAS staff members, about ATLAS, its programs and technologies of interest. Click on the icon and follow ATLAS on blogger.
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The ATLAS Institute (The Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society), established in 1997 at CU-Boulder, is an innovative campus-wide initiative in education, research, creative work and outreach in which information and communication technology is the enabling force. ATLAS programs bring together students, educators, artists, writers, scholars and leaders from the academy, industry, non-profits and government to create a multidisciplinary environment that contributes to the understanding of the interaction of ICT and human society, and to the realization of the full potential of that interaction. More information about ATLAS and its initiatives can be found at

ATLAS programs:
- Ph.D. program in Technology, Media and Society
- Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology for Development (MS-ICTD)
- Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) - undergraduate minor and certificate programs
- BDW - post-graduate digital communications and design programs
- Center for Media, Arts and Performance - presenter of ATLAS Black Box theater events
- K-12 outreach programs including the ATLAS-Campos EPC Summer STEM Program

The ATLAS Center for Media, Arts and Performance explores:
- How artists, scholars, technologists and content creators fully engage
with the richest, broadest set of present-day possibilities.
- How to discover the artistic and creative practices of the future.

The ATLAS Institute is affiliated with the University of Colorado Graduate School and the College of Engineering & Applied Science.

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