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Research Review


Research Review is the monthly newsletter produced by the OVPR communications team. 

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CSU to host first regional DARPA conference 

CSU has been selected to host the first regional DARPA Forward conference on Aug. 30-31 at the Lory Student Center. The event will help energize the Rocky Mountain tech innovation ecosystem and feature CSU researchers. An estimated 400 people are expected to attend.    

Bio-Cyber Student Challenge winners announced 

Team Gravitationally Challenged won the Bio-Cybersecurity Student Challenge, sponsored by the OVPR. In all, 36 CSU students from various colleges completed the challenge on March 26-27. They share $5,000 in cash prizes. 

CSU astronaut alum commands mission to space station 

CSU alumnus Dr. Kjell Lindgren is scheduled to make his second trip to the International Space Station and lead as mission commander on April 27. 

EPA to fund CSU $1 million for air quality monitoring  

CSU researchers will receive nearly $1 million from the EPA to expand air quality monitoring in communities impacted by wildfires and better communicate health risks from smoke exposure. The project entails the use of air quality monitors and sophisticated maps to help people respond to pollution threats in their communities.   

CSU VR lab seeks to make technology transparent  

Computer science professor Francisco Ortega works with student researchers and others at the CSU Natural User Interaction Lab to test ways to seamlessly integrate VR/AR technologies into everyday life.



Terrence Iverson, assoc. professor, economics, College of Liberal Arts


Dimitris Stevis, professor, political science, College of Liberal Arts


Mostafa Yourdkhani, asst. professor, mechanical engineering, Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

CSU’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability has announced its three 2022-23 Resident Fellows and the winners of its 2022-24 Global Challenges Research Teams.  


Rebecca Moritz, director of biosafety at CSU, contributed to a National Academies of Sciences report about addressing misleading information and biological threats using science collaboration and communication in Southeast Asia.  


Craig Partridge, chair of the Department of Computer Science at CSU, has been appointed by President Biden to the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science,. The committee evaluates candidates for the prestigious award. 

Media Hits

April 5, The Bellingham Herald featured striking images by the CSU Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere showing storms on the West Coast.

March 31, Farm Progress featured research by Rachel Maison, a doctoral student in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, about anthrax in swine populations. Maison's research is also featured in a CDC podcast.  

March 31, A commentary in the Pagosa Springs Sun describes innovative strategies for combating climate change inspired by CSU’s Climate Adaptation Partnership.   

March 4, The Fence Post story highlights four CSU leaders honored among who’s who in agriculture by the Denver Business Journal and the Colorado Farm Bureau: 

  • Kim Stackhouse-Lawson, director of AgNext and professor of Animal Science 
  • Gregory Graff, professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics  
  • Adam Daurio esq., director of administration at Temple Grandin Equine Center 
  • Robert Fetsch, extension specialist and professor of Human Development and Family Studies and co-project director of the Colorado AgrAbility Project  

March 4, the Horse featured research by Alicia Yocom, a veterinary resident in equine sciences at CSU, that showed the benefits of CBD in the equine science field. 

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