Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Innovative Research Program (IRP) Virtual Poster Session and Q&A

Virtual link will be sent November 18th and displayed on this page

Save the date for the CIRES’ Innovative Research Program (IRP) Virtual Poster Session and Q&A on Thursday, November 19. The event will feature the research results of last year's IRP winners, listed below. This year's format will include introductions by Waleed Abdalati, CIRES Director, and Christine Wiedinmyer, CIRES Associate Director for Science, as well as short presentations from each IRP Winner followed by a Q&A virtual session with the presenters.

The IRP is an internal CIRES competition designed to stimulate a creative research environment within CIRES and to encourage synergy between disciplines and research colleagues. The program encourages novel, unconventional or fundamental research that might otherwise be difficult to fund. CIRES-wide competitions are conducted each year to foster an innovative research environment where risk taking is allowed and even encouraged.

2019 IRP Recipients:

Accelerometer-Based Turbulence Profile Sensors for Low-Cost Determination of Boundary Layer Height from Small Aircraft

Investigators: Kathryn McKain with Philip Handley and Isaac Vimont


Video In-Situ Snowfall Sensor (VISSS)

Investigators: Max Maahn with Matthew Shupe and Taneil Uttal


Assessing the Potential of Biometric Sensors to Measure Engagement and Learning in the Classroom

Investigators: Jen Kay and Anne Gold with Ariel Morrison



Thursday, November 19, 2020