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Buff Innovator Insights

Buff Innovator Insights

By Research & Innovation Office, University of Colorado Boulder

Buff Innovator Insights is for science geeks, rule-breakers, academics, students, entrepreneurs and anyone who loves learning. Terri Fiez, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation at the University of Colorado Boulder, talks to pioneering researchers, scholars and artists about why they are so dedicated to discovery, and their visions of the future in the wide range of fields they explore. Listeners will get a behind-the-curtain look at some of the most innovative, ground-breaking ideas in the world, along with the personal journeys that made those discoveries possible.
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Dr. John Crimaldi

Buff Innovator InsightsSep 01, 2021

Dr. John Crimaldi
Sep 01, 202125:17
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Dr. Iain Boyd

Dr. Iain Boyd

This episode features Dr. Iain Boyd, H.T. Sears Memorial Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and Director of the Center for National Security Initiatives at CU Boulder. We’ll hear about how Dr. Boyd followed his early interest in math from Scotland to England, and then to the U.S., where he’s now regarded as pioneer in hypersonics and a key figure in deploying computation and technology to solve our most pressing challenges.

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Aug 04, 202123:35
Dr. Matthew Druckenmiller

Dr. Matthew Druckenmiller

This episode features Dr. Matthew Druckenmiller from the National Snow and Ice Data Center and Director for the Navigating the New Arctic Community Office–both hosted at CU Boulder. We’ll hear about how his family-centered upbringing in rural Pennsylvania formed the foundations for his lifelong work exploring the relationships between the physical environment and the communities–especially indigenous communities–that dwell there.

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Jul 28, 202125:29
Dr. Cora Randall
Jul 21, 202125:14
Dr. Reiland Rabaka
Jul 14, 202128:50
Episode 8: Dr. Jennifer Balch
May 04, 202123:53
Episode 7: Dr. Sidney D'Mello
Apr 28, 202123:24
Episode 6: Dr. Jennifer Ho
Apr 21, 202125:55
Episode 5: Dr. Evan Thomas
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Episode 4: Dr. Sona Dimidjian

Episode 4: Dr. Sona Dimidjian

In this episode of Buff Innovator Insights, we meet Dr. Sona Dimidjian, director of the Renée Crown Wellness Institute, which seeks to promote the wellness of young people and the systems and adults who support them through interdisciplinary research-practice partnerships. Dr. Dimidjian’s research focuses on cultivating mental health and wellness among women, children, and families by engaging people’s capacities for learning to care for themselves and their communities.

*Intro and outro music by the artist, Broke for Free. (

Apr 07, 202123:17
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Mar 31, 202124:48
Episode 2: Dr. Jun Ye
Mar 17, 202124:12
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