Active Learning Program Awards

CU engineering students who enhance their education through a range of active learning experiences are eligible to earn an award for it at graduation. The Active Learning Award recognizes participation in three different kinds of hands-on learning experiences: discovery, service, and professional learning. Undergraduate students who participate in all three areas will receive an active learning medal at graduation.

The award was created in 2004 to support the college’s strong belief that active learning enriches a student’s education and better prepares them to excel in the world through leadership and service.   

To earn an Active Learning Award, you must have participated in each of the three types of active learning (discoveryservice, and professional) and you must submit an application by the posted deadline.  An individualized email including the application will be sent to all students the semester of the term in which they have applied for graduation. Applications will generally be emailed one month prior to the application due date; therefore, if you apply for graduation after that date, you will need to contact Sharon Anderson directly to receive an application.

*Note: Summer graduates are given the opportunity to submit an application so that they are able to wear the medal at spring graduation ceremonies. Just be sure to have applied for graduation by the same deadlines as spring graduates and an application will be emailed to you.

It is recommended that you print out or save a copy for your records. You will be provided this option after you complete the online application.

Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page before contacting us if you have any questions.

Award Recipients

Summer 2016

Tessa Melli, Paige Prusiner

Fall 2016

Katy Bilisoly, Emma Griffey, Virginia Schilling, Diana Southard

Spring 2017

TBD - Coming Soon!

Summer 2015

William Fischer

Fall 2015

Jason Barton, Sierra Dontanville, Frank Erdesz, Caroline Hughes, Domenic Murtari, Jiwan Rana, John Toth, Melissa Velisek

Spring 2016

Olivia Abrant, Samuel Bacon, Aly Badran, Grayson Bender, Thomas Brunsgaard, Miranda Butler, Cassidy Cisneros, Grant Crist, Victoria Danner, Ciera Dolechek, Jacob Dysart, Scott Fiedler, Patricia Finnegan, Haley Goddard, Thomas Green, Benjamin Grenier, Benjamin Grote, Ariel Hoffman, Brenden Hogan, Christopher Huth, Andrew Kee, Samuel Korn, Shu Lee, Austin Lin, Clare Livingston, Huikang Ma, Torin McCue, Jordan McNally, Christopher Moody, Andrew Moscovich, Michael Mulder, Davis Peterson, Kevin Pickard, Josiane Proulx, Massiel Puentes-Reyes, David Rappaport, Xiaohan Shi, Matthew Slavik, Abigail Stover, Matthew Sturm, Ian Thom, Whitney Thomas, Catherine Villa, Xiang Wang, Andrew Weidner, Erica Weiner, Andrew Willett, Clare Wise, Rena Yang

Summer 2014

Rachel Sobke

Fall 2014

Julia Carroll, Shirin Etezazian, Xiao Fu, Daniel Hansen, Andrew Hemphil, Spencer Lacy, Jared Leventhal, McNally Rees, Omar Siddiqi, Cristina Tillberry, Ilana Tumble, Alex Wyman

Spring 2015

Nicholas Anderson, Andrew Baugher, Christopher Bennett, Emily Bertelson, Jeremy Besmer, Jordan Burns, Alice Chien, Brennan Coffey, Mallory Cottingham, Raymond Dao, Bryan Doyle, Brittany Earle, Ian Franklin, Jeff Fukushima, Jonathan Greco, Brian Hayden, Elisa Hobbs, Conrad Hougen, Emi Kiyotake, Randy Lee, Austin Lillard, Austin Longo, Samantha Maierhofer, John Marcantonio, Madison Marshall, Gregory McQuie, Jeffrey Meyer, Zach Miller, Darius Nazemi, Shaye Palagi, Smit Patel, James Penrod, Alexander Perry, Myranda Prentiss, Melissa Rabin, Christie Ritter, Brigitte Rooney, Gregory Rossin, Vishnu Saseendran, Julie Slaughter, Jeni Sorli, Katherine Teman, Evan Thomas, Karynna Tuan, Emily Venner, Jacob Winey, Adora Yabut, Yi Zhao, Danielle Zink