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Ellen Romig

Fond Farewell to Ellen Romig

October 15, 2015

“We did not have computers when I started at CU; everything was done using typewriters!” says Administrative Assistant Ellen Romig about her start at CU’s Department of Chemical Engineering in August of 1979. Romig was honored at this year’s Staff Council Years of Service banquet, an annual tribute to long-serving members of the Boulder campus staff.

Kristen Potter Bradley

Circling Back to Boulder

October 15, 2015

From biofuels in the Bay Area to biomedical devices in Boulder, alumna Kristen (Potter) Bradley (ChemBioEngr ’10) has come full circle.

Bradley currently works at Medtronic’s (formerly Covidien) Tissue Research Lab in Boulder as a Development Engineer.

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Department Receives $1.75M in GAANN Awards

October 8, 2015

The ChBE department was recently awarded support for two graduate training programs through the US Department of Education’s GAANN (Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Need) initiative. The two awards total more than $1.75 million over 3 years, and will provide exciting new opportunities for students pursuing research in these areas of existing departmental research strength.

Andrew Weidner

Andrew Weidner Receives Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Award

October 6, 2015

Senior chemical engineering student Andrew Weidner was the recipient of a prestigious Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Award.  The scholarship, which includes a $10,000 check, was won by only two CU students this year. Former astronaut Gary Payton, who flew a Discovery mission in 1985, presented the awards on October 2.  

Will Medlin

Will Medlin Receives 2015 Dean’s Outstanding Research Award

September 14, 2015

The 2015 Dean’s Outstanding Research Award, based on excellence in research as assessed by annual evaluations, was bestowed upon Associate Professor Will Medlin. This college-wide honor includes a $5000 discretionary fund.

Professors Dan Schwartz and Rich Noble were the recipients of the Research Award in 2014 and 2013, respectively.

Kristi Anseth

Kristi Anseth Named a 2016 ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar

September 14, 2015

Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth is the recipient of a 2016 ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award. Consisting of a $40,000 unrestricted research grant, a $5,000 award and a certificate, this honor is given to recognize and encourage excellence in organic chemistry.

Danielle Benoit

Alum Danielle Benoit Selected as 2015 Young Innovator by the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Journal

August 21, 2015

Danielle Benoit (PhD ChemEngr’06), a former doctorate student under the advisement of Professor Kristi Anseth, was chosen by the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Journal as a 2015 Young Innovator.

Jia Wei Chew

Alum Jia Wei Chew Receives 2015 Singapore Youth Award

August 5, 2015

ChBE alumnae Jia Wei Chew has received Singapore’s highest accolade for youth, the 2015 Singapore Youth Award (SYA).

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Alum Alex von Allmen Launches Kickstarter for Startup iFresh

August 4, 2015

When not consulting for ExxonMobil and Shell, alumnus Alexander von Allmen (ChemEngr'12) devotes time to making life a little fresher. von Allmen recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his new company iFresh LLC, which uses smartphones to control environmentally friendly air fresheners that connect to HVAC systems.

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