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Summer '15 Adventures

Student Summer Adventures

Oct. 16, 2015

Curious about how our undergraduate ChBE students spend their summers? Read about some summer ’15 experiences below. Nathan Edwards CBEN Junior Experience : Internship at Arizona State University Description : This past summer I worked on a portable digital PCR machine under the direction of Dr. Cody Youngbull. The project... Read more »
John Falconer interacting with students

Reengineering How We Teach

Oct. 15, 2015

“OMG, that’s the LearnChemE school! I wouldn’t have passed Heat Transfer without your screencasts. You’re so lucky you get to take classes where the professors making the screencasts actually teach.” This comment was told to Professor John Falconer by a junior CU chemical engineering student participating in a summer REU... Read more »
Ellen Romig

Fond Farewell to Ellen Romig

Oct. 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... Read more »
Kristen Potter Bradley

Circling Back to Boulder

Oct. 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. “We make vessel sealing devices for electrosurgical applications,” she explains. “There are a... Read more »
Kristen Potter Bradley

Improving Biomedical Devices: Kristen (Potter) Bradley

Oct. 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. “We make vessel sealing devices for electrosurgical applications,” she explains. “There are a... Read more »
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Department Receives $1.75M in GAANN Awards

Oct. 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... Read more »
Andrew Weidner

Andrew Weidner Receives Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Award

Oct. 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... Read more »
Will Medlin

Will Medlin Receives 2015 Dean’s Outstanding Research Award

Sept. 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,... Read more »
Kristi Anseth

Kristi Anseth Named a 2016 ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar

Sept. 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. In addition to conducting internationally-recognized research on biomaterials,... Read more »
Danielle Benoit

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

Aug. 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 . Now an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester, Benoit works on controlling biomaterial functionality and architecture to treat diseases... Read more »

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