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CU Engineering Buffs are around the country and across the globe - that's why we're everywhere, too, with events for our alumni year-round and in your town. Bookmark this list and check back regularly for events near you! If you're interested in helping to host, plan or facilitate an alumni gathering in your area, please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form; we'd love to work with you to help bring together CU Engineering Forever Buffs.

Upcoming Events

April 25, 2015 | GOLD Alumni Night at the Rockies
Join your fellow alumni for a special event at the Rockies vs. Giants game this season! One complimentary ticket will be offered for each GOLD member, our graduates from the College of Engineering in the last decade. There will be an option to purchase one additional ticket for a non-GOLD member for $20. A private bar and $15 in concession credit is also included.   
Interested in events for a specific department? Visit our Engineering Department Events page for department related events and alumni pages.

Want more events? Visit the CU-Boulder Alumni Association events page for additional upcoming events for CU alumni.

Recent Alumni Gatherings

February 26, 2015 | CU vs. Arizona Men's Basketball Pre-game Reception
Nearly 40 CU Engineering alumni, family and friends joined us for food and fun in the Discovery Learning Center before the sold-out game.  
January 6, 2015 | Alumni Meetup Series
Hosted by Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. Paul Goodrum, professor of construction engineering and management, discussed his research during a free breakfast at MWH Construction in Broomfield. The audience heard about trends in craft labor availability, including the likelihood of a labor "cliff" that would impact cost, schedule, safety and quality of construction projects.
October 25, 2014 | Back to Boulder Homecoming Weekend: Show and Tell 
Alumni and guests learned about unmanned aerial vehicles, renewable energy harvesting, 3-D books and more through hands-on demonstrations by faculty and students. Attendees also got a "sneak peek" inside the new Idea Forge, housed in the former Fleming Law Building. 
CU Night at the RockiesAugust 23, 2014 | CU Alumni Night at the Rockies
The GOLD Board, in conjunction with the CU-Boulder Alumni Association, hosted free food, CU giveaways and drink specials for alumni at the Blake Street Tavern before the Colorado Rockies defeated the Marlins at Coors Field.
Picnic: North Boulder Park
July 17, 2014 | CU Engineering Annual Picnic
What a beautiful day at North Boulder Park for the annual college picnic! Dean Robert H. Davis gave a brief college update after CU Engineering alumni and friends enjoyed a hearty summer meal of delicious BBQ and ice cream.
CU Engineering Alumni at San Diego Yacht Club
June 12, 2014 | CU Engineering Buffs on the Bay
Hosted by Dana Shinn (MechEngr '81), Stephen Dunn (ArchEngr '69) and Bruce Mathers (ChemEngr '82). CU Engineering alumni met and mingled at the beautiful San Diego Yacht Club and heard a brief presentation by guest speaker Ryon Warren, chief engineer at Reichel-Pugh Yacht Design.

Alumni Meetup Series - Abbie Liel

May 13, 2014 | Alumni Meetup Series
Hosted by the Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering Department
Assistant Professor Abbie Liel shared her research on earthquake engineering with CU Engineering Alumni during a free breakfast lecture at S.A. Miro in Denver.




Lockheed Martin Alumni Meetup

April 22, 2014 | Alumni Meetup Series
Hosted by the Aerospace Engineering Department
Exclusively for Lockheed Martin employees and retirees! CU Engineering Alumni at Lockheed Martin gathered during a unch at the Waterton Canyon facility as Dr. Steve Jolly (Aero'82, PhD'92) discussed his work with the GOES-R program, the next generation weather satellites. Kathy Tobey (ChemEngr'84, MS EngrMgmt'94), VP and GM of Special Programs, and Aerospace Engineering Department Chair Penny Axelrad also spoke.
Flying toaster! Palo Alto Alumni Meetup
March 22, 2014 | Bay Area Brunch for Engineering Alumni and Students
Alumni, incoming CU engineering students and their families met and mingled over a complimentary brunch held at the beautiful Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Dean Robert Davis was on hand, as well as area CU Engineering alumni, to talk about what it's like to be an engineering student at CU-Boulder.
February 19, 2014 | Alumni Pregame Reception CU vs. ASU
Volunteers at CU-ASU Pregame Reception
Thanks to all the alumni, faculty, and staff who joined us for our pregame event at the CU vs. ASU Men's Basketball game! CU Engineering Alumni met in the new Club Room in the Coors Events Center before watching the men's basketball team go on to victory against the Sun Devils. Go Buffs!
Wednesday, Apr. 3 | Alumni Breakfast Series at NREL

Wind turbines at NREL

Thanks to all the alumni who joined us for our breakfast event at the National Wind Techonology Center in Louisville. 
 While guests enjoyed breakfast and networking, ECEE Professor Lucy Pao spoke about wind energy and the technology required for harnessing and controlling wind power.  The event ended with a walking tour of the facility and wind turbines.
Breakfast at Sierra Nevada Corp

Wednesday, Feb. 6 | Alumni Breakfast Series at Sierra Nevada Corp.
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Alumni joined us for a sold-out breakfast event at Sierra Nevada Corporation.  Alumnus Todd Mosher spoke about the future of human spaceflight and his work with the Dream Chaser and guests enjoyed breakfast and networking

Buffs in D.C.
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 | CU Engineering Alumni Tour: Houston, TX
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Thanks to all the alumni who joined us for our Clear Lake boat cruise! We spent a lovely afternoon on he water enjoying the company of Texas Engineering Buffs.

Buffs in D.C.
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 | CU Engineering Alumni Tour: Washington, D.C.
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D.C. area alumni met up in November at an alumnus' law firm for an after-hours event featuring a presentation by CU Computer Science Professor Douglas Sicker on "Spectrum Management: Reallocation in Emerging Radio Technology."

Vance Brand Visit
Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 Astronaut Visit by Vance Brand
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CU astronaut-alumnus Vance Brand visited with students, faculty, staff and alumni at Andrews Hall. He gave a presentation on his experiences in NASA's manned space program and presented a $10,000 scholarship to CU engineering student Sri Radha. Many came to enjoy this exciting event where they got to meet someone who has been to space! Attendees also got an opportunity to get a sneak peek at the "grand orrerry," a student-built mechanical solar system that hangs from the ceiling in Andrews Hall!

Buffs in Seattle
Oct. 3 Breakfast Series with Nikolaus Corell
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Alumni, Faculty and Staff joined us for a great breakfast at Rally Software! Professor Nikolaus Correll from the Department of Computer Science gave a presentation on "Computational Thinking" as alumni enjoyed breakfast and networking with fellow Buffs!

Buffs in Seattle
CU Engineering Alumni Tour: Seattle | Sept. 19, 2012

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Thanks to all our alumni who came to our Engineering Alumni Tour in Seattle! We lucked out with sunny, 80-degree weather for our rooftop gathering at Sellen Construction. It was great to spend a nice fall evening with fellow Buffs!

Alumni Family Picnic

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Alumni, faculty, staff and their families joined us on campus on Saturday, July 14 for fun in the sun at our CU Engineering Alumni Family Picnic on the Business Field next to the Engineering Center.

San Francisco Alumni Gathering

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More than 40 alumni and friends of the college joined us on June 3, 2012 in Alameda, CA for "Backyard Brats, Bocce, and Buffs" at the home of distinguished alumna Nan Joesten and her husband Hank Leeper. It was a sunny afternoon of good food, fun, and networking, with a college update from Dean Robert H. Davis and an interesting talk by Nan on "Emotional Intelligence."

2012 Graduating Senior Breakfast

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Our first graduating senior/grad student breakfast, held in the Engineering Center lobby May 4, 2012, was a big success! Thanks to all the students, faculty, staff, and alumni who joined us for this new college tradition, and a big congrats to our newest CU Engineering grads!

ITP Alumni Luncheon in Denver

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ITP alumni gathered at McCormick's Fish House at the Oxford Hotel in Denver April 19, 2012, for lunch, networking and a talk by Brad Bernthal, Professor of Entrepreneurial Law. Thanks to all who came out to join us for this fun, fascinating lunch break!

Young Alumni Mixer in Denver

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Engineering alumni from 2002-2012 gathered at the Blake Street Tavern in Denver for barbecue, networking, and presentations by Lea Alvarado of CU-Boulder Career Services and Barbara Lawton of the Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Program. Thanks to all who attended this fun evening event!

ECEE Alumni Lunch in Boulder

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EE and ECE grads gathered at The Taj Restaurant in Boulder Thursday, March 1, 2012 for networking and a talk from Prof. Bob McLeod. Chair Michael Lightner and Dean Rob Davis were also in attendance for a great lunchtime discussion! Thanks to all who joined us to chat and learn more about Prof. McLeod's work and the college's latest news.
Houston Alumni Reception
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Our Houston alumni meetup took place in Uptown February 15, 2012 at Maggiano's Little Italy. It was a wonderful evening to catch up with old and new friends, learn about developments in the college from Dean Rob Davis, and hear firstand from alumni Jim Gallogly and Al Sanders about the value of a CU Engineering education. Thanks to everyone who came out to join us!






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Engineering Recognition Ceremony to be held at 9am at Coors Events/Conference Center on Friday May 8, 2015

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