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

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 22, 2014  Alumni Meetup Series - Exclusively open to Lockheed Martin employees and retirees
Noon-1:30 p.m. Lockheed Martin Waterton Canyon near Denver
Enjoy a complimentary lunch with fellow CU Alumni at Lockheed Martin as Dr. Steve Jolly (Aero'82, PhD'92) discusses his work with the GOES-R program, the next generation weather satellites in geo-synchronous orbit. Kathy Tobey (ChemEngr'84, MS EngrMgmt'94), VP and GM of Special Programs, and Aerospace Engineering Department Chair Penny Axelrad will also speak. Time will be provided before and after the presentation to chat and network with Dr. Jolly, college representatives and fellow CU alumni who work at Lockheed Martin (retirees welcome!)


Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Alumni Meetup Series - Open to all CU Engineering alumni
7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. S.A. Miro, Inc. in Denver

During an earthquake, which buildings will stand? Which will fall? Learn the answers during a complimentary breakfast with fellow CU Engineering Buffs as Assistant Professor Abbie Liel discusses her work in earthquake engineering. Time will be provided before and after the presentation to meet and talk with Assistant Professor Liel, college representatives, and other CU Engineering alumni.    

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

Saturday, 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.

Wednesday, Feb. 19 | Alumni Pregame Reception CU vs. ASU
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Thanks to all the alumni, faculty, and staff who joined us for our pregame event at the CU vs. ASU Men's Basketball game! Go Buffs!

Wednesday, Apr. 3 | Alumni Breakfast Series at NREL
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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!



Important Announcements

CUEngineering is here!
The 2014 edition of CUEngineering magazine is hot off the press! Check it out online.

Graduating this spring?
Get all the critical details about the May 2014 Engineering Recognition Ceremony.

Don't forget summer session!
CEAS courses don't slow down over the summer - choose from 58 undergraduate and graduate engineering courses during Maymester and sessions A-D, May 12-Aug. 8.

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