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Overlooking the main plaza in the ITL LaboratoryEngineering companies can meet and interact with top students—and be in a strong position to recruit them for opportunities within their organization—by becoming a college partner. This can be done in a variety of ways, from funding a student scholarship to sponsoring and mentoring students in a design or research project.

Consider the following options and then contact our Corporate & Foundation Relations Office about your specific interests.

Scholarships & Fellowships
Full or partial annual scholarships can make the difference in talented undergraduates choosing to attend CU. Corporate-sponsored graduate fellowships also can attract the best and brightest talent to CU-Boulder. Our corporate relations staff can help you establish a mutually beneficial partnership for your company and our students.

Student Project Sponsorship
The college’s emphasis on active, hands-on learning, with capstone design projects required in every major, provides many opportunities for companies to meet and mentor students in projects related to their field.

Fall and Spring Design Expos
Volunteers from engineering industry serve as judges at this semi-annual event, where more than 300 students each semester present their engineering projects to the community. Company representatives can get a first-hand look at the quality of CU engineering students while helping to judge projects on their originality, craftsmanship, understanding of engineering principles, effectiveness and presentation.

Gifts of Equipment or Technology (Gifts in Kind)
The college is a great place to showcase equipment and technology to future engineers. Gifts to departments and programs enhance the quality of education we deliver and the students who enter the workforce. Let us hear your goals and interests.

Endowments Make a Lasting Impact
Companies can create a lasting impact on student learning by creating an endowment for a program or faculty position within it. Examples include the Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Program, which was established through a partnership between the company and university to provide education in engineering management to working professionals. Endowing a faculty position also can help to ensure the continued strength of a program that is vital to industry interests.

Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building
CU-Boulder opened a new biotechnology building in spring 2012. The building houses more than 60 faculty working in engineering and the life sciences, along with more than 500 students and other researchers in a state-of-the-art facility on CU’s East Campus. Please contact us about opportunities for corporate involvement.

Aerospace & Energy Systems Building
Fundraising is also underway for the Aerospace & Energy Systems Building, planned to be built as part of the Engineering Center Complex at Colorado Avenue and Regent Drive. We invite you to join us as a partner in providing the critically needed space to for programs that are hallmarks of the Boulder campus and vital to the future of Colorado and the nation.

Matching Employee Gifts
Corporate matching programs maximize the power of employee gifts to the college by doubling their impact.

Corporate & Foundation Contact

 For more information about corporate and foundation relations, please contact:

Melinda Seevers
Senior Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Sara Buhr
Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations


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