Check in with the upward trends in the college's key enrollment, diversity, fundraising and research metrics.
Diane Sieber (in photo at left), associate dean for education at the college, was honored with the annual Excellence in Leadership Award given by CU's systemwide Excellence in Leadership Program. JoAnn Zelasko (right), assistant dean for administration at the college, introduced Sieber as "truly a 21st-century leader."
Engineering Management Program Professor Jeffrey T. Luftig has been appointed vice chancellor for process innovation for CU-Boulder's newly created Office for Performance Improvement. In his new role, Luftig will apply his Business Performance Excellence (BPE) management model to develop process innovations that will improve quality and performance in academic and nonacademic units across campus. The Office of Information Technology engaged in this process over the past year as a pilot and has found significant, positive improvements in how it serves the campus.
The College of Engineering and Applied Science recognizes outstanding faculty and staff through a variety of honors and awards. The most prestigious of these are the annual College Faculty and Staff Awards, to be presented presented at the Engineering Awards Banquet on April 25 at the Stadium Club at Folsom Field on the CU-Boulder campus.
Seven CU-Boulder aerospace engineering students are among 20 top students who were recognized in November 2013 with a new national award honoring tomorrow’s engineering leaders sponsored by Penton’s Aviation Week in partnership with Raytheon. The “Twenty20s” awards honor the academic achievements and leadership of top engineering, math, science and technology students.
The NSF Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, award supports junior faculty members who demonstrate excellence in research and who effectively integrate their research with education. CU-Boulder’s recent recipients are Prashant Nagpal, an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, and Franck Vernerey, an assistant professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering. They join 52 other CU engineering faculty who have received CAREER awards.
The St. Vrain Valley School District's close partnership with CU-Boulder's Integrated Teaching and Learning (ITL) Program was pivotal in its receipt of the U.S. Department of Education's prestigious Race to the Top grant. The $16.5 million grant was one of only 16 awarded nationally among 356 applicants, and St. Vrain Valley was the only Colorado school district selected. The grant supports science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the elementary and middle schools to better prepare students for college.
New faculty and staff in the area of the dean's office, ATLAS, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering and the new General Engineering Plus Program.