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Jim Barton

"TiVo, TV Your Way" is more than the corporate slogan of the original digital video recorder (DVR) on the market; it’s also the way Jim Barton, TiVo co-founder and chief technology officer, likely would approach designing and building any consumer electronic device.

A 1980 graduate of both the electrical engineering and computer science departments, Barton has played a central role in transforming the way the world watches television by following a seemingly simple approach—put the consumer in control.

Al Gasiewski

CU engineers are collecting data on climate change and other environmental phenomena from the tropics to the Arctic Circle using sensing equipment developed at the Center for Environmental Technology.

Lucy Pao

Wind energy is the fastest growing source of renewable energy in the world with a projected annual growth rate of more than 20 percent, generating more than 15,000 additional megawatts per year. The United States alone increased its facilities by 4,000 megawatts in 2007, and Colorado is among the leading states with the sixth-largest wind power capacity in the country, according to the American Wind Energy Association.

Juliet Gopinath

A little over 50 years ago, CU graduate Theodore Maiman (EngrPhys '49) demonstrated the world's first working laser—the ruby laser—at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California.

Since then, lasers have become an integral part of our lives with applications in consumer electronics, communications, sensors, and medicine. Every compact disc player contains a semiconductor laser, and airplanes rely on laser gyroscopes for navigation, to name a few examples.

Nick Bertrand

CU engineering student Nick Bertrand spent two of his first four years of college studying in China—and then he went back again for a summer research internship.

"I love living in China—I love the food and the different style of entertainment there. And I was interested in the research from an academic perspective," he says.

Now a fifth-year senior double majoring in electrical and computer engineering and applied math, Bertrand has been selected as the 2010 Study Abroad Student of the Year.

Robert McLeod

Assistant Professor Bob McLeod has taken to calling his research equipment a "3-D Etch A Sketch," but it's definitely no child's toy.

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