CU Engineering Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD) Board

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CU Engineering GOLD Board Mission Statement
“... To enhance the relationship between the CU College of Engineering and Applied Science and its recent graduates in a way that encourages alumni to maintain their close connections with the college and university at large, while simultaneously adding value to the reputation and contributions of the college and furthering its mission and vision.”

The CU Engineering Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD) Board seeks to unite recent alumni with one another and with the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The GOLD Board hosts social events and organizes volunteer opportunities so recent alumni can get involved with the university, connect with one another, and have fun along the way. Past events include happy hours, sporting events, family events, and community and engineering outreach. The GOLD Board also recognizes the achievements of recent graduates through the CU Engineering Recent Alumni Award and other university honors. The GOLD Board also seeks to build meaningful relationships between alumni and current students.


Upcoming Events

Check back for exciting oppurtunities to connect with your college and fellow GOLD alumni. 


Past 2014 GOLD Events

Lockheed Tour for Recent Alumni
Monday,September 22, 2014 | Lockheed Martin Tour 
Noon to 5 p.m. at Lockheed Martin in south Denver, CO Map/Directions
Reserve your spot for this behind-the-scenes tour of south Denver's Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company! The GOLD Board is teaming up with Lockheed Martin to provide a detailed view into the manufacturing of weather (GOES-R), navigation (GPS III) and interplanetary spacecrafts. Guests have the option of taking a complimentary chartered bus between CU-Boulder and Lockheed's south Denver site or providing their own transportation. Note: Space is limited and restricted to U.S. citizens only.    

August 24  Back-to-School Pool Party for CU Engineering Seniors
Congratulations to our future engineering alumni! The GOLD Board hosted a celebration at the new buffalo-shaped outdoor pool and patio at the CU Rec Center the night before the fall semester to highlight this milestone, wish them luck on their academic endeavors and introduce them to the importance of being an active and involved young alumnus. 

August 23  CU Alumni Night at the Rockies
In conjunction with the CU-Boulder Alumni Association, the GOLD Board invited recent graduates to the Blake Street Tavern for free food, CU giveaways and drinks specials before watching the Colorado Rockies defeated the Miami Marlins at Coors Field. The board also offered special ticket pricing just for engineering young alumni!

May 2  Graduating Students Breakfast
Congratulations to the Class of 2014! The GOLD Board sponsored a fun photo booth for CU Engineering graduates at a special breakfast the morning of the last day of spring semester classes in the lobby of the Engineering Building at CU-Boulder. Welcome to the newest members of our alumni family!

March 23 Denver Nuggets Game
The GOLD Board and 2014 Distinguished Senior award winners from the college's departments and programs watched the Nuggets win over the Washington Wizards at the Pepsi Center in Denver in an exclusive suite just for the engineering grads of the last decade. 

Feb. 22 Family Play Day at Monkey Bizness
Engineers of all ages had family fun at Monkey Bizness in Centennial, Colo., with jumping ,bouncing, and, of course, snacks and balloons!


Contact Us

To get involved with the GOLD community or to apply to serve on the GOLD Board, please email for more information. Be sure to include your name, degree information, and specific information about how you would like to be involved.


Current GOLD Board Members

Davin Anderson - (BS/MS MechEngr '04) - Systems Integraton / Test Engineer, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

Shivali Bidaiah (AeroEngr '09) - Payload Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman Electron Systems

Elliot Goldman (BS/MS MechEngr '04) - Senior Mechanical Engineer, Lockheed Martin Space Exploration Systems

Jon Goldmsith (MechEngr '07) - Project Engineer, Phillips 66

Amanda Grogan - Engineering Development Associate, University of Colorado Boulder *ex-officio

Brandon (Beau) Hoffman (ChemEngr '09) - Biochemical Engineer

Amy Kramer (ChemEngr '06, JD '09) - Litigation Associate, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Meredith Larson (AeroEngr '01, MS '06) - Ball Aerospace

Nicole Look (AppMath '13) - Medical Scholar - University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz

Ben Mead (ChemBioEngr '13) - Graduate Student (MS/PhD), Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology

Amber Shoals (ArchEngr '10) - Engineer, Thornton Tomasetti

Melanie M. Sidwell - Engineering Alumni Relations and Events Coordinator *ex-officio

Tiana Stastny (AppMath '10) - Support Engineer, Oracle

Armeen Taeb (ElecEngr & AppMath '13) - Graduate Student (MS/PhD), California Institute of Technology

Matt Vellone (AeroEngr '02, MS '05) - Project Engineer, Wi, Inc. Medical Device Development

Erin Watson (AeroEngr '06) - Spacecraft Systems Engineer, Ball Aersopace Technologies Corporation

Charlie Wheeler (MechEngr '13) - Graduate Student (MS/PhD), Massachusetts Institute of Technology



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