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

Upcoming Events

Back to Boulder - Homecoming Weekend
Thursday - Sunday, October 15-18
Join fellow Buffs for all the festivities of "Back to Boulder" weekend including the Buffs on Tap BBQ, Stampede Parade and pep rally, the Buff Bash, reunions and tailgates, Ralphie's Corral and, of course, CU Football!

Click here to register for all that CU has to offer this Homecoming. Welcome back Buffs!

Presentation by Evan Thomas
Thursday, October 15 at 4:00 pm
Not only is Evan the Alumni Association's Annual Chawla Award winner this year, but he is also a past College of Engineering and Applied Science Recent Alumni Award winner, and holds four degrees from CU (Jour, Aero, MAero’06, PhD’09). Evan is recognized internationally for his extensive work and research in the fields of aerospace engineering and sustainable development. The presentation will be in the Idea Forge (Fleming Building) and is open and free to the public.

Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony
Thursday, October 15 at 5:45 pm

This year, the College of Engineering and Applied Science will celebrate three of its own graduates at the Annual Alumni Awards ceremony: Pamela Drew (Math, MS CompSci '87, PhD '91), Nan Joesten (ChemEng '82), and Evan Thomas (Aero, Jour, MAero '06, PhD '09). The evening will feature a pre-reception with wine and plated appetizers followed by the ceremony in the Glenn Miller Ballroom at the UMC. Afterwards, join us for heavy appetizers, dessert, a cash bar and live entertainment! Click here to register.

50 Year and Golden Anniversary Club Reunion
Friday, October 16 at 8:30 am
If you’re a member of the Class of 1965 or earlier, we’ve got special events just for you! Our weekend together begins with a reunion breakfast, complete with comments from class leaders and Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano. Join your fellow alumni and celebrate at a table reserved especially for graduates of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Click here to register.
Lab Tour with Dr. Weimer
Saturday, October 17 at 10:00 am
Professor Alan Weimer (MS '78, PHD '80) is one of CU's rockstar faculty members and has won numerous awards for his research, including the Excellence in Bio-Derived Technology Commercialization Award and the AICHe Excellence in Process Development Research Award. Dr. Weimer will give us a rare look into his lab by providing a tour and brief presentation on his work. Click here to register.
Young Alumni Tailgate
Saturday, October 17, Time TBA
Join fellow "Graduates Of the Last Decade" (GOLD) Engineering Alumni at Ralphie's Corral for the second annual Young Alumni Tailgate. Just $5 will get you a free drink (21+ bring ID), a meal item, and a free T-shirt! We'll have music, games, the CU marching band, Chip, the spirit squad, and of course, Ralphie! Stop in at the GOLD Engineering table and sign up to be a young alumni student mentor to get free CU swag! 
CU vs. Stanford Pregame Reception and Wind Tunnel Presentation
Saturday, November 7, Time TBA
Join fellow engineering Buffs for a pregame reception on East Campus before CU takes on Stanford. Food and drinks will be provided, as well as an update from Dean Rob Davis and a peek at CU's new wind tunnel with Dr. John Farnsworth. Click here to register. 

Don't miss out!
Space Month will be ongoing through the end of Homecoming weekend. 

Are You A Space Buff?
September 14 - October 17
CU-Boulder kicks off the Grand Challenge with a month of science-related space and earth activities on the Boulder campus, including a rover named Destiny, art installations, a film series, and poetry readings. Click here for more information and a schedule of events.
Click here to register.
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

Sunday, August 23, 2015 | Engineering GOLD Pool Party
Graduating seniors, graduate students, the GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade) Board, and fellow alumni came together at the CU Boulder Recreational Center outdoor buffalo pool for a night of music, food from the Sink, Chip the CU-Boulder Mascot, and CU giveaways. 
June 7, 2015 | GOLD Alumni Event at Top Golf - Houston
CU engineering alumni gathereds with Dean Rob Davis and Assistant Dean JoAnn Zelasko from the College of Engineering and Applied Science for an afternoon at Topgolf - Houston. They enjoyed an All-American buffet, CU giveaways, golf tips, and an update on the latest developments at the college from Dean Rob Davis.

May 1st, 2015 | Annual Senior Breakfast
Our fourth annual graduating senior/grad student breakfast, held in the Engineering Center lobby and hosted by our GOLD board, was a great success. Thanks to all the students, faculty, staff, and alumni who joined us for this CU tradition, and a big congrats to our newest CU Engineering grads.

April 25th, 2015 | GOLD Engineering Alumni Night at the Rockies
The GOLD Board, hosted free food, giveaways and drink specials for alumni at the Colorado Rockies vs. the San Francisco Giants Game. 

February 26, 2015 | CU vs. Arizona Men's Basketball Pre-game Reception
Nearly 40 alumni, family and friends joined us for food and fun in the Discovery Learning Center before the sold-out game.  
January 6, 2015 | Alumni Meetup Series
Hosted by Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. Paul Goodrum, professor of construction engineering and management, discussed his research during a free breakfast at MWH Construction in Broomfield. The audience heard about trends in craft labor availability, including the likelihood of a labor "cliff" that would impact cost, schedule, safety and quality of construction projects.
October 25, 2014 | Back to Boulder Homecoming Weekend: Show and Tell 
Alumni and guests learned about unmanned aerial vehicles, renewable energy harvesting, 3-D books and more through hands-on demonstrations by faculty and students. Attendees also got a "sneak peek" inside the new Idea Forge, housed in the former Fleming Law Building. 
CU Night at the RockiesAugust 23, 2014 | CU Alumni Night at the Rockies
The GOLD Board, in conjunction with the CU-Boulder Alumni Association, hosted food, giveaways and drink specials for alumni at the Blake Street Tavern before the Colorado Rockies defeated the Marlins at Coors Field.
Picnic: North Boulder Park
July 17, 2014 | CU Engineering Annual Picnic
What a beautiful day at North Boulder Park for the annual college picnic. Dean Robert H. Davis gave a brief college update after CU Engineering alumni and friends enjoyed a hearty summer meal of delicious BBQ and ice cream.
CU Engineering Alumni at San Diego Yacht Club
June 12, 2014 | CU Engineering Buffs on the Bay
Hosted by Dana Shinn (MechEngr '81), Stephen Dunn (ArchEngr '69) and Bruce Mathers (ChemEngr '82). CU Engineering alumni met and mingled at the beautiful San Diego Yacht Club and heard a brief presentation by guest speaker Ryon Warren, chief engineer at Reichel-Pugh Yacht Design.

Alumni Meetup Series - Abbie Liel

May 13, 2014 | Alumni Meetup Series
Hosted by the Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering Department
Assistant Professor Abbie Liel shared her research on earthquake engineering with CU Engineering Alumni during a free breakfast lecture at S.A. Miro in Denver.




Lockheed Martin Alumni Meetup

April 22, 2014 | Alumni Meetup Series
Hosted by the Aerospace Engineering Department
Exclusively for Lockheed Martin employees and retirees! CU Engineering Alumni at Lockheed Martin gathered during a unch at the Waterton Canyon facility as Dr. Steve Jolly (Aero'82, PhD'92) discussed his work with the GOES-R program, the next generation weather satellites. Kathy Tobey (ChemEngr'84, MS EngrMgmt'94), VP and GM of Special Programs, and Aerospace Engineering Department Chair Penny Axelrad also spoke.
Flying toaster! Palo Alto Alumni Meetup
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. Dean Robert Davis was on hand, as well as area CU Engineering alumni, to talk about what it's like to be an engineering student at CU-Boulder.
February 19, 2014 | Alumni Pregame Reception CU vs. ASU
Volunteers at CU-ASU Pregame Reception
Thanks to all the alumni, faculty, and staff who joined us for our pregame event at the CU vs. ASU Men's Basketball game! CU Engineering Alumni met in the new Club Room in the Coors Events Center before watching the men's basketball team go on to victory against the Sun Devils. Go Buffs!


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