Published: Aug. 21, 2020

BuffsCreate logoWe want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our Spring 2020 Buffscreate contest and helped make it a success. is a hosting platform provided by ASSETT and University Libraries to support students and faculty in teaching and learning about digital identity as well as digital and information literacies while building websites of their own. Contestants were asked to submit their websites, portfolios, course projects, and/or blogs hosted on BuffsCreate. We received several great submissions, and we want to extend a special congratulations to our winners! Below you will find links to the winning sites and a short description of their work.

And the winners are...

Ozone Pollution and Climate Change: Teaching Ethnography for Social Change

Splitting the grand prize is Sawyer Gander, Kayleigh Cornell, Nicole Humphrey, Klara Smith, and Shanel Wu for their amazing work on a site created in their anthropology class. Each of them will receive a $25 gift card from Amazon!

As part of Professor Kathryn Goldfarb’s Practicing Anthropology class, this website was created to showcase a semester-long research project on ozone pollution in the Front Range. These group members practiced ethnographic research skills in interviewing scientists, lawyers, and CU professors to learn how scientific knowledge and policy interact.

We also want to recognize Madison Greenly and Roya Gessel. Both contestants submitted personal sites and will each receive a second place prize of a $50 Amazon gift card! 

Portfolio: Madison Greenly

Madison created this site primarily to show to employers who she is and the type of work she’s interested in doing. It features her resume, a writing profile, and a bit of information about herself and her interests. She wanted it to aesthetically represent her interests and personality, so she went for a sleek theme to show professionalism with some pink tones and photos to add brightness. While simple, Madison’s site has already helped her get a job with a publishing company, so she is so glad she took the opportunity to freely host her site while here at CU. 

Blog: Roya Gessel

This blog was part of a class assignment for Professor Christopher Haynes’ Topics in Popular Culture class. The assignment was to pick a current fandom to elaborate on based on specific guidelines for the class. While Roya felt her work wasn’t elaborate, she found it was motivating enough to get something out there. Roya summed up the learning experience in Dr. Haynes’ course like this: 

The benefit of being encouraged to make your own website is a memory and sense of gratitude I can’t replace. The academic importance of this platform in our world today has never been as important as it is now. It is a basic blog, although most blogs and websites are, it's the content that captivates the audience, peers/cohorts and mentors. If my simple blog inspires anyone to be encouraged to just open up, whether it’s fancy or not, it would put a little more grin to my smile.

We look forward to holding this contest again in the coming year! So what are you waiting for? Go ahead, log in at with your CU identikey credentials and get started on your projects today! For more information or help getting started, email us at