Alumnus Vince Kontny (CivEngr’58), a longtime friend of CU Engineering and influential member of the engineering and construction industry, passed away Aug. 9 at age 83. Here, Pinchuk shares his memories of the engineer, businessman and rancher.
Mauritz “Mort” Mortenson (CivEngr’58), who passed away Nov. 9 at his home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at age 82, leaves behind a deep personal and professional legacy, including endowing the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering.
Justin Whiteley (PhDMechEngr’16), co-founder and CTO of Emergy Foods, and CEO Tyler Huggins (PhDCivEngr’16) have closed on their first round of venture capital funding and have constructed a manufacturing facility just outside Boulder where they plan to produce their new source of protein.
Sara Beck finished her undergraduate degrees at CU Boulder in 2003, double majoring in aerospace engineering sciences and studio arts. After an impressive first job at NASA, she returned to the College of Engineering and Applied Science and earned her PhD in environmental engineering under Professor Karl Linden in 2015.
Jeff Martin (CivEngr’99) returned to campus recently to speak to Professor Angela Bielefeldt’s Introduction to Civil Engineering and Professional Issues classes about the importance of designing solutions that benefit society. Martin is the project manager for the Gross Reservoir Expansion , a $464 million Denver Water project to expand storage...