Matt Morris and the two students who helped build his home in front of his newly-built home

Engineering students help professor rebuild the home he lost in the Marshall Fire

Dec. 21, 2023

Teaching Professor Matt Morris asked his students to help pour concrete. Students came. Two came back again. And again. For more than a year.

Matt Morris receives Innovation in Education award

June 21, 2023

Teaching Professor Matthew Morris of civil, environmental and architectural engineering has received the college’s John and Mercedes Peebles Innovation in Education Award for 2023. The award recognizes faculty in the college who have shown a unique commitment to students demonstrated through innovations in education.

CEAE students in hard hats at Gross Reservoir site.

CVEN seniors tackle a portion of the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project

March 20, 2023

As part of their capstone project, seniors in CU Boulder's civil engineering program are contributing to the design of the expansion of Denver Water’s Gross Reservoir Expansion Project, which involves raising the height of Gross Dam by 131 feet. The renovated dam will nearly triple the reservoir’s water storage capacity and create a more reliable water system for 1.5 million people in the Denver metro area.

Julie Korak and Cresten Mansfeldt sample water collect surface water samples on the Coal Creek waterway.

Cresten Mansfeldt, Matthew Morris explores impacts, solutions after Marshall Fire

Dec. 21, 2022

The Marshall Fire spurred CU Boulder researchers to apply their expertise to the aftermath. CEAE Assistant Professor Cresten Mansfeldt, along with other researchers, collected water samples from Coal Creek waterway shortly after the fire; the work has since expanded to monitor the response of bugs and algae living in these waters. CEAE Teaching Professor Matthew Morris, who lost his Superior home in the fire, helped solicit design and construction proposals from builders, providing homeowners with a “short list” of options to select a builder.

Matt Morris

Morris discusses Marshall Fire, rebuilding on Concrete Credentials Podcast

April 27, 2022

Associate Teaching Professor Matt Morris is featured in the latest episode of the Concrete Credentials Podcast. Morris shares his personal experience of the Marshall Fire, which destroyed his family home in Superior along with the homes of thousands of Coloradans. He discusses how the wildfire could impact construction strategies, how...

Group of people wearing construction vests and helmets.

Construction Diversity Summit coming to CU Boulder

March 11, 2022

The University of Colorado Boulder is hosting a Construction Diversity Summit to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the construction industry. The free event is planned for April 1...

The team at the competition.

CU Boulder Design-Build team wins national championship

Nov. 16, 2021

The “DBIA Buff Builders” have earned first place in the 2021 National Design-Build Student Competition. The team presented their winning proposal during the national Design-Build Conference & Expo, which was held in Denver on Nov. 1-3.