Angela Bielefeldt

New research to examine role of mentoring in STEM majors’ retention

May 6, 2020

Professor Angela Bielefeldt is starting a new research project that examines how mentoring and identity relate to retention among STEM majors in college. The work is funded by CU’s Research & Innovation Office Seed Grant program and is in partnership with the School of Education.

Marina Nieto and Eddie Villalba

Environmental engineering researchers study airborne coronavirus disinfection

May 6, 2020

An environmental engineering research team at CU Boulder has been chosen to study the fate of airborne coronavirus indoors. The study aims to test airborne coronavirus disinfection responses using the large bioaerosol chamber in Professor Mark Hernandez lab.

Briana Santa Ana sits atop a stone wall

Standing up for herself and others

May 5, 2020

Graduating civil engineering major Briana Santa Ana honored by college for her efforts in launching the Colorado Construction Diversity Summit.

Ben Livneh

With shrinking snowpack, drought predictability melting away

May 1, 2020

Professor Ben Livneh new study out in Nature Climate Changer is the first to assess what vanishing snowpack might mean for future drought predictability.

R. Scott Summers

Professor earns AEESP Distinguished Educator Award

May 1, 2020

Professor R. Scott Summers was awarded the 2020 Charles R. O’Melia Distinguished Educator Award by the Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors (AEESP).

Mikaela DeRousseau

Summer fellowship will help student wrap up her sustainable concrete research

April 29, 2020

PhD student Mikaela DeRousseau has received a 2020 Summer Fellowship from the CU Boulder Graduate School. DeRousseau is in her fourth year at CU Boulder with a focus on civil systems, and expects to graduate in August. Her advisors are Joseph Kasprzyk and Wil Srubar.

Keani Willebrand

Student earns NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 28, 2020

Environmental engineering major Keani Willebrand has earned a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Matthew Bentley

PhD candidate receives awards for environmental engineering research

April 23, 2020

PhD candidate Matthew Bentley was recently recognized as the top student presenter at the Emerging Contaminants Summit 2020. In addition, Bentley was awarded an honorable mention for the Figueroa Family Fellowship, which recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to the achievement of a diverse student body.

Rwandan hut

Engineering team building Rwandan-style hut to test clean-air solutions

April 17, 2020

A team of four Environmental Engineering undergraduates has undertaken a project to help improve the health of people in Rwanda who use polluting stoves.

Patterned cloth and finished face masks from Denver's Fancy Tiger Crafts

Researcher shares face mask tips in 5280 Magazine

April 17, 2020

John Zhai, a professor of building systems engineering and expert on air quality and ventilation, stresses the importance of wearing a mask even if you’re healthy.

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