Ellen Becker, a project engineer with Mortenson Construction, the construction manager for the arena project, talks to the media in early May as the first roof truss of the future Milwaukee Bucks arena are installed. (Photo: Mike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Alumna makes headlines for her work on NBA stadium

May 11, 2017

This is the second major sports facility project for Ellen Becker (ArchEngr'14) as a project engineer with Mortenson Construction.

Elizabeth Delesky

PhD student earns two prestigious fellowships

May 5, 2017

2017 has certainly been a good year for Elizabeth Delesky, a PhD student in Assistant Professor Wil Surbar’s Sustainable Infrastructure Materials Lab . In March, she was one of 27 CU Boulder students to receive a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The awards recognize outstanding graduate students from across...

The winning team plunges into an icy pool on the course to celebrate their successful Slopesoakers event.

Students use love of skiing and engineering chops to design pond-skimming course

April 19, 2017

Four civil engineering students win the chance to create a Red Bull Slopesoakers course, complete with jumps, rails and a circus-style trapeze.

The exterior of a Brinkman office building

BizWest profiles alum's construction, real estate company

April 11, 2017

Kevin and Paul Brinkman's company has spun out into Brinkman Colorado, which handles real-estate development, Brinkman Construction, which is self-explanatory, and Waypoint, a brokerage, consulting and investment firm.

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Environmental Engineering Program earns top 10 "Best Grad Schools" ranking

March 17, 2017

“This is an acknowledgement of the quality contributions of the faculty, students and staff,” said R. Scott Summers, director of the Environmental Engineering Program. “It is of course gratifying to be recognized at this level, and it also inspires us to provide our students the best education possible.”

Jay Arehart crosses a footbridge under construction by Bridges to Prosperity.

Graduate wins Bridge Builder of the Year Award

March 7, 2017

Recent alum Jay Arehart was involved in CU's Bridges to Prosperity chapter throughout his undergraduate career, also serving as the group's president.

Marco Campos outside Union Station in Denver

Marco Campos (CivEngr’98) named Distinguished Engineering Alumni

Feb. 22, 2017

Marco Campos may have graduated from CU Boulder in 1998, but he never left the university far behind. The Denver entrepreneur and philanthropist has served on advisory boards for the Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, the BOLD Center , and the College of Engineering & Applied Science. His...

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Two CU alumni, assistant professor named to ENR Mountain States' "20 Under 40"

Feb. 15, 2017

Ted Laszlo (CivEngr'99), Jeannette Torrents (MSCivEngr'02) and assistant professor Wil Srubar have been named to Engineering News-Record Mountain States' list of Top Young Professionals for 2017.

Researchers collecting spectral reflectance measurements of surface snow with corresponding snow samples in Northern Svalbard.

Coal mine dust hastens Arctic snow melt

Feb. 1, 2017

Study co-authored by Diane McKnight illustrates the significant, localized role that dark-colored particulates — which absorb more solar radiation than light-colored snow and keep more heat closer to the Earth’s surface — can play in hastening Arctic ice melt.

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GAANN Fellowships helping students pursue their research passions

Jan. 30, 2017

Photo courtesy NOAA/NGDC, Marko Kokic, IFRC In fall 2016, a group of eight talented engineers began their graduate work at CU Boulder, thanks to a Department of Education program that supports students who plan to pursue a PhD in a field designated as an area of national need. The Department...