Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima

Civil engineering researcher tapped for nuclear war study

Aug. 2, 2017

When a nuclear bomb goes off, it starts a chain of events whose effects reach far beyond the blast site. Over the next three years, Professor Yunping Xi of civil, environmental and architectural engineering will be involved in a study to quantify those effects in the event of a nuclear...

Lilian Garcia

#ILookLikeAnEngineer: Lilian Garcia (EnvEngr'17)

July 6, 2017

Recent alum featured in college campaign and in a recent Daily Camera article at .

An iceberg floats in the Arctic Ocean

Study looks at black carbon in snow and ice around the world

June 30, 2017

The study co-authored by Professor Diane McKnight comparing dissolved black carbon deposition on ice and snow in ecosystems around the world (including Antarctica, the Arctic, and alpine regions of the Himalayas, Rockies, Andes, and Alps) shows that while concentrations vary widely, significant amounts can persist in both pristine and non-pristine areas of snow.

Two Indian women and a child cross a street in a driving downpour.

India's monsoons were wetter 10,000 years ago, researcher says

June 13, 2017

Emily Gill is using proxy paleoclimate data to piece together the mystery of now-dry lakebeds. Read a second Times of India article featuring Gill at .

John Crimaldi and three of his students watch a plume move through their flume.

CU Engineering Magazine: The Architecture of Smell

June 8, 2017

How do chemical messages rising from a piece of rotting food signal a mouse to turn left to find it? How does the shape and movement of that mouse’s odor plume alert a hungry predator that it’s getting close? And precisely what goes on inside that predator’s brain when, in response to what it smells, it changes course? These are not the questions John Crimaldi, an engineer who specializes in fluid mechanics, imagined he would be asking someday.

The winning senior design team poses for a group photo during their final class.

Senior design class featured on Denver Water website

May 17, 2017

Civil engineering teams who designed their own versions of a water storage site are highlighted in article and video.

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.