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Native students tackle reservation’s persistent engineering challenges

July 16, 2015

Challenges faced by American Indian reservations are many: lack of educational opportunity, high dropout rates, low representation in fast-growing STEM fields and therefore career opportunity, and dilapidated and unsafe housing options among them. However, a National Science Foundation-funded research and mentoring program for American Indian high school students run by...

Adam Wlostowski

Transfer graduate student receives prestigious AGU grant

July 10, 2015

When Adam Wlostowski transfers to CU-Boulder this summer to complete his PhD, he will be ready to hit the ground running with his research, thanks to a Horton (Hydrology) Research Grant from the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Wlostowski was one of three PhD students nationwide to receive the 2015 grant,...

New study identifies organic compounds of potential concern in fracking fluids

July 7, 2015

A new framework developed by environmental engineering professor Joe Ryan and used to screen hundreds of organic chemical compounds used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows that 15 may be of concern as groundwater contaminants based on their toxicity, mobility, persistence and frequency of use.

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CU-Boulder student session, tour brighten up lighting conference

June 5, 2015

Students, faculty and alumni of architectural engineering were among the presenters at the Council for Optical Radiation Measurements ’ (CORM) 2015 Technical Conference this spring at the University of Colorado Boulder. More than 40 attendees gathered at the Engineering Center for the three-day event, which was focused on bringing together...

Diane McKnight

McKnight to deliver 2015 Distinguished Research Lecture on Oct. 29

May 14, 2015

Diane McKnight, professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering and fellow of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) will deliver this year’s Distinguished Research Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in the University Memorial Center, Room 235. This lectureship is among the highest honors bestowed by the...

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AirWaterGas SRN expands outreach efforts

May 12, 2015

The AirWaterGas Sustainability Research Network (SRN) is extending research efforts to communities throughout Colorado by building partnerships with community organizations and K-12 schools. The goal of the AirWaterGas SRN, funded by a National Science Foundation grant, is to investigate and integrate research on the environmental, economic and social tradeoffs of...

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Symposium attendees get inside look at Sustainable Development Goals

May 12, 2015

CU-Boulder’s third annual WASH Symposium gave nearly 100 attendees an insider’s look into the development of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), a proposed set of targets for international development that are set to replace the Millennium Development Goals when they expire at the end of 2015. The event...

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Two faculty members win prestigious NSF CAREER awards

March 26, 2015

This year, the College of Engineering and Applied Science has an unprecedented number of National Science Foundation CAREER award winners , with seven junior faculty earning this prestigious honor. Two of them – assistant professors Shideh Dashti and Fernando Rosario-Ortiz – are from the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural...

Alum, professor named to ENR Mountain States Top 20 Under 40

March 18, 2015

Engineering News Record’s Mountain States edition recently named two civil engineering Buffs to its Top 20 Under 40 list. The list recognizes those working full-time in some aspect of the commercial construction industry who have shown themselves to be leaders, pioneers or mentors in the industry. Alumnus Matt Hoster (CivEngr’00)...

Roseanna Neupauer

Professor’s teaching accomplishments recognized locally, internationally

March 5, 2015

Roseanna Neupauer performs an original rap for her hydrology class. Two recent awards leave little doubt that associate professor Roseanna Neupauer is an outstanding teacher. Neupauer has been named to the University of Colorado’s President’s Teaching Scholars Program, and has also received a Fulbright Fellowship to spend a summer in...