Complex lighting design in a modern building.

CU Boulder announces Architectural Lighting Certificate

April 12, 2021

The University of Colorado Boulder has established a new professional graduate certificate in architectural lighting. The program is designed for industry professionals to build their competence in the field, contribute more to their companies, and further advance their careers by earning college credits and achieving a professional credential granted by...

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Five students earn prestigious NSF fellowships

April 8, 2021

Five students in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering have earned a major honor from the National Science Foundation. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. Nathan Bonham, Lianne Brito, Matthew Jungclaus, Sung...

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9News: CU tested wastewater to detect COVID outbreaks; The same system could detect other viruses, too

April 8, 2021

BOULDER, Colo. — On a campus known for its beauty, this story focuses on one of the least beautiful things in Boulder. Our story takes us underground with the man in charge of catching signs of COVID in waste. "It just sits in the stream that’s flowing past," Cresten Mansfeldt...

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Graduation 2021 Ceremony Information

April 7, 2021

Spring Semester is almost over and that means graduation is coming very soon. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our ceremony will be virtual this year. The Graduation Ceremony for the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and Environmental Engineering Program will be live-streamed on: Friday, May 7 10:00 a.m...

PJ from Reno, Nevada, who graduated from CU Boulder environmental engineering, conducts COVID-19 wastewater testing on the CU Boulder campus in March of 2021.

Not a moment to waste: How a resource beneath our campus was key during COVID-19

April 1, 2021

It’s a chilly spring morning in March 2021 and campus is quiet. Dew hangs on blades of grass. Songbirds chirp from the trees, while a few students speed by on their bikes and skateboards. But while campus may seem calm, an artificial river flows underneath, holding a wealth of information...

Clark Lindsay

“Compounding learning” leads to success for alumnus Clark Lindsay

March 31, 2021

Clark Lindsay (CivEngr'96) is the founder and CEO of Pacific Program Management. With 100 people at 16 locations across the U.S., PPM draws major clients to its commercial real estate services through its people-first focus.

Lori Peek

Seminar: Stories from the Field: An Ethical Toolkit for Long-Term Disaster Research - April 9

March 24, 2021

RISE IRT Seminar Series – Spring 2021 Stories from the Field: An Ethical Toolkit for Long-Term Disaster Research Dr. Lori Peek - University of Colorado Boulder 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (MT) Friday, April 9, 2021 Zoom - Register to Attend Abstract: What if we used the stories that researchers...

Sara Meerow

Seminar: Bouncing Forward? Building a transformative urban resilience agenda - April 2

March 24, 2021

RISE IRT Seminar Series – Spring 2021 Bouncing Forward? Building a transformative urban resilience agenda Dr. Sara Meerow Arizona State University 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (MT) Friday, April 2, 2021 Zoom - Register to Attend Abstract: Urban scholars and policymakers are increasingly focused on enhancing resilience in the face...

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Research on soil moisture aims to improve irrigation models

March 17, 2021

Irrigated agriculture is the planet's largest consumer of freshwater and ultimately produces more than 40% of food worldwide. Yet the exact amounts of water actually being used in irrigation remains largely unknown. Answering that question would provide insight into the global water balance – the flow of water in and...

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Baker to address long standing grid optimization problems in CAREER award

March 16, 2021

Every day – multiple times a day – power grid operators make a complex calculation to solve a supply and demand problem. They must quickly decide how much energy their systems need to produce to accommodate the demand from their users at that moment. On average, these calculations take about...