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CU Boulder takes first place in 2021 Solar Decathlon Build Challenge

April 19, 2021

The University of Colorado Boulder won first place in the 2021 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Build Challenge , the third time CU Boulder has placed first in the highly competitive event. The results were announced Sunday by Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, who commended...

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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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Announcing the Inaugural Cohort of Innovation in Buildings (IBUILD) Graduate Research Fellows

March 10, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) is excited to introduce the inaugural cohort of Innovation in Buildings (IBUILD) Graduate Research Fellows. Launched in September 2020, the IBUILD Fellowship Program works to strengthen the pool of well-trained, diverse graduate students who are equipped for research-intensive careers in...

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PhD student Kimberly Pugel Honored as 2021 New Face of Civil Engineering by ASCE

Feb. 22, 2021

ASCE has honored Kimberly Pugel as a 2021 New Face of Civil Engineering. Pugel’s work combines environmental engineering, planning, policymaking, and a heavy dose of communication skills, particularly as it relates to facilitating communication between stakeholders and decision-makers.

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Exploring assumptions in financing for urban water utilities in low-income countries

Feb. 10, 2021

Anna Libey, a PhD student in environmental engineering at CU Boulder, is the lead author on a new paper that compares utilities around the world and advocates for more subsidization in utility operations to provide clean water. The paper – titled “Who pays for water? Comparing life cycle costs of...

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College of Engineering and Applied Science December 2018 Outstanding Graduate Awards

Dec. 18, 2018

CEAE Graduates Nikki van den Heever and Austin Riley were selected to receive the December 2018 College of Engineering and Applied Science Outstanding Graduate awards. Van den Heever was selected as the December 2018 Outstanding Graduate of the College for her overall strength in academics, service and research while Riley...

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Architectural engineering student makes quick impact for CU alpine ski team

Jan. 22, 2016

Early in the University of Colorado's ski season, Norwegian freshman Tonje Trulsrud has made an immediate impact on the team while setting herself up for the record books. Though she just started her career at CU, Trulsrud is already taking the mountain by storm. In her first four races, she's finished at the top of her team three times and won the giant slalom on the first day of the Montana State Invitational on Jan. 10.

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All-women team overcomes hurdles to complete Bridges to Prosperity project in Bolivia

Nov. 13, 2015

During her first trip with Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) last summer, civil engineering major Mia Schrilla learned an important lesson that should serve her well in her career. “Prepare for anything,” she said. “Things will probably go wrong, and you’ll probably get through it.” The fourth-year BS/MS student and a...

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Fall update from CU-Boulder chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA

Oct. 1, 2015

Rwanda and Peru teams carried out successful summer projects, while the Nepal team conquered the challenge of a travel ban following April earthquakes.

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New year, new opportunity for concrete canoe team

Sept. 22, 2015

After strong showings in the 2013 and 2014 regional competitions, CU-Boulder’s concrete canoe team experienced something of a “rebuilding year” this past spring. “When we put the canoe in the water, someone stepped in and punctured a hole in it,” said new team captain Victoria Wallis, a senior architectural engineering...