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Countdown to connection: CU Engineering ready to welcome first cohort to new residential community

May 31, 2023

In 81 days, the first cohort of students will begin moving into Engineering Connections , the college’s new residential community for soon-to-be engineers and applied scientists. It’s a countdown that Dean Keith Molenaar has been tracking closely — and with great anticipation. “I’m so thrilled to be able to provide...

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Valuing water to survive climate change

May 17, 2023

Evan Thomas discusses climate change and its impact on water in a new TEDx talk. Thomas is the Endowed Chair and Director of the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering and Resilience at the University of Colorado Boulder and a professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and...

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How Digital Tools Can Help Solve the Colorado River Crisis

May 9, 2023

The Colorado River is in a climate-induced crisis. The worst drought in 500 years may force the federal government to intervene on how seven states in the Western United States share the river’s shrinking annual allocation of water, highlighting how water has emerged as a critical economic, environmental, and social...

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2023 Sustainability Award received by the Mortenson Center

April 21, 2023

The Mortenson Center received a Civic Achievement Award this month at the Campus Sustainability Awards. The event was part of the 30 th annual Campus Sustainability Summit. The award recognizes the outstanding efforts of the Mortenson Center toward continuing the leadership and legacy of sustainability at CU Boulder. The awards...

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Matthew Falcone, Lead Author in Recent Publication

March 25, 2023

A water vending kiosk (blue building) installed in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Mortenson Center student Matthew Falcone, a doctoral candidate in Environmental Engineering, is the lead author of “Effectiveness of a water-vending kiosk intervention toward household water quality and surveyed water security in Freetown, Sierra Leone” recently published in Science of...

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Conference on World Affairs

March 24, 2023

In 2023, the conference will extend the university’s focus on exploring the global climate crisis. Worldwide experts and our own faculty will offer challenging and hopeful discussions that examine a wide range of topics that impact our daily lives. Choose from over 25 panels that explore the climate’s impact on...

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2023 Global Engineering & Resilience Award Winners

March 15, 2023

On March 10, 2023, the Mortenson Center hosted its 5th Annual Global Engineering & Resilience Awards, recognizing professionals and students whose work aligns with the Mortenson Center’s mission and vision. These awards seek to highlight the work of individuals who contribute to the field of global engineering. This encompasses not...

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2023 Colorado WASH Symposium

March 4, 2023

The Planning Committee of the 2023 Colorado WASH Symposium is excited to announce that the Symposium will be a hybrid event held on March 9th & 10th, 2023. Symposium themes include Sovereignty and Justice, Climate Change, Resilient WASH and Adaptation, WASH in Emergency Settings, Availability and Accessibility, and the Future of WASH.

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2023 Global Engineering & Resilience Awards Event

March 3, 2023

The Mortenson Center has opened the nomination form for the 5th Annual Global Engineering Awards. This event takes place as a part of the Colorado WASH Symposium on March 10, 2023, at 11:45 AM.

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Kiewit Design-Build Scholars Program

Feb. 28, 2023

The Kiewit Design-Build Scholars Program is a year-long scholar program at the University of Colorado Boulder that seeks to engage engineering students in meaningful conversations about their future careers. Kiewit Corporation is one of the largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations in North America. Kiewit leads, designs, and...