From CU Boulder Today: Information Science PhD student Morgan Klaus Scheuerman, 29, is among the most coveted young minds in the field of social computing. With stints at Google and Facebook already under his belt, and his facial analysis research earning international accolades, he was just awarded Microsoft’s prestigious 2021 Research Fellowship.
Known by friends as Juju, Julia Merten lives and works by the motto, “Express your unapologetic self.” This year, Merten earned CMCI’s William W. White Outstanding Graduate award, given to the student with the highest GPA in the college. After graduation, she will begin a position with a Detroit-based chocolate company, Bon Bon Bon.
When he and his co-founders launched Boulder Media House, Jeremy Elder (CritMedia’20) was still a full-time student. Today, the young crew of CU graduates behind the boutique production company has created content for businesses from luxury expedition vehicles to high-end fashion, and they continue to elevate their game.
In the summer of 2017, Joel Holton was one of nearly 600 personnel fighting the Keystone Fire, from which he narrowly escaped. A few years later––as a senior studying information science––he teamed up with classmates to develop new navigation aids with the needs of wildland firefighters in mind.
Short for fermentation, the small-scale bakery, Ferment, is a start-up enterprise that Andre Gruber, an engineering major, and Rafaelo Infante, a strategic communication major, launched in the spring while most of the state was shut down.
Media Production students cluster around a table in CU Boulder’s Museum of Natural History as Emily Braker, the museum’s collections manager, reveals their subjects: a snake in a jar, taxidermied birds, a series of skulls and an array of other specimens dating back to the early 1900s. Their task? Take advantage of 2020 technology to reanimate the objects for an assignment in their Introduction to Extended Realities course.
Last spring, as the coronavirus outbreak swept the nation and the globe, students in Writing for the Media jumped into action. From conducting interviews with residents in their communities to combing through government-funded reports, students contributed local and national reporting on a range of pandemic-related topics, from education to business to relationships.
As an activist and recent graduate from CMCI’s Media and Public Engagement master’s program, Katy Fetters (MMediaSt’19) is harnessing the power of social media to redefine what it means to have a disability.
When challenged to draw attention to a new website for the company Avery Dennison, which specializes in packaging and labeling design, sophomores Megan Lange and Julia Muell knew what to do: Handle with care.