Published: Nov. 28, 2018

Faculty Fellows editionOn the November 28th edition of AMPLIFY, host Jennifer Ciplet and her guests discuss an exciting collaboration between the non-profit community organization Imagine!, which works with people with disabilities, and the University of Colorado Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science. Today's guests include Professor Melinda Piket-May, CU Boulder engineering student Sarah DaFoe, and Director of Public Relations at Imagine!, Fred Hobbs.

Through this university-community partnership, CU Boulder engineering students develop assistive technology that supports people living with developmental, cognitive and physical challenges. To see examples of the assistive technology CU Boulder engineering students have created with Imagine clients, watch this short video.


CU Engage was excited to learn about this program when Associate Professor of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Professor Piket-May, applied for and joined the CU Engage Faculty Fellows program. Piket-May was a member of the 2017-18 cohort of CU Engage Faculty Fellows, which included CU Boulder faculty doing innovative, community-based teaching and research from across campus and a wide range of academic departments. Professor Piket-May works with her CU Boulder undergraduate students to integrate engineering theory with real life engineering design problems, especially engineering challenges that could assist people living with disabilities.

AMPLIFY: Stories of University-Community Collaborations is a production of CU Engage, the Center for Community-Based Learning and Research at CU Boulder, in partnership with independent community radio KGNU. The show aims to amplify the voices of students and community partners who are working together to generate new knowledge and actions to address wicked public challenges.

You can listen to AMPLIFY live on KGNU every fourth Wednesday of the month at 9am.

The Faculty Fellows in Community-Based Learning program of CU Engage provides resources and support for faculty to design a new course or modify an existing course to include a community-based learning component. The aim of the Faculty Fellows Program is to expand, deepen, and institutionalize community-based learning at CU Boulder.

The RFP for the 2019-2020 academic year is open! For more information visit the Faculty Fellows page.