Irene Peden

Antarctic trip was tip of the iceberg for this alumna

May 1, 2018

Irene Peden (ElEngr'47) looked out across the frozen landscape. She had made it: Antarctica. Obstacle after obstacle had been placed in front of her, but she had become the first woman to live and conduct scientific research in the Antarctic interior as a principal investigator “The Navy really didn’t want...

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Alum’s experience inspires nonprofit to help veterans

May 1, 2018

Thirty years ago, Rob Brazell (MCompSci’98) was diagnosed with AIDS and given a year to live. He survived the ordeal, but it took him 15 years to fully recover. Rather than return to work as an aerospace engineer, Brazell celebrated his second chance at life by vowing to help disabled...


NASA engineer’s down-to-earth mission

May 1, 2018

As Hurricane Harvey tore through south Texas last August, Jim Rice (MAeroEngr’99) knew that people in the heavily flooded areas were going be severely affected by impassable roads, cut off from clean water and necessary services. So Rice, who has been flying small planes for 25 years, contacted Patient AirLift...

Patrick Sullivan at Oceanit

Hawaii tech company innovates at the fringes

May 1, 2018

Does every problem have a solution? Alumnus Patrick Sullivan (EngrPhys’78) thinks so, and he has dedicated his career to bringing together scientists and engineers from disparate fields to create technological solutions that disrupt our global community for the better. He calls the approach Intellectual Anarchy™, and he’s spent more than...

Joanne Reid

ATLAS grad competes in Olympic biathlon

May 1, 2018

When the Olympic Games opened in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February, a CU Engineering graduate was among the U.S. athletes, competing against the best of the best. A month after receiving her graduate degree in Information and Communication Technology for Development from the ATLAS Institute, Joanne Reid was named to...