Midshipman Gemma Nowak, U.S. Navy ROTC

Students who serve

April 30, 2019

CU Boulder launched a student chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers in February 2018. SAME is a national organization that leads efforts to confront national security and infrastructure challenges. CU’s chapter wants to connect CU students with SAME members and companies in these fields through guest presentations and...

New Aerospace building

Opening in fall 2019

April 30, 2019

Our new aerospace hub is just weeks away from opening! Smead Aerospace faculty and staff will begin moving in this summer, and we will celebrate the grand opening on Aug. 26. Check out the fall edition of CU Engineering magazine for an inside look at this new campus focal point...

Penina Axelrad

Two CU engineers elected to National Academy of Engineering

April 29, 2019

The National Academy of Engineering has elected Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences professor Penina Axelrad and alumnus Dereje Agonafer (AeroEngr’72) as new members in 2019. Axelrad is the Joseph T. Negler Professor and immediate past chair of Smead Aerospace at CU Boulder. Agonafer is the Jenkins Garrett Professor...

Dean’s State Tour

On the road again: Dean’s State Tour

April 29, 2019

The second annual Engineering State Tour took Dean Bobby Braun and his wife, Karen, on a more than 900-mile trip around the Eastern Plains 
in September. In addition to visits to several 
K–12 schools and community 
colleges, Bobby also spent some 
time at Colorado State University 
and the University of...

Students tour a Ball facility during Ball Career Day.

On the Ball

April 29, 2019

The partnership between Ball Corp. and the University of Colorado Boulder dates back to the very dawn of the space program. At that time, Ball was a glassmaker facing declines in its core home canning business. It was looking for the next big thing and, after putting feelers out across...

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Introducing Technology, Cybersecurity and Policy

April 26, 2019

CU Engineering has launched a new cybersecurity program that combines the expertise of the longstanding Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program with new strengths in defense and entrepreneurship. The program, rebranded as the Technology, Cybersecurity and Policy Program , aims to give all undergraduates exposure to the topic, offering a new introductory cybersecurity...

Western Colorado University President Greg Salsbury, left, and Dean Bobby Braun at WCU.

A CU Engineering degree, grounded 
in Gunnison

April 26, 2019

Western Colorado University President Greg Salsbury, left, and Dean Bobby Braun at WCU. This partnership between Western and CU will help meet the demands of our state’s rapidly expanding high-tech industries. More about the partnership A new collaboration between the College of Engineering and Applied Science and Western State University...

Female student with writing on chest

Dear World: Breaking the ice through stories

April 25, 2019

During their first week on campus, our freshman class participated in a unique interactive experience that encouraged them to build community by sharing their personal stories. Organizers said they brought Dear World to campus because being able to work as a team is vital in engineering, and teamwork requires personal...

Sarah Miller

Creating community college connections

April 25, 2019

CU Boulder is taking a leading role on a new $10 million National Science Foundation grant to increase the number of community college students who go on to study engineering at four-year colleges, a move intended to help pave the way for a more diverse workforce. Millions of U.S. students...

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Above and beyond: New global aerospace degree

April 22, 2019

CU Engineering now offers a global aerospace engineering degree track, allowing students to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, minor in computer science, study abroad experience and co-op work experience in just five years. The innovative new track provides students with the education and experience they need to...