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 Northern Colorado to talk about future collaboration and partnership opportunities. On the industry front, wind energy was a common theme — stops included NextEra Energy in Calhan, Northeastern Junior College’s wind technology program and Vestas in Greeley.
The dean’s mission is to travel to all four corners of Colorado to connect with industry partners and alumni, and to search out the best and brightest students. Future tours could also branch out into New Mexico and other surrounding states.