Published: Oct. 21, 2019

Two recent gifts from Ball Corp. and its foundation will support the new Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building and scholarships for diverse students through the BOLD Center

“Ball Corporation is a leader in so many ways in our community, and we’re thankful for their partnership in developing the workforce of the future,” Dean Bobby Braun said. “Ball embodies the term ‘good corporate citizen.’ In addition to its generous financial support, the company’s leadership and employees are committed to volunteering, and advising our students and faculty.” 

CU partners with Ball in many ways across the campus, including with senior engineering design. The company also has a strong recruiting and professional development presence on campus, including career and internship fairs, networking events, activities during National Engineers Week and a mentoring program through the BOLD Center.

“We are pleased to support a strengthening and expansion of aerospace engineering sciences and look forward to the impact it will make for the students, faculty and the pipeline of talent for industry,” said John Hayes, Ball chairman, president and CEO. “We are committed to working with CU to develop this talent through our scholarship support and mentoring of students by Ball employees.”

Aerospace student at PILOT buildingAn aerospace student works in the PILOT lab in the new Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building on East Campus