2016 Summer Bridge Program

A golden opportunity

May 7, 2017

An idea borrowed from the football gridiron is helping students graduate and drawing major attention, thanks to a multimillion-dollar boost from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Eight years ago, CU Engineering created the GoldShirt program. It’s modeled after redshirting for college athletes. Promising students who want to be engineers but...


Gallogly gifts of $2.5 million boost engineering education

May 7, 2017

Alumnus Jim Gallogly, left, former CEO of LyondellBasell Industries and emeritus member of the CU Engineering Advisory Council, joins Mike Wirth, Chevron Corp. vice chairman and chair of the CU Engineering Advisory Council, after unveiling a sign bearing the new name for the Discovery Learning Center. With $2.5 million in...

Lockheed Martin Group

Lockheed Martin partnership has CU Engineering students dialed in

May 7, 2017

A new $3 million partnership —one of many between global aerospace industry leader Lockheed Martin and CU Boulder—is establishing academic programs in aerospace and electrical engineering aimed at cultivating the next generation of space engineers. The Lockheed Martin Radio Frequency (RF) Space Systems Research Center will boost engineering expertise at...

girl with water bottle

Cleaning up water in developing countries

May 7, 2017

The University of Colorado Boulder has been selected to lead a $15.3 million effort to improve the sustainability of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions in the developing world. Karl Linden, Amy Javernick-Will and Rita Klees of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities will coordinate the efforts of...

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Students find their place with Engineering Plus

May 7, 2017

Undergraduate engineering programs are not known for being flexible. Research shows engineering students can devote about 2 percent of their degree credit hours to elective courses, compared with almost a quarter of credit hours for their nonengineering peers. The college’s Engineering Plus (e+) degree provides a more flexible path for...

engineering program graduates Daniel and  Rebecca Gatt with their daughter Emma.

CMU-CU join forces again

May 7, 2017

CMU-CU Boulder mechanical engineering program graduates Daniel and Rebecca Gatt with their daughter Emma Colorado Mesa University and CU expanded their partnership this year to allow students to earn a BS in civil engineering from CU Boulder by taking classes delivered at Colorado Mesa. Until now, the partnership—which launched in...

Byram  and Ann Smead

Smead gift to accelerate CU aerospace program

May 7, 2017

Antonella Albuja’s doctoral degree in aerospace engineering just became more valuable, as did the educational, research and career prospects of those who follow her in the Smead Program. A new gift to the College of Engineering and Applied Science from passionate supporters Ann Smead and her husband, Michael Byram, are...