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Academia Meets Activism

Student group tackles antimicrobial resistance Antimicrobial resistance—the ability of bacteria, viruses and fungi to adapt to common remedies, leading to increasingly difficult-to-treat superbugs—represents a looming threat to global health. In labs at CU Boulder and around the world, researchers are exploring strategies for revamping antibiotics to work in the face...

Biomedical engineering

Biomedical Boost

New undergraduate major and graduate degrees build on college’s strengths A 3D-printed heart? A robotic surgeon? Biomedical engineering has come a long way from the invention of the scalpel. And now, it’s getting a boost at CU Boulder with a new undergraduate major and graduate programs launching in fall 2020...


DNA: Goldmine for Hackers?

The team performs penetration testing on a gene sequencing machine at Colorado State University. Students explore security risks around genetic data collection Genetic data is some of the most valuable personal information we have. But protections and assurances around its collection and storage lag behind those built into consumer products,...

Alumni Feature

Joey Azofeifa

Genomics + Machine Learning

‘30 under 30’ winner’s startup focuses on pinpointing why pharmaceuticals work

Ragan Gage

Engineering a Medical Career

Architectural engineering alumna finds her light as an OB-GYN Ragan Gage, right, at East Cascade Women's Group in Bend, Ore. I was really good at cardiology, and you could say, in a way, it's similar to electrical systems for buildings but it's involving a body. Regan Gage thought she would...


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Special Delivery

Researchers exploring ways to make drug delivery safer and more effective By looking at health problems through an engineering lens, CU Engineering researchers are creating ways to make drug therapy delivery safer and more effective. By working across departments, disciplines and research units, our engineers are innovating solutions for the...

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Biomedical Breakthroughs

From machine learning to real-time imaging, CU Engineering researchers are changing the way medical treatment is imagined, designed and delivered A new approach to stopping the spread of cancer Assistant Professor Maureen Lynch Mechanical Engineering The three most common cancers in the United States are breast, lung and prostate cancer,...

Student Profiles

Brodie Hoyer

A Path Back to Teaching

My PhD is ultimately a path back to teaching. The three years I taught at West Point were the most rewarding years of my military career. Veteran will apply skills from PhD research to mentoring West Point cadets. For PhD student Brodie Hoyer, the opportunity to instruct and mentor cadets...

Left: Victoria Bowen, Right: Gunnar Marquardt

Western Buffs

When I heard about the (partnership) program, it was the best of both worlds. Partnership Program Partnership program helps students engineer their own CU experience. In 2018, the CU Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science launched a partnership program with Western Colorado University’s Paul M. Rady School of Computer...

College News

Greg Salsbury, Paul M. Rady, and Bobby Braun

Mechanical Engineering Department Named for Colorado Businessman

Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering becomes second named department The highly ranked mechanical engineering department at CU Boulder has been named after Colorado philanthropist and businessman Paul M. Rady, thanks to his generous support of the college. Rady has committed $15 million in philanthropy to CU Boulder, most...

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Celebrating 50 Years of Computer Science

Top: Students in the 1990s. Above: CU Boulder alumnus Alan Kay speaks on campus in an undated photo. Kay is known as a pioneer of object-oriented programming, personal computing and graphical user interfaces. 50 Years of Computer Science In 1970, the University of Colorado Board of Regents voted to establish...

Kristi Anseth

Professor Anseth Earns International Recognition

Kristi Anseth Professor Kristi Anseth has received one of the most prestigious recognitions in the life sciences: a L’Oreal- UNESCO For Women in Science award. Anseth, a Distinguished Professor and Tisone Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering , is being recognized for her “outstanding contribution in converging...

Daniela Brandao

Environmental Engineering Turns 20

Daniela Brandao CU Boulder’s Environmental Engineering Program celebrated its 20th anniversary in October with an event that brought together faculty, students and alumni. The evening’s keynote speaker was Daniela Brandao, the program’s first graduate, who works as a senior project manager for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commision. She spoke...

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Engineering Center Goes Plastic-free

In September, the Engineering Center became the first building on campus to go plastic-free for single-use beverage containers. The move included replacing plastic containers in vending machines with glass or aluminum, and working with the Gravity Cafe coffee shop to stock compostable lids, straws and other service items. The college...

Chip and alumni at 2019 CU Engineering Homecoming tailgate

Alumni show their spirit at CU Engineering Homecoming Tailgate

More than 250 engineering alumni returned to the Engineering Center on Nov. 9 for our second annual Homecoming Tailgate. The event featured food, lawn games and music from the band Paper Moonshine. Three alumni-owned businesses provided drinks for the event—Bootstrap Brewing Co., owned by Steve Kaczeus (MechEngr’82) ; Ratio Beerworks,...