When I heard about the (partnership) program, it was the best of both worlds.
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 Science and Engineering. The program allows students to earn Bachelor of Science degrees in computer science or mechanical engineering as graduates of CU Boulder. They complete their first two years as Western students, and the balance of their education as CU Boulder students, all while remaining on the Western campus in Gunnison, Colorado.
Forty students enrolled in the inaugural class in fall 2019, and they’re already making their mark.
“We are fortunate to have these talented students as part of our CU Engineering community,” Interim Dean Keith Molenaar said. “We look forward to working with them on their journey to becoming professional engineers and scientists.”
Here is a look at two of the stand-out students of the Class of 2023 who are taking advantage of the opportunity to get their CU Boulder degrees in a small-school atmosphere.