The program will prepare our engineers for an exciting career that makes an impact on the quality of life in Colorado and throughout the nation.
Interim Dean, College of Engineering
& Applied Science
The nation’s infrastructure challenges are the impetus for a new partnership between CU Boulder and Kiewit, one of the nation’s largest construction and engineering organizations.
With the Kiewit Design-Build Program, the company has made a five-year commitment to support up to 40 students each year with significant annual scholarships as well as enhanced academic and professional development opportunities, including internships, service-learning experiences, research projects and mentorship. The program is designed to graduate well-rounded engineers and builders prepared to tackle our nation’s infrastructure demands.
“This partnership builds on 50 years of construction engineering and management at the University of Colorado Boulder and accelerates our long-term relationship with Kiewit,” said Keith Molenaar, interim dean of the college and a leader in design-build engineering. “The program will prepare our engineers for an exciting career that makes an impact on the quality of life in Colorado and throughout the nation.”
The partnership, a novel model for university-corporate relationships, illustrates Kiewit’s commitment to innovation and elevates the relationship between the university and a significant contributor to the Colorado economy.
The company awarded the first 16 Kiewit Design-Build Scholarships as part of the program launch. Twenty-four additional scholarships will be announced in the spring.