Here comes Ralphie

Ralphie Handlers

June 5, 2017

Stephanie Herriage (ArchEngr ’14) from Palos Verdes, California, and James de la Garza (ArchEngr ’15) from San Antonio, Texas, are Ralphie Handlers. Ralphie and her handlers kick off football, lacrosse and soccer games to the excited cheers of Buffs fans. STEPHANIE HERRIAGE | PALOS VERDES, CA Choosing CU-Boulder for her...

Kaitlin Engelbert

Three Buffs awarded Brooke Owens Fellowship

May 10, 2017

The Brooke Owens Fellowship Program is a highly competitive, paid internship and mentorship program designed to honor the memory of Brooke Owens, a space industry pioneer and accomplished pilot. Owens’ career took her to NASA, the X-Prize Foundation, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the White House. Her enthusiasm and passion...

Suzie Gomez-Burgos

Using Her Powers for Good

May 8, 2017

Susie Gomez-Burgos inspires the next generation of engineers Outside of the silver screen, heroes don’t wear capes and leap tall buildings in a single bound. Instead, they’re everyday people doing extraordinary things with little fanfare. Take Susie Gomez-Burgos, a senior in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, majoring in...

Jupiter's moon

Shooting for Jupiter's Moon

May 5, 2017

Europa space probe wins international recognition As solar system destinations go, Europa is as tantalizing as it is inhospitable. The smallest of Jupiter’s four moons is encased by a miles-thick icy shell and bombarded with radiation levels fatal to any human. But scientists also believe that a vast liquid ocean...


CubeSat of the Year

May 5, 2017

A new era in space exploration What does it take to create a satellite and send it to space? A lot of work, and until very recently, a decadelong time frame and $100 million or more. That’s all changing, and to say it’s been a radical shift almost understates the...

manikin with wearable technology devise pinned to chest area

Wearable Technology

April 17, 2016

Halley Profita and Dana Hughes could have spent spring break playing outside. Both were drawn to Colorado’s outdoor activities when choosing CU-Boulder for their doctoral studies. Hughes and his wife like mountain biking; Profita and her boyfriend enjoy hiking Colorado’s lofty peaks. But these computer scientists spent their 2014 break...

Haley Smith on the basketball court holding a basketball looking into the distance

Competing for CU-Boulder

April 1, 2016

Twenty-six students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science are also NCAA athletes who compete in CU-Boulder sports. We checked in with five of them to see what it’s like to be in a demanding sport in the Pac-12 Conference while navigating through challenging engineering courses and projects. Haley...