Published: Nov. 30, 2020 By

The Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering has welcomed its first faculty member for the electrical and computer engineering partnership program between CU and Colorado Mesa University.

Sumeet Chaudhary headshot Sumeet Chaudhary will be a CU Boulder faculty member, but will live and teach in Grand Junction, where students in the partnership program complete their degrees – the first two years with CMU faculty and the remaining two years with CU Boulder faculty. 

Chaudhary earned his master's in electrical engineering from Western Michigan University in 2013 and his PhD from the University of Cincinnati in 2019. He then worked as a faculty member at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and Purdue University Northwest, where he said he was able to teach a wide variety of electrical and computer engineering courses.

“I am grateful to be a part of the CMU/CU-Boulder partnership program,” he said. “Both institutions are committed to creating an environment that is conducive for intellectual growth.”

Department Chair Chris Myers said he looks forward to working with Chaudhary on the CU Boulder side of the ECE partnership program, which launched in 2018.

“We have a unique opportunity here to prepare students on the Western Slope to become engineering leaders in their community and beyond,” he said.

Nathan McNeill, director of CMU-CU Boulder Engineering Partnership Programs at Colorado Mesa, joined in welcoming Chaudhary.

"I am excited that Dr. Chaudhary is joining the Engineering Partnership Programs at Colorado Mesa University to help grow the new program in electrical and computer engineering,” McNeill said. “Dr. Chaudhary is enthusiastic about teaching and has experience with innovative teaching methods.”

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