Two faculty members in electrical, computer and energy engineering have won grants from the U.S. Department of Education to train students with the skills needed to design high-tech materials, and the ability to teach those skills to others.
Professor Lucy Pao is leading the project as part of a project funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. It aims to solve several issues that have limited the potential of turbines to this point, including the need for ever larger stiff blades to increase power output.
CU Boulder Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering Associate Professor Juliet Gopinath will lead a new multi-university, multi-disciplinary project from the National Science Foundation aimed at fostering collaboration in quantum research.
Irene Peden would go on to Stanford University to earn a master’s and PhD in electrical engineering. Her graduation came with a major distinction—she was the first woman in Stanford history to earn a PhD in any engineering subject.