Published: Sept. 12, 2019 By

Students from 2019 EngiNearMe Program present their final engineering project
Above: 2019 EngiNearMe participants present their final project.
Top: Students participate in the Engineering GoldShirt program teambuilding challenge in Gold Hill. 

The CU Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) has made diversity and inclusion a top priority. The college was recently recognized by the American Society of Engineering Education’s new ASEE Diversity Recognition Program. CU Engineering is the only such program in the Rocky Mountain region to receive this recognition for its efforts.

Nationally, ASEE has recognized colleges that commit to developing a diversity plan, supporting K-12 or community college pipeline activities, building partnerships with non-PhD granting schools serving diverse populations and implementing proactive strategies to increase the representation of diverse groups in our faculty. CU Engineering is thrilled to be part of ASEE’s first-ever cohort of engineering colleges called out for excellence in diversity and inclusion.

CEAS is ranked the #1 engineering program in the Rocky Mountains and #16 in the nation (US News & World Report, 2020). It is the only engineering program in the Rocky Mountain Region to earn a Bronze award in the ASEE’s Inaugural recognition program. 

Read more about some of the CEAS programs that are integral to the College’s pledge to support diversity, equity and inclusion:

CU Engineering Diversity Programs

CU Engiineering Active program

ACTIVE: Faculty Development and Leadership Intensive

ACTIVE, the CU Engineering Faculty Development and Leadership Intensive three-day program open to domestic doctoral students and new post-docs whose identity community/ies have been minoritized in STEM and who are interested in pursuing engineering faculty careers. 

Students in a classroom

CU Engineering Beyond Boulder

Did you know you can earn a CU Boulder engineering degree on the other side of Colorado? Through partnerships with Western Colorado University in Gunnison and Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, students can graduate from CU Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science while enjoying a different flavor of Colorado.

The BOLD Center at CU Boulder

The BOLD Center

The BOLD (Broadening Opportunity through Leadership and Diversity) Center fosters success through academic resources, student leadership opportunities and a supportive community.

CU researchers in a lab

Community College Partnerships

CU Engineering has been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) grants to build new connections with Colorado community colleges. 

Students in the EngineerMe program


Campos EPC EngiNearMe is a free weeklong STEM program offering rising seniors from Colorado high schools an opportunity to explore everything Engineering has to offer.

Engineering GoldShirt program

Engineering GoldShirt Program

The Engineering GoldShirt Program supports motivated and talented students who need additional math, science, or humanities preparation before diving into the full undergraduate engineering curriculum.