A screen capture of John Falconer's How to Study: Part 1, education title slide. Flatiron mountains are seen behind the CU Boulder campus

LearnChemE founders celebrate 10 years of chemical engineering education with a new NSF grant

Sept. 23, 2020

Ten years ago, a few professors had a question: what if chemical and biological engineering students and instructors could get free, in-depth, high-quality instruction on hundreds of subjects within the field any time they wanted?

Vince Kontny

Remembering Vince Kontny (CivEngr'58)

Sept. 23, 2020

Alumnus Vince Kontny, a longtime friend of CU Engineering and influential member of the engineering and construction industry, passed away Aug. 9 at age 83. Kontny served on the college’s Engineering Development Council for many years and earned the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award in 1989, as well as an honorary doctorate from CU Boulder in 1991.

Kent with his camera by a lake with fall trees

Engineer-turned-photographer finds ‘Stillness’ in quarantine

Sept. 14, 2020

Kent Burkhardsmeier (ArchEngr’84) did something many intended but few have accomplished during the COVID-19 quarantine: He published a book.

Duane Chesley at Engineering Scholarship Dinner 2012

Honoring Duane Chesley as students receive gift of education

Aug. 28, 2020

Duane Chesley (MechEngr’58) valued education because of how it impacted his life, taking him from humble beginnings on a farm in Nebraska to full colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. At CU Boulder, he endowed a scholarship and established an earn-learn apprenticeship to support mechanical engineering students.

Roger McNamara

Orbiting the future - aerospace alumnus honored for contributions to industry

Aug. 26, 2020

Roger McNamara (MAeroEngr’86, PhD’95) has built a career advancing the forefront of aerospace technology and is serving in a leading role on the next-generation Orion crewed space capsule. As a master’s and PhD alumnus of the University of Colorado Boulder, he has put his skills to use on an array...

Ashley Pennington poses with the Capitol dome in the background

Alumna Ashley Pennington named AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow

Aug. 20, 2020

Ashley Pennington (ChemBioEngr ‘13) has earned an American Association for the Advancement of Science - Science & Technology Policy Fellowship and a position at the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program.

Gabriella Abello

Time for reflection: Stories of resilience in the COVID-19 era

Aug. 18, 2020

After graduating from CU in May, Gabriella Abello spent the summer weighing all her options. Graduate school? Find a job? Something else entirely?

Abigail Fernandes

Lemons into lemonade: Stories of resilience in the COVID-19 era

Aug. 18, 2020

Abigail Fernandes made the best of a bad situation — and then some.

Dhwani Khatter

Waiting patiently: Stories of resilience in the COVID-19 era

Aug. 18, 2020

In March, before the world turned upside down, Khatter got a job offer in Georgia in her chosen field, cybersecurity. Unfortunately, before she could even start packing, the company reversed course and terminated the position because of the pandemic.

Christina Barstow

An engineer's global path

Aug. 11, 2020

Engineers Without Borders and the Mortenson Center inspired Recent Alumni Award winner Christina Barstow to pursue a career in global development.

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