Kristyn Sample

From there to here: a nontraditional path to an aerospace career

Jan. 8, 2019

Kristyn Sample struggled to find her place after high school. The Columbia, Missouri native was getting by working waitressing jobs around Kansas City, but knew she wanted more. Now 27, Sample has graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder as an aerospace engineer, is newly married, has left a legacy...

Joss Gitlin, Andrew Shepherd and Julian Torres troubleshoot their safecracking robot in the BTU Lab

Safecracking class teaches engineering skills, ethical hacking

Dec. 17, 2018

Instructors Alicia Gibb and Nathan Seidle (ElEngr'04) are challenging their students to stretch their engineering and design skills to solve a real-world problem in an environment that lets them feel like secret agents for the semester.

Cameron Deverel-Rico

Recruiting alumni for Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Board

Dec. 12, 2018

To strengthen connections between the College of Engineering & Applied Science and our recent alumni, the Office of Alumni Engagement is reestablishing the Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Board.

Alumni watch presentation from Tim Morrissey

San Francisco Alumni Network gains steam

Nov. 30, 2018

CU Engineering alumni interested in technology and startups gathered Nov. 15 in Sunnyvale to connect, network and celebrate CU's vibrant startup community. The event was the second in the region following the launch of the San Francisco Bay Area Engineering Alumni Network in June. Kyle Judah, the College of Engineering...

Hamilton and Frey kneel in front of a fighter jet in full flight gear.

Aerospace alumni go from free-throws to F-35s

Aug. 9, 2018

Air Force Lt. Col. Tucker “Cinco” Hamilton (AeroEngr’02) and Marine Maj. Aaron “Amber” Frey (AeroEngr’02; MS’03) first met at Evergreen Middle School in Evergreen, Colo. Later, they reacquainted as fellow aerospace engineering majors at CU Boulder, and again — nearly 25 years later — as two of the U.S. military’s ace test pilots.

Lisa Hardaway's family accepts her Engineer of Distinction Award during the Engineering Alumni Awards Banquet.

Hardaway remembered as leader and CU champion

May 7, 2018

Lisa Hardaway's family accepts her Engineer of Distinction Award during the Engineering Alumni Awards Banquet. Without Lisa Hardaway (PhDAeroEngr’00), our picture of the universe wouldn’t be nearly as clear. Before she passed away in 2017, Hardaway contributed to both the Hubble Space Telescope and the New Horizons mission, which led...

David Haussler

National Academy recognizes alum for pioneering genome research

March 15, 2018

David Haussler (PhDCompSci’82) is well known for his work with the Human Genome Project – he and his team posted the first publically available human genome sequence on the Internet in 2000.

David Gupta speaks at an event.

David Gupta (ArchEngr’85): Engineer & Entrepreneur

Aug. 28, 2017

When he was a student at CU Boulder, David Gupta (ArchEngr’85) was focused on building a career as a lighting engineer. He joined his family’s engineering firm, Environmental Systems Design , after graduation and fully expected to continue on an engineering track. Instead, he became one of many engineers who...

Chemical and Biological Engineering Professor Alan Weimer

Five questions for Alan Weimer

May 18, 2017

Maverick of industrial science shifted to academia ‘to get the fun back’ After working for nearly 17 years at Dow Chemical in Michigan, Alan Weimer thought about moving into academics. “The fun went away in industry,” he said. “The global economy hit in the late ’80s and early ’90s and...

Alexandra Okeson

Outstanding graduate Alexandra Okeson creates algorithms for healthcare

May 10, 2017

Alexandra Okeson, a CU Engineering Outstanding Graduate for Academic Achievement for 2017, tried her hand at several computer science disciplines during her time at CU Boulder. She helped scientists at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics develop data analysis software for the IMPACT student dust counter. She interned at the Federal Communications Commission, where she got to see how government is using technology to inform policy decisions. She experienced life at a startup with Next Energy Technologies, and spent a summer at Microsoft partner Avanade in Seattle.