The College of Engineering and Applied Science began hosting webinars in early 2020 with the goal of providing online learning across various topics. These webinars feature faculty experts whose research is shaping the future of the world we live in along and accomplished alumni who showcase the leadership in their respective industry.
In addition to the webinars being offered live, each of them are recorded and made available online for you to access anytime. Contact the alumni engagement team at email@example.com if you have ideas for future webinars or if you are interested in presenting.
Details for all upcoming webinars can be found on the College of Engineering Alumni Engagement Calendar.
Past Webinar Recordings:
COVID 19 Surveillance Testing: A Way Out?
Daniel Larremore, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the BioFrontiers Institute, discussed that even though many SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infections produce no symptoms or mild symptoms, they are still capable of passing the virus to their contacts. Surveillance testing is an umbrella term describing the ways in which we might use widespread testing—of people with and without symptoms—to catch silent cases and suppress the ongoing epidemic. In this webinar, Dr. Larremore showcased his research on the effectiveness of broad, frequent, rapid testing in settings like workplaces, campuses, and even cities.
Buff Brewers Alumni Happy Hour Featuring Ratio Beerworks
Jason zumBrunnen (ChemEngr'97), owner of Ratio Beerworks, discussed the journey into the craft beer world, how engineering has helped him make improvements to the brewery, and talked about a few of his favorite beers. He also did a demonstration with their newly purchased canning machine.
Calling All Future Engineers! Family-friendly Basics of CAD Webinar
The entire family will be able to follow along in this fun, hands-on webinar where you'll learn how to create your own 3D design keychain plus a creation of your choice. These designs can be saved as STL files to 3D print later. This event was hosted by the college’s Integrated Teaching and Learning Program.
Buff Brewers Alumni Happy Hour Featuring Bootstrap Brewing Co.
Steve Kaczeus (MechEngr'82), owner of Bootstrap Brewing Company in Colorado and his family discussed their journey into the craft beer world, how they are using engineering concepts to make improvements to their process, and their transition into producing hard seltzers. They also gave an inside look at their brewery, and of course, tasted a few of their beers and seltzers.
How is COVID-19 Affecting the Electric Power Grid?
Dr. Kyri Baker, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering discussed how increased residential electricity consumption and decreased commercial electricity consumption due to stay-at-home orders and social distancing is dramatically changing the way the grid operates. Not only do weekdays now appear as weekends to the grid, but changes in demand patterns are changing which power plants are generating electricity, how much renewable energy is being utilized within the grid, and more. In this talk, we will discuss how COVID-19 is affecting the electric power grid, from exploring the impacts within neighborhoods all the way up to electricity markets.
Buff Brewers Alumni Happy Hour Featuring FlyteCo Brewing
Engineering alumni Eric Serani (AeroEngr'11; MS'11) and Jason Slingsby (ChemEngr'11), owners of FlyteCo Brewing along with Aerospace Instructor Bobby Hodgkinson (AeroEngr'11; MS'11) discussed the journey into the craft beer world, gave an inside look at their Denver brewery and taproom (spoiler: it has a lounge assembled from a mock airplane fuselage!), and of course, tasted a few of their beers.
How Can Airborne Transmission of COVID-19 Indoors be Minimized?
Dr. Shelly Miller, Professor in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering and faculty in the Environmental Engineering Program summarized some of the recent scientific information that has been accumulating to support that COVID-19 transmission occurs via the airborne exposure route; crowded, poorly ventilated environments are particularly at risk. Dr. Miller will discussed what can be done in buildings during pandemics to minimize airborne transmission risk.