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Five mechanical engineering senior design teams graduate with patents

May 10, 2017

Five groups of students graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder mechanical engineering senior design program are leaving with patents in their name. "The amount of intellectual property in this program is massive," said program co-instructor Daria Kotys-Schwartz.

DEAA 2017 Winners

College recognizes 2017 alumni award winners

May 4, 2017

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder recognized six alumni for contributions to their fields and to the university at a banquet April 28, 2017. The recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards are: Ron Blackwelder of Lafayette, Colo. Marco Campos of Denver,...

Donald Strickland on the football field for the San Francisco 49ers.

Strickland (MechEngr'03) Finds Success On and Off the Field

March 10, 2017

Donald Strickland has chosen to be prepared in all aspects of his life, and that began with his choice of school to attend and degree to achieve. Strickland is a California native and had a choice of colleges. He was offered athletic scholarships to both CU Boulder and UCLA, a school that was much closer to home, and one where he had family connections. Even though UCLA might have been an easier choice to prepare for with family nearby, he chose to play football for CU Boulder because of the college of engineering.

Lockheed Marting Group

Lockheed Martin internship gives engineering student a taste of production process

Interns are getting remarkable firsthand opportunities to make an impact at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. Andrew Wylde, a CU Boulder intern working in the microelectronics assembly area of the RF Payload Center of Excellence , was able to successfully tune a low noise amplifier (LNA) hybrid – a microelectronic...

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Boulder business owner makes investment in engineering faculty

Boulder business owner Chuck Palmer (ElEngr’76, MS’88) has provided $4 million to help recruit and recognize outstanding faculty in the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering (ECEE). The gift from Palmer, who owns Boulder’s Avalon Ballroom, will establish the Palmer Endowed...

Jim Gallogly Dedication

Engineering education gets a $2.5 million boost, thanks to Gallogly gifts

With $2.5 million in gifts, Colorado’s Gallogly family is naming the Discovery Learning Center at the University of Colorado Boulder, as well as boosting the teaching and research power of the College of Engineering and Applied Science with two new faculty positions.

Digital Reading Device

Digital textbook scribbles, highlights could give students a learning leg up

The scribbles and highlights made by students reading digital textbooks should allow them to sharpen their learning curve, thanks to new software that can assess how they are digesting academic material and suggest more effective study techniques.

Amy Kramer

Saving Businesses from Patent Trolls

Intellectual property attorneys don’t bask in the spotlight, but they are a company’s best friend when it comes to protecting IP rights. Instead of taking victory laps for defending against increasingly common infringement cases, intellectual property attorneys are likely buried underneath stacks of documents, poring over every detail to protect their clients’ rights. This is the world of engineer-turned-intellectual property lawyer Amy Kramer.


Matossian's Search

As an Apollo generation kid in the Washington D.C. area, Mark Matossian (AeroEngr MS ’93, PhD ’95) remembers watching the live moon landings on television, then wandering outside at night squinting at that very same celestial body, trying to see the lunar module. “That time ignited…wonder,” says Matossian, head of program management and production at Google’s Skybox Imaging. “It was then that I connected with space.”

DeCook husband and wife

Pay it Forward

Every year, David DeCook (ArchEngr ’71) hosts a dinner for new recipients of his architectural engineering scholarship. When he meets them, he likes to issue a challenge. “We want you to try to do the same we’re doing for you,” he tells them. “You’re going to make good bucks, and we want you to try to repay it down the line.”