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Commitment to community: Alumna serving as SWE president

Nov. 9, 2020

Heather Doty originally joined SWE as a sophomore at CU Boulder, where she earned her BS and MS in civil engineering, in addition to a BA in music and an MBA.

H. Scott Fogler

Alumnus H. Scott Fogler earns Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year honors

Nov. 5, 2020

Department alumnus Professor H. Scott Fogler (PhDChemEngr'65) was recently named a Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year by the Michigan Association of State Universities, a prestigious honor among faculty members working in public university undergraduate education.

Faran Nouri

Alumna Faran Nouri charts path as venture capitalist

Nov. 3, 2020

When she first arrived in Boulder in the late 1970s, Faran Nouri was a scared girl from post-revolutionary Iran who spoke very little English. Today, she’s a powerhouse venture capital executive who discovers and helps support the best and brightest new tech companies.

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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.

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Alumni Volunteer Spotlight: Shane Fleming, MechEngr'08

Sept. 16, 2020

Shane Fleming (MechEngr’08) is proof that an engineering degree can open doors across a wide variety of professions. His professional story has been eye-opening to CU Engineering students, showing that a degree in engineering doesn’t require specialization in a single field. Shane also graduated at the onset of the 2008...

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...

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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.