Peter B. Teets

In Memory of Peter Teets

Jan. 28, 2021

In November, the University of Colorado lost Peter Teets, a distinguished alumnus of the original Applied Mathematics department on the Boulder campus. Teets graduated in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science degree in applied mathematics and two years later, a Master of Science degree, also in applied mathematics, from the Denver campus. In 1978, he attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a second master’s degree in management.

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Alumni Volunteer Spotlight: Jennifer Uchida, MAeroEngr’05

Jan. 26, 2021

Jen Uchida graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2005 with a joint bachelor’s and master’s degree in aerospace engineering. Since graduation, she has become a leader in the test flight engineering field. Jen is now the manager of test and evaluation at AeroTEC where she oversees and directs...

John Mollenkopf

Perseverance, natural curiosity propelled John Mollenkopf (MechEngr‘83) to engineering success

Jan. 21, 2021

Growing up, John Mollenkopf spent most of his free time tinkering. He’d gather up tools, then get to work converting his bicycle into a chopper in the driveway or the garage. As he got older, he graduated to building things from scratch, including go-karts, a hang glider, model airplanes and model cars.

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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.

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.

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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.