Srivastava, Waelde and friends pose beneath a new sign designating the lobby as the Srivastava-Waelde Engineering Lobby

Diversity drivers: Couple hopes scholarship gift will boost inclusion efforts

May 9, 2019

The Engineering Center lobby holds fond memories for CU Boulder alumni Ashok Srivastava and Lynn Waelde. The couple met while working on their PhDs – his in electrical engineering, hers in psychology – when a mutual friend directed Waelde to Srivastava for a data analysis problem.

Female engineering students pose for a selfie at graduation

Congratulations, graduates of 2019!

May 8, 2019

This week we bid farewell to our #ForeverBuffs, including outstanding graduates like Sarah Withee, who switched careers in her 40s to join Gen Z engineers in the classroom, and Michael Anthony, who learned African dance as a form of cultural preparation for his trip this summer to Eswatini with Engineers in Action. Read their stories and share your own story on social by tagging @cuengineering and #ForeverBuffs.

Stride Tech walker

Engineering grads’ high-tech walker could keep seniors from falling

May 6, 2019

Four undergraduate students studying mechanical engineering worked with senior residents to test out their new invention, an accessory for walkers that the team hopes to make widely available to seniors and others. They believe their device could help prevent debilitating falls. Stride Tech received the first place prize in the New Venture Challenge.

Mike Maloney KOTA Longboards Artwork

Seven life lessons from alumnus Mike Maloney, founder of KOTA Longboards

April 11, 2019

CU Boulder mechanical engineering alumnus Mike Maloney chooses to take risks, try new things, serve others and get things done all while having fun! He began his career as a pilot in the United States Navy and has since founded KOTA Longboards.

Jeff Martin in the classroom

Alumni speaker stresses importance of engineering solutions that benefit society

April 4, 2019

Jeff Martin (CivEngr'99) is the project manager for the Gross Reservoir Expansion, a $464 million Denver Water project to expand storage capacity for their Northwater System.

Dave Hunt in his workshop

Quaker ancestry inspires couple to support scholarships for women in engineering

Feb. 11, 2019

For Dave Hunt (MTele’79), taking an early retirement meant the opportunity to pursue two of his passions — art and genealogy. Dave retired from Texaco Oil in the late 1990s after the company asked him move to Houston. He and his wife, Joyce, who had moved here from Montana in...

Alumni gather in Houston

Regional Alumni Network launches in Houston

Jan. 31, 2019

The college launched its second regional network in Houston, Texas, on Jan. 24 at Karbach Brewery, offering alumni an excellent opportunity to connect and network with one another.

James Rosenblum outside next to a truck.

Former postdoc heading new sustainable water center in Denver

Jan. 15, 2019

A former CU Boulder postdoctoral researcher has been hired to run the new Colorado Center for a Sustainable Water-Energy Education, Science and Technology (WE2ST) - Water Technology Hub at the Colorado School of Mines.

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.