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Alumnus reflects on career as test pilot with Boeing, volunteer work with veterans

April 23, 2020

James “Jim” McRoberts graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1959 with a degree in aeronautical engineering on an ROTC scholarship with the U.S. Navy and then the Marines.

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Regional Network Ambassador Spotlight

April 21, 2020

With over 40,000 graduates in all 50 states and 97 countries, the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a strong network of engineering Buffs across the globe. The college's alumni office is focused on developing regional alumni networks in key...

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Applied math alumnus receives Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

March 3, 2020

The competitive $250,000 scholarship will support Kumar Thurimella (ApMath'13) in his goal to obtain a PhD in biotechnology in three years.

Suzi Iacono, head of NSF’s Office of Integrative Activities; Juan Pablo Gevaudan, affiliate professor at Pennsylvania State University; Chelsea Heveran, assistant professor at Montana State University; and F. Fleming Crim, NSF’s chief operating officer. Photo Credit: Bill Petros Photography

Alumni place in top 7 of NSF Idea Machine competition

Feb. 28, 2020

A big idea that got its start at CU Boulder has placed in the top seven out of more than 800 submissions in the National Science Foundation 2026 Idea Machine competition. Juan Pablo “JP” Gevaudan (M, PhDArchEngr’19) and Chelsea Heveran (PhDMechEngr’17) submitted their research idea to combat fixed and aging...

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A new approach to robotics

Feb. 27, 2020

Co-founder and CEO of Artimus Robotics, Timothy Morrissey graduated from CU Boulder in 2019 with a PhD in mechanical engineering. After years of research and dedication, Timothy and his team launched Artimus Robotics in 2018 alongside Assistant Professor Christoph Keplinger.

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Interim Dean Molenaar outlines community, diversity and transparency as priorities

Jan. 13, 2020

Molenaar said one of his top priorities is maintaining consistency with the goals, vision and culture that Braun implemented over the last three years.

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Fresh start at CU Boulder leads to a lifetime of success for World War II veteran

Jan. 9, 2020

CU Boulder gave World War II veteran Bill Jann (MechEngr’49) a fresh start after he returned from combat. He went on to work on the Pershing Weapon System during the Cold War.

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Alumni Volunteer Spotlight: Heath Briggs, ChemEngr'97

Dec. 17, 2019

Heath Briggs (ChemEngr’97) is the definition of a “forever Buff.” Briggs is a Boulder native, CU Boulder alumnus, adjunct professor, and dedicated volunteer to the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Since graduating from CU, Briggs has gone on to have a successful career in patent law. He has been...

Alice and Mort Mortenson (seated), with staff and graduate students of the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering, including former managing director Robyn Sandekian and founding director Bernard Amadei (standing, second and third from left).

Remembering 'Mort' Mortenson, a dedicated CU Engineering alumnus

Nov. 18, 2019

Mauritz “Mort” Mortenson (CivEngr’58), who passed away Nov. 9 at his home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at age 82, leaves behind a deep personal and professional legacy. As chairman of M.A. Mortenson Co. from 1960 to 2015, he was known as a “humble servant-leader.” His company built several buildings on the...

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“Talented people find their own paths”: College alumni reconnect in Houston

Nov. 14, 2019

Graduates of the College of Engineering and Applied Science met in Houston to reconnect and hear from Professor Emeritus David Clough.