The BREK team: Bob Erickson, Kala Majeti and Roger Bell

Electrical engineering startup awarded $250,000 grant to develop more efficient solar power technology

Nov. 13, 2018

Co-founded by Robert Erickson of electrical, computer and energy engineering and Kala Majeti of CU Boulder’s Technology Transfer Office, BREK will use the grant funds to develop the world’s first compact 250 kilowatt (kW) solar string inverter.

Gaussian colorized microtubules

CU Engineering startup garners $1 million in investment funding

July 19, 2018

Double Helix Optics was founded based on technology from the lab of company co-founder Rafael Piestun, professor of electrical, computer and energy engineering.

Ben Shapiro works with two students.

ATLAS professor recognized for engaging teaching, making a difference

June 25, 2018

Nine ATLAS nominated Ben Shapiro, assistant professor of computer science with the ATLAS Institute, for the 2018 Sullivan-Carlson Innovation in Education Award.

Representatives from each of the three finalist teams. CU Boulder professor Ivan Smalyukh and PhD student Andrew Hess are on the far left.

CU Boulder team wins 2018 NASA iTech Energy Cycle competition

June 25, 2018

Congratulations to Team iFeather for winning the 2018 NASA iTech Cycle II Energy competition! CU Boulder professor Ivan Smalyukh and PhD student Andrew Hess discuss iFeather. Watch the entire awards announcement livestream NASA iTech has selected CU Boulder as one of the top three teams from a group of 10...

Two children chat with the MindScribe stuffed zebra.

Computer science startup earns early childhood innovation prize

June 21, 2018

The prize provides $80,000 for the MindScribe team to keep working on their robotics technology, which includes a smartphone app that can be placed inside a friendly looking toy and prompts children to tell it about their project, like a drawing or Lego creation.

Lisa Hardaway's family accepts her Engineer of Distinction Award during the Engineering Alumni Awards Banquet.

Hardaway remembered as leader and CU champion

May 7, 2018

Lisa Hardaway's family accepts her Engineer of Distinction Award during the Engineering Alumni Awards Banquet. Without Lisa Hardaway (PhDAeroEngr’00), our picture of the universe wouldn’t be nearly as clear. Before she passed away in 2017, Hardaway contributed to both the Hubble Space Telescope and the New Horizons mission, which led...

CoNECD recognizes BOLD Center as Program of the Year

CoNECD names The BOLD Center Program of the Year

May 2, 2018

Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (CoNECD) honored The BOLD Center as Program of the Year at their inaugural conference in Washington D.C. on May 1. The BOLD Center was honored for developing programs that have significantly enhanced the participation of students from diverse populations that are historically underserved in engineering and computing, while enriching the students’ learning experience in engineering and computer science.

From left: Bobby Braun, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science; Cindy Caruso; Dan Caruso; and Sharon Matusik, dean of the Leeds School of Business

Carusos give $2 million to support CU Boulder entrepreneurial ecosystem

April 17, 2018

Through The Caruso Foundation, the couple is giving $1 million toward the future connection between the business and engineering buildings, and another $1 million to support entrepreneurial activities that foster new business creation, diversity and inclusion.

The University of Colorado Boulder NASA BIG Idea Challenge Team.

CU Boulder earns 2nd place in NASA BIG Idea Mars competition

March 19, 2018

The engineering design competition enlists university teams from across the nation to develop creative solutions to some of the agency’s most relevant challenges.

Alex St. Clair and Carson Brumley

CU Engineering students honored with Brooke Owens and Matt Isakowitz Fellowships

March 8, 2018

Two national fellowship programs are honoring CU Engineering students. The Brooke Owens Fellowship Program and Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program each provide industry internships and mentoring opportunities to promising engineering students and both are recognizing CU Boulder students as 2018 fellows. Aerospace junior Carson Brumley has been selected as a 2018...

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