Michael Byram and Ann Smead

$15 million - and a personal touch - accelerate aerospace research, education at CU Boulder

Jan. 23, 2017

A new gift to the College of Engineering and Applied Science from passionate CU Boulder supporters Ann Smead and her husband Michael Byram is helping to make this possible, and strengthening Colorado’s aerospace economy in the process. With support totaling more than $15 million, including the most recent $10 million gift, the family aims to set CU Boulder apart from its aerospace peers and propel it to the top of national rankings by attracting the best and brightest doctoral students - like Albuja – as well as outstanding young faculty in aerospace engineering.

Franck Vernerey

Franck Vernerey earns prestigious presidential honor

Jan. 23, 2017

Mechanical engineering associate professor Franck Vernerey has been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest U.S. government honor awarded to promising scientists and researchers beginning their careers. In a statement, President Barack Obama congratulated the 102 newest award recipients . “These innovators are working to...

Hanspeter (H.P.) Schaub, Aerospace Engineering Sciences Professor

Professor Schaub appointed editor-in-chief of AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets

Jan. 23, 2017

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) names Dr. Hanspeter Schaub, an AIAA Associate Fellow and the Alfred T. and Betty E. Look Professor of Engineering in the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, editor-in-chief of AIAA’s “Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (JSR).” Read...

Chris Bowman

Bowman elected to National Academy of Inventors

Jan. 9, 2017

Professor Christopher Bowman has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors for 2016. The designation recognizes academic inventors who have demonstrated "a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society," according...

Bobby Braun

Braun brings cachet as new dean of the college of engineering

Jan. 3, 2017

Clare Wise

Alumna Clare Wise wins Pac-12 Leadership Award

Dec. 6, 2016

Recent graduate Clare Wise has won the Pac-12 Leadership Award and a $3,000 postgraduate scholarship. Wise, who graduated in spring 2016 with a degree in chemical engineering, also was a member of the CU Boulder alpine ski team and served as co-chair of the Pac-12 Student-Athlete Leadership Team. The award...

Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering / University of Colorado Boulder

CU Boulder to lead $15.3 million initiative for sustainable water and sanitation for development

The University of Colorado Boulder has been selected by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead a $15.3 million effort to better understand how to improve the sustainability of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions in the developing world. Globally, more than 2.4 billion people lack access to...

Bernard Amadei

Engineers Without Borders Founder named CU Distinguished Professor

Nov. 22, 2016

When Bernard Amadei, professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, took a group of students to a rural village in Belize to install a water pump in 2001, he had no intention of founding Engineers Without Borders USA or developing a curriculum for engineering in developing communities at CU Boulder...

Jay McMahon

Asteroid named after University of Colorado Boulder professor

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has announced that an asteroid has been named for Jay McMahon, a University of Colorado Boulder assistant research professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences. Asteroid 1998 OS14 is now officially known as (46829) McMahon. “It was a surprise to me. I had no...

Jim Gallogly Dedication

Engineering education gets a $2.5 million boost, thanks to Gallogly gifts

With $2.5 million in gifts, Colorado’s Gallogly family is naming the Discovery Learning Center at the University of Colorado Boulder, as well as boosting the teaching and research power of the College of Engineering and Applied Science with two new faculty positions.

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