An agricultural tractor spreading fertilizer.

PhD Spotlight: Finding a 'Recipe' for a Cleaner Ammonia

Nov. 17, 2017

Ammonia production is helping to nourish the world – and simultaneously threatening it. A critical component of nitrogen-based fertilizers, ammonia also releases carbon dioxide, a harmful greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere through its production process. PhD student Chris Bartel is seeking a way to eliminate those harmful gas emissions while... Read more »
Three computer science students with laptops.

New Degree Will Help Meet Demands of Computing Workforce

Nov. 13, 2017

Almost every day, our department hears from people who want to come back to school for computer science. No doubt they’ve heard about the nearly 500,000 unfilled computing jobs in the U.S. To help those people get the skills they need to enter the computing workforce, the University of Colorado... Read more »
Janet deGrazia with Ken Anderson and CU Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano.

4 Instructors Elevated to New Teaching Professor Rank

Nov. 9, 2017

This spring, the University of Colorado Boulder created a new level of distinction for instructional faculty. This new level is recognized by the title of "teaching professor." This honor is reserved for individuals who have held the rank of senior instructor for at least three years and have a record... Read more »
Dr. John P. Holdren

Obama Science & Technology Advisor to Launch New Speaker Series

Nov. 2, 2017

On November 16, we’re launching the inaugural event of our CU Engineering Dean’s Speaker Series . Dr. John P. Holdren , President Obama’s science and technology advisor for all eight years of his presidency, will be joining us for a chat about the past, present and future of U.S. science... Read more »
Andrew Gelston Graham

Ultimate Frisbee Tournament Remembers Engineering Alum

Oct. 25, 2017

The University of Colorado Mamabird, the men’s club ultimate Frisbee team, is hosting a fundraiser tournament Oct. 29 in memory of a CU Engineering alum who was killed in 2009. Andrew "Stitches" Gelston Graham earned his civil engineering degree in 2008 from CU Boulder and planned to return for graduate... Read more »
Celeste and Nico Cizik

Why I Give to CU Engineering Scholarships

Oct. 19, 2017

Editor's Note: This year, the College of Engineering and Applied Science awarded $4.3 million in scholarships to 1,751 students. As we celebrate our generous scholarship donors and the students they empower, alumni Celeste and Nico Cizik reflect on why they give. After graduating from the University of Colorado College of... Read more » screenshot Expands with NAE Partnership

Oct. 17, 2017

For almost 15 years, CU Boulder and other partners have been developing a one-of-a-kind curricular resource for K-12 educators to teach engineering. The online library is called—you guessed it—, and it offers more than 1,550 free, hands-on, design-focused, classroom-tested lessons aligned with national and state STEM standards. Now, a new partnership with the National Academy of Engineering is expanding opportunities for teachers to collaborate and share advice related to using these hands-on lessons—with the goal to ultimately improve youth STEM education nationwide.Read more »
Erin Arneson

PhD Spotlight: Is the Construction Industry Ready for Natural Disasters?

Oct. 13, 2017

Erin Arneson, who’s wrapping up her PhD in civil engineering this year, is studying whether the construction industry is ready for all the residential rebuilding that disasters like this require. She is analyzing data to determine our construction capacity – how many construction workers do we have, and how much stuff they have to build with – for the increased demand following natural disasters like hurricanes, wildfires and floods.Read more »
A group shot of the symposium attendees.

CU on the Frontiers of Engineering

Oct. 4, 2017

A group shot of the Frontiers of Engineering attendees. Bobby Braun is in the front row, second from the right, and Khurram Afridi is in the center of the third row. For electric vehicles to become mainstream, Khurram Afridi thinks they need more advanced batteries and faster charging times. So... Read more »
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

"In Engineering, We're All Dreamers" - Ep. 5

Oct. 4, 2017

About a month ago, the current administration in DC rescinded the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) immigration policy. At that time, the University of Colorado announced our unified position of standing by these individuals – many of whom attend our university. Tomorrow, October 5 th , is an important... Read more »