Katelynn Thammavong

Katelynn Thammavong: A Community Leader

April 29, 2022

Graduating senior Katelynn Thammavong (ChemBioEngr '22) has been recognized with a Community Impact award for her work to connect and empower Asian-heritage STEM students and disrupt anti-Asian racism during the COVID-19 pandemic.

From left to right: Phil Courey, Program Manager, Engineering GoldShirt Program, Andres Schemel Senior Coordinator, Engineering GoldShirt Program, Leah Rivera (EVEN'21) , Tanya Ennis, Director of The BOLD Center, David Aguiar, Coordinator of BOLD Programs and Student Engagement

Leah Rivera: A helper with a passion for justice

Dec. 17, 2021

Leah Rivera (EnvEngr’'21) is the rare recipient of two awards bestowed by the College of Engineering and Applied Science: the Community Impact Award and the Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Award.

Engineering GoldShirt Program recognized by National Academy of Engineering

Engineering GoldShirt Program recognized by National Academy of Engineering

Feb. 26, 2020

Through the Engineering GoldShirt Program, 374 students have gained access to engineering. With the opportunity to present at NAE, facilitators hope to shift the discussion around diversity in engineering.

Engineering Goldshirt Summer Bridge program

GoldShirt students plunge into engineering

July 13, 2017

Housed within the BOLD Center, the Engineering GoldShirt program is designed to provide a performance-enhancing year for students who would otherwise be underprepared for engineering study. GoldShirt prepares students for success in a traditional engineering program through a carefully tailored first-year curriculum, development of a strong sense of community, and...

GoldShirt students

GoldShirt program engineering success

June 8, 2017

In college athletics, players are often redshirted. They are enrolled but not competing, and that gives them more time to prepare. Tanya Ennis, director of the Engineering GoldShirt Program, says like redshirting, the GoldShirt-ed engineering students are preparing for the rigors of school. “They are pumping iron much like football...

GoldShirt Program

How Colorado pioneered its engineering redshirt program

Dec. 2, 2014

Today at noon, we’ll be doing a Google+ hangout to talk more about the Washington State Academic Red Shirt program, or STARS, which is helping to boost the number of women and minority students studying engineering at the University of Washington and Washington State University. A story about the program...

GoldShirt Projects

UW gives 'redshirt engineers' 5-year program

Dec. 1, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) - When she got the letter in summer 2013, Courtney Seto thought it sounded too good to be true. A free program that offered automatic acceptance into the University of Washington’s engineering school? Did everyone get this letter? Seto had already been accepted to the UW as an...

Professor Tanya Ennis

Video chat on diversity in STEM education

Nov. 30, 2014

On Tuesday, the Education Lab team hosted a Google+ Hangout about diversity in STEM and what some universities are doing to help more people of color and first-generation students earn degrees in fields like computer science and engineering. The video chat was tied to a Monday story by Katherine Long...

GoldShirt Summer Bridge Projects Course

Engineering GoldShirt Program serves as model for other universities

Sept. 26, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Engineering GoldShirt Program continued in its goal of becoming a model for other universities, recently hosting three representatives from Texas A&M who are interested in developing a similar academic redshirting program in their engineering college. The GoldShirt Program, which graduated members of its first cohort...

GoldShirt Projects Course

'Redshirting' in engineering

May 20, 2013

Following the success of academic “redshirting” -- derived from an athletic term for delaying participation to improve readiness -- at the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder, other universities are adopting the model. Boulder’s GoldShirt program, which began in 2009, identifies high school...