erika and mom

Hispanic Heritage Month: Prevailing with Grit and Community

Sept. 25, 2023

‘Welcome to the familia ’. It’s a greeting that welcomed Erika Antunez (IntDesEngr’24) when she first joined CU Boulder’s chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) as a first-year student. Familia takes on a whole new meaning for Antunez and her own family. “My parents worked so hard...

Society of Women Engineers at National Conference in Houston

Growing Society of Women Engineers chapter opens new opportunities for students

Aug. 4, 2023

The CU Boulder chapter of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) saw growing engagement from the past academic year and opening many professional opportunities for its student members. We sat down with their society former and incoming president to get a glimpse of their journey with SWE and where they hope to land in the future.

Image left to right: Brittany Nez, Reign Pagaran, Jadon Shortman, Alexa Martinez, Kaylan Madrid, Annalise Hildebrand and Evie Clarke.

Flying Before Walking: The CU Trailblazers

Oct. 27, 2022

The CU Trailblazers are Native students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science who, over the course of nine months, built and launched an eight-foot high-powered rocket for the First Nations Launch competition. They bonded over the project and the intertribal community they fostered as they became rocketry experts.

Joelle Westcott

Q&A with Joelle Westcott: Celebrating ethical connections

May 2, 2022

Graduating senior and BOLD Scholar Joelle Westcott (CivEngr'22) has been recognized by the College of Engineering with a Global Engagement Award and a Research Award for her engineering photography and research projects.

Jacqueline Rodriguez Mora

Q&A with Jacqueline Rodriguez Mora: An advocate for inclusion

May 2, 2022

Graduating senior and BOLD scholar Jacqueline Rodriguez Mora (ChemBioEngr'22) has been recognized by the College of Engineering with the Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Award for her peer mentorship involvement with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and support of International Women's Day in 2021.

Ahmed Ashmaig

Q&A with Ahmed Ashmaig: NSBE chapter president and Ripple Award winner

April 29, 2022

A Q&A with Ahmed Ashmaig (MechEngr'23) who has been recognized as someone who seeks to enhance cross-cultural awareness and a greater appreciation for diversity, going above and beyond in advocating for and facilitating cultural programming and having an impact far beyond the original source.

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.

Fort Morgan Community Garden

Home-grown community engagement sprouts in Fort Morgan, Colorado

April 25, 2022

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of international travel, Mortenson Center graduate student Britta Bergstrom pivoted her field-based practicum in Tanzania to a community-engaged garden in her home state.

C. Wyatt Shields with a grad student in his lab

Shields earns NSF CAREER Award for biomarkers research tied to high school outreach

March 1, 2022

Assistant Professor C. Wyatt Shields IV is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award for his proposal “Shape-Encoded Electrokinetic Particles for Multiplexed Biosensing.” This project seeks to develop a new method of early identification of disease biomarkers, while also facilitating outreach and education to students at Northglenn High School.

High school students

Graduate students host high schoolers for engineering outreach event

Feb. 25, 2022

The Committee for Equity in Mechanical Engineering invited freshmen from Arrupe Jesuit High School to campus, where they built robots and toured the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory.