Inclusive Pedagogy Corner: Using examples that resonate with students

Feb. 14, 2018

An inclusive classroom means that all students are engaged in the learning process, and this engagement can lead to better retention and better engineers. What better way to engage students than with examples that have relevance! For example, I still remember my fluid mechanics professor coming in spitting mad about...

SASE members at conference

SASE National Conference 2017 Recap

Nov. 1, 2017

The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers National Conference was held from October 13th - October 15th in Schaumburg, Illinois. The national conference was a professional event that consisted of various workshops covering topics from leadership to technical skills such as programming. The last day of the conference consisted of...

GoldShirt students in projects course

GoldShirt Summer Bridge a resounding success!

Sept. 8, 2017

Our 2017 Engineering GoldShirt Summer Bridge Program ran from Friday, July 7 through Friday, July 21 and we welcomed 43 new students in Cohort 9! We kicked off the program with an assessment day and a challenge, and a team building course at Gold Hill Ranch. For some of the...

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...

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Hidden Figures event a big success

Feb. 17, 2017

On January 20, The BOLD Center co-sponsored a special viewing of the movie Hidden Figures for students. Initial demand was so large, a second theater was added. All in all, more than 400 students, faculty, staff, and alumni attended the event, which was preceded by a talk by Dean of...

BOLD is awarded one of the first NSF INCLUDES grants!

Jan. 26, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the first NSF INCLUDES grants to 37 programs nationally, including The BOLD Center . NSF INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) aims to make access to STEM education and careers more inclusive to...

GoldShirt students at Gold Hill

GoldShirt Summer Bridge another success!

Aug. 31, 2016

This year's Summer Bridge experience for the GoldShirt program was our largest to date! Fifty new GoldShirt students participated in the two-week Summer Bridge this year. The program, July 8th to the 22nd, included a packed schedule of activities including academic strength assessments, workshops to teach success strategies, hands-on project...

ASPIRE students

ASPIRE also has a big year!

Aug. 31, 2016

ASPIRE Summer Bridge is a residential academic program for incoming first-year students admitted to the College. The one week program provides social connections for the new students, academic projects, and fun team-building exercises. This year's program, which took place July 9-15, 2016, had the biggest class to date -- 45...

Percentage of women and minorities on the rise

Engineering sets new record: Most diverse class ever

June 1, 2016

CU-Boulder’s second biggest college enrolled record numbers of first-year women and underrepresented minorities in 2015-16, and preliminary figures suggest it will reach yet a new milestone in the fall. The number of first-year undergraduate women in the College of Engineering & Applied Science rose 17 percent last year, to 284,...