Laurel Hind Profile

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March 30, 2021

Assistant Professor Laurel Hind began teaching at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in the spring of 2020. Though her career began with and ultimately led to engineering, her educational path has allowed her to focus on biological and immunological interests.

Rachel Cox

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March 7, 2021

We all know the drive to CU Boulder’s campus from the south: the beautiful view of the Flatirons as we’re driving up U.S. 36. This was the exact drive that made Rachel Cox realize that Boulder would be her home for a long time.

Kristi Anseth

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March 7, 2021

Professor Kristi Anseth discovered chemical engineering in college. She had grown up knowing few engineers but enjoyed chemistry and mathematics in high school. Upon starting college, chemical engineering was recommended to her as a major, and she was fascinated to learn about the multiple dimensions of chemical engineering, especially those...

Rhonda Hoenigman

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March 7, 2021

Rhonda Hoenigman is the associate dean for undergraduate education for the College of Engineering and Applied Science and a computer science senior instructor at CU Boulder. No one would ever guess her undergraduate degree is in journalism.

Penina Axelrad Headshot

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March 7, 2021

Penina Axelrad is a distinguished professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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March 7, 2021

Q: Can you tell me about your journey as an engineer, and people who have been mentors? A: I was around engineering things as a child, but I didn't label it as engineering. I love math and science, but I also loved everything else—poetry, reading. The turning point was I...

Julie Steinbrenner

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March 7, 2021

As a sophomore in high school, Julie Steinbrenner really had never heard of engineering before.

Malinda Zarske

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March 7, 2021

I was able to speak with our very own Malinda Zarske with the Engineering Plus Program. In the classroom, she is the type of professor that does more than teaching you what the book states. She is a professor that loves to get to know her students. Yet the path for Zarske was not always leading to engineering.

Wendy Young Portrait

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March 7, 2021

Wendy Young is a senior instructor and associate chair in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. In high school, she knew she wanted to become an engineer because she always enjoyed math and science courses. She also loved problem-solving, which is why she took the engineering path versus the scientist path.

Stephanie Bryant

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March 7, 2021

Stephanie Bryant is a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and has been a part of this university since 2005. She currently serves as the associate director of the Materials Science and Engineering Program and has recently been elected to be the director starting in July.