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Kate Bergeron (MMechEngr’95)

Feb. 14, 2023

Kate Bergeron (MMechEngr’95) has been with Apple Inc. for more than two decades and currently serves as a vice president of hardware engineering. Early in her career, she was part of the team that designed hardware such as the 2003 17-inch PowerBook and the original unibody MacBook Pros, which revolutionized...

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Herb Vogel (MechEngr’82)

Feb. 14, 2023

In 2020, Herb Vogel (MechEngr’82) was appointed president and chief executive officer of SM Energy, a public S&P 600 company headquartered in Denver with oil and gas production operations primarily in Texas. Vogel has more than 38 years of experience in the energy business. He started his career with ARCO...

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Bhavna Chhabra (CompSci’95)

Feb. 13, 2023

Bhavna Chhabra (CompSci’95) grew up in India and Dubai before moving to the U.S. to graduate with a computer science degree from CU Boulder. After graduation, Chhabra worked as a software engineer, spending 17 years at Qualcomm and eventually becoming a senior director of engineering. One of her key roles...

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Ram Narayanswamy (PhDElEngr’96)

Alumni Engagement Medal Award 2022 President, Teaq Innovations LLC Boulder, Colorado Professional Background Dr. Ram Narayanswamy (PhDElEngr’96) works at the forefront of digital imaging and computer vision. He has held technical and management leadership roles from start-upstart-up to Forture100 companies. Currently, his consulting company Teaq Innovations, is dedicated to bringing...

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Lale Lovell (PhDChemEngr’01)

Alumni Engagement Medal Award 2022 Sr. Engineering Manager, Seagate Technology Longmont, CO Career Path Dr. Lale Lovell (PhDChemEngr’01) is an alumna of the chemical and biological engineering department and also completed a CU Engineering/Industrial Management Certificate. Upon finishing her chemical engineering Ph.D. degree in 2001, Dr. Lovell spent two years...

Jason Mucilli

Jason Mucilli (ElEngr’07)

Alumni Engagement Medal Award 2022 Principal R&D Engineer, Surgical Safety R&D Lead, Medtronic Boulder Career Path Jason Mucilli (ElEngr’07) received his BS in Electrical Engineering at CU Boulder in 2007. He then went on to work at Covidien as an engineer, working his way up to Senior Development Engineer. In...

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Jannine Vela-Rouw (EngrPlus’18)

Alumni Engagement Medal Award 2022 Systems Test Engineer, Ball Aerospace Broomfield, CO Career Path Jannine Vela-Rouw (EngrPlus’18) is currently a Systems Test Engineer at Ball Aerospace in Boulder, CO where her work focuses on assembling, integrating, and testing various satellite mechanisms for National Defense programs. She received her B.S. in...

Irene Diep

Irene Diep (MEngrMgmt’18)

Alumni Engagement Medal Award 2022 ERP Project Manager, PepsiCo Chicago, IL Career Path Irene Diep (MEngrMgmt’18) has 13 years of experience in leading cross-functional collaboration (manufacturing, warehouse, transportation, supply chain planning, and sales) to improve customer service and execute process and people change projects. She has 11 years of experience...

Heather Underwood

Heather Underwood (PhDTechMedSoc’13)

Alumni Engagement Medal Award 2022 CEO, EvoEndo, Inc. Colorado Springs Career Path Dr. Heather Underwood (PhDTechMedSoc’13) received her undergraduate degree in computer science from the University of Washington, her PhD in Technology, Media and Society from the ATLAS Institute, and completed a postdoc in the Stanford Biodesign Fellowship program for...

David Wolenski

David Wolenski (MechEngr’83)

Alumni Engagement Medal Award 2022 President, Electro-Mechanical Products, Inc (EMP) Lakewood, Colorado Career Path Dave Wolenski (MechEngr’83) is currently Co-owner and President of Electro-Mechanical Products (EMP). EMP manufactures precision-machined components and thermal management systems used in the semiconductor, medical, laser, and commercial/high-tech sectors. Prior to that role, he was a...