Nima Keivan

Nima Keivan (PhDCompSci’17)

Recent Alumni Award Nima Keivan graduated from the College of Engineering and Applied Science in 2017 with a PhD in computer science. During his time as a student, his doctoral research was on the leading edge of robot perception and autonomy. The importance of his work was recognized by leading...

Scott Hartman

Scott Hartman (AeroEngr'89)

Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award Scott Hartman has had a multifaceted career, highlighted by distinguished service in the U.S. Navy and more than 25 years with NASA in the International Space Station Program Office, the Flight Operations Directorate and the Commercial Crew Program. Upon CU graduation in May 1989 with a...

Nancy Clanton

Nancy Eckman Clanton (ArchEngr'75)

Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award Nancy Clanton is a pioneer in the illumination engineering field. A 1975 CU Boulder graduate in architectural engineering and a registered professional engineer, she is the founder and CEO of Clanton & Associates, a prominent lighting design firm that regularly employs University of Colorado graduates and...

Paul Brinkman

Paul Brinkman (CivEngr'96)

Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award Paul Brinkman graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. In 2005, he co-founded Brinkman Partners, an integrated real estate company, with his brother, Kevin, and together they led the Fort Collins-based commercial development, real estate and...

Christina Barstow

Christina Barstow (CivEngr’10, MS'10, PhD’16)

Recent Alumni Award Christina Barstow is the chief operating officer for Bridges to Prosperity, a non-governmental organization providing access to remote communities through the construction of pedestrian footbridges. In this capacity, Barstow is working across programs in East Africa and Latin America, most prominently, overseeing the installation of a planned...

Roger McNamara

Roger McNamara (MAeroEngr’86, PhD’95)

Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award Category: Industry & Commerce Roger McNamara’s notable contributions to the aerospace industry and community over his 40-year career include early research into and characterization of the hazards of orbital debris to space vehicles and operations, and potential mitigation strategies; improvements in space vehicle design and development,...

Mark Strobel

Mark Strobel (MChemEngr’79)

Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award Category: Industry & Commerce​ Mark Strobel joined 3M Co. in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1979 after receiving his MS in chemical engineering at CU Boulder and his BS in chemistry from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. He has spent his entire career in...

Dena Lund

Dena Lund (ChemEngr'89)

Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award Category: Industry & Commerce Dena Lund is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Sterling Energy Investments LLC. In addition to her full-time job at Sterling, she is also an Independent Director for Anvil Corporation. Throughout her time at Sterling, Lund has taken the...

David Gupta

David Gupta (ArchEngr'85)

Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award Category: Industry & Commerce David A. Gupta founded SDI in 1996 and today continues to lead the firm as chief executive officer. The company is headquartered in Chicago with offices in Sacramento and Los Angeles and has served some of the largest and most complex utilities,...