First-year female engineering students shown attending welcome BBQ.

CU Boulder leads the charge toward gender parity in engineering

April 8, 2024

CU Boulder's journey toward gender parity in engineering is a clear signal that diversity in STEM is achievable. In just two decades, CEAS has transformed its engineering landscape, growing its female undergraduate class from 18% in 2003 to 30% in 2023. CEAS’s fall 2023 class, includes 41% female students, up 27% from two decades ago. CU Boulder clinched a top spot in 2022 for the highest percentage of first-year female engineering students from the American Society for Engineering Education.

Alumni Awards

Former BOLD students honored with college alumni awards

Feb. 21, 2024

The College of Engineering and Applied Science recognizes alumni achievements with annual awards. We are pleased to announce our 2024 recipients representing the BOLD Center!

Davey Aguiar

Q&A with Davey Aguiar: "My femininity is a superpower"

June 2, 2022

Davey Aguiar, Coordinator of BOLD Programs & Student Engagement in The BOLD Center reflects on what 'Pride' means to them, the need to remember and honor previous generations of LGBTQ+ people for their sacrifices and contributions, and how embracing their femininity has brought healing and liberation.

Group of people wearing construction vests and helmets.

Construction Diversity Summit coming to CU Boulder

March 11, 2022

The University of Colorado Boulder is hosting a Construction Diversity Summit to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the construction industry. The free event, planned for April 1, will bring together companies and students from around the state to discuss and raise awareness about diversity-related issues in construction, build empathy...

Anthony Pimentel

Anthony Pimentel: Engineering solutions with everyone in mind

Jan. 7, 2022

Anthony Pimentel (EVEN'21) was awarded one of three Research graduate awards His efforts have focused on new water treatment options and sustainable technologies to reduce the environmental impact of water infrastructure. His path to research excellence at CU started with the college's Discovery Learning Apprenticeship (DLA) program, which placed him...

From left to right: Phil Courey, Program Manager, Engineering GoldShirt Program, Andres Schemel Senior Coordinator, Engineering GoldShirt Program, Leah Rivera (EVEN'21) , Tanya Ennis, Director of The BOLD Center, David Aguiar, Coordinator of BOLD Programs and Student Engagement

Leah Rivera: A helper with a passion for justice

Dec. 17, 2021

Leah Rivera (EnvEngr’'21) is the rare recipient of two awards bestowed by the College of Engineering and Applied Science: the Community Impact Award and the Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Award.

Masks with symbols of the hopes and dreams of the technicians behind them: A house, a lecturn, sign posts and a tree

Behind the Masks: Revealing heroes in COVID-19 research

Nov. 8, 2021

Lab technicians, all from populations historically excluded from engineering, collected data during the height of the pandemic at Denver public schools for environmental engineering professor Mark Hernandez's air ventilation research. Here are the stories of four of those technicans, Halle Sago, Sylvia Akol, Jeronimo Palacios Luna and Ximena Duenas Ibarra, and what they're working for.

Bees with agent models

It takes a hive: community volunteers in honey bee research

July 8, 2021

Two high school students have both been volunteering at the Peleg lab regularly for over two years. The students' work with the lab has led them to submit projects to several science fairs to great success, and benefit the lab's research through their involvement and curiosity.

Wil Srubar smiles at the camera

Pride in STEM: A Conversation about Research, Mentorship and Advocacy

June 23, 2021

Associate Professor Wil Srubar is taking part in a special National Science Foundation web panel discussion Thursday on "Pride in STEM: A Conversation about Research, Mentorship and Advocacy". The free webinar is scheduled for Thursday, June 24 at 9 a.m. MDT.

Mario Hanson

Kiewit scholar comes full-circle in fifth year

June 17, 2021

Mario Hanson is a recent CU Boulder graduate who was one of the Kiewit scholars and is now working for Kiewit.