Professor Sean Shaheen's research group

CU Boulder Engineering deepens connection to community college faculty and students

Sept. 24, 2018

Last week the University of Colorado Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science was awarded its second National Science Foundation (NSF) grant this month to build new connections with Colorado community colleges. The newest project is a three-year grant for $600,000 awarded through the NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program.

CU Boulder non-traditional student organization explores colorado mountains

CU Boulder Engineering bets big on America’s community college students

Sept. 5, 2018

With a $10 million federal grant and an eye on community colleges, CU Engineering and partners aim to diversify engineering in Colorado—and coast to coast.

A team of 4 students posing with their Search and Rescue Assistants

Incoming engineering students complete summer bridge program

Aug. 10, 2018

On July 20, 78 incoming engineering students from the ASPIRE and GoldShirt scholarship programs completed a two-week intensive summer bridge program hosted by the BOLD Center. ASPIRE (Achieving Success, Persistence, Interest, and Retention in Engineering) is a scholarship program for incoming first-year and pre-engineering students who are underrepresented in STEM...

Two Girls Inc. Eureka! students in the midst of testing their water filters

Girls Inc. Eureka! students design small scale water filters

July 26, 2018

Earlier this summer, the BOLD Center hosted 30 female high school students from the Denver-Metro area in partnership with the Girls Inc. Eureka! Program. Through their participation in this program, these girls had been exposed to the prospect of higher education and STEM careers—meaning they came well-prepared with questions regarding...

Students crowd around a bridge to wait for judging results

Roaring Fork students draw on experience to engineer bridges

June 29, 2018

A group of 100 rising high school juniors from the Roaring Fork Pre-Collegiate Program were able to bridge what they knew about engineering to real experiences and answers at The BOLD Center last week. CU Boulder started the Pre-Collegiate Development Program for first generation middle and high school students in...

Dana Stamo

"I'm an artist who found a canvas in engineering" - Dana Stamo - Ep. 10

June 27, 2018

On CUE sits down with Dana Stamo. Dana is a fifth year chemical biological engineering student who is currently taking graduate classes and doing research with Professor Chatterjee. Dana is a recipient of the Chancellor's scholarship and a BOLD scholarship from the College of Engineering and Applied Science. She is...

Abraham lincoln high school

Abraham Lincoln High School students undertake water filtration challenge

June 18, 2018

Last week, the BOLD Center hosted a group of Abraham Lincoln High School students who were participants of the College Track Program . Introduced to the school in 2016, College Track supports students from underserved communities in several states and remains involved until they complete their college degrees. As an...

BOLD Faculty Fellows

BOLD Center announces four new faculty fellows

May 18, 2018

The BOLD Center’s second cohort of faculty fellows are: Daniel Appelo (Applied Mathematics), Virginia Ferguson (Mechanical Engineering), Shaun Kane (Computer Science), and Jana Milford (Mechanical Engineering).

CoNECD recognizes BOLD Center as Program of the Year

CoNECD names The BOLD Center Program of the Year

May 2, 2018

Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (CoNECD) honored The BOLD Center as Program of the Year at their inaugural conference in Washington D.C. on May 1. The BOLD Center was honored for developing programs that have significantly enhanced the participation of students from diverse populations that are historically underserved in engineering and computing, while enriching the students’ learning experience in engineering and computer science.

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...

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