A group of officials standing with the final beam.

Aerospace building construction celebrates topping out

June 15, 2018

Check out our Flickr album from the Topping Out ceremony. Construction of the new University of Colorado Boulder aerospace engineering building is hitting a major milestone with the installation of the final steel beam. A formal topping-out ceremony was held Wednesday at the building site on campus. The ceremony follows...

Marina Vance in a labcoat.

Nation’s largest, most comprehensive indoor chemistry study now underway

June 12, 2018

Marina Vance HOMEChem field experiment seeks to understand how daily activities impact the home environment In the United States, as well as in most of the developed world, people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors. In homes, workplaces, schools and every indoor environment, we are impacted by the...

Jaejune Lee plays with a prototype of the Rain Game. (Credit: Jade Cody/Boulder Valley School District)

Rain Game brings science learning to children in the hospital

June 4, 2018

Brian Jernigan is working to bring science learning to students who can’t come to class in person: young patients in pediatric hospitals. That goal was on display May 17 in Mark Appling’s class at Ryan Elementary School in Lafayette, Colorado. There, third-grader Jaejune Lee played with an unusual toy. A...

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).

Richard Schaden

CU Engineering advocate awarded honorary degree

May 10, 2018

Richard Schaden has been awarded an honorary degree by the University of Colorado Boulder. Schaden, a successful engineer, businessman, attorney, and philanthropist is a member of the Smead Aerospace External Advisory Board and a lecturer in both CU Engineering and at Wolf Law School. The honorary doctorate of humane letters...

A student discussing her project with Expo attendees.

Engineering Projects Expo 2018 takes over Coors Events Center

April 28, 2018

Click for a Flickr Album of Expo Photos Lights flashed, buzzers rang and attendees watched with rapt attention at the home of University of Colorado Boulder basketball – but with 143 teams in attendance, this was no basketball game. Welcome to the first ever CU Boulder College of Engineering and...

An illustration of a car traveling down the "charging lane" of a roadway.

Future electric cars could recharge wirelessly while you drive

March 27, 2018

Over the last two years, Assistant Professor Khurram Afridi and his team in electrical, computer and energy engineering have developed a proof of concept for wireless power transfer that transfers electrical energy through electric fields at very high frequencies.

A visualization of multiple leaks in the field.

Detecting Methane from Miles Away

March 22, 2018

University of Colorado, CIRES, NOAA and NIST team harnesses Nobel Prize technology to detect distant gas leaks A new field instrument developed by a collaborative team of researchers can quantify methane leaks as tiny as 1/4 of a human exhalation from nearly a mile away. CIRES, NOAA, CU Boulder, and...

The University of Colorado Boulder NASA BIG Idea Challenge Team.

CU Boulder earns 2nd place in NASA BIG Idea Mars competition

March 19, 2018

The engineering design competition enlists university teams from across the nation to develop creative solutions to some of the agency’s most relevant challenges.

Alex St. Clair and Carson Brumley

CU Engineering students honored with Brooke Owens and Matt Isakowitz Fellowships

March 8, 2018

Two national fellowship programs are honoring CU Engineering students. The Brooke Owens Fellowship Program and Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program each provide industry internships and mentoring opportunities to promising engineering students and both are recognizing CU Boulder students as 2018 fellows. Aerospace junior Carson Brumley has been selected as a 2018...