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 th , 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...


Aerospace leader Sirangelo to join CU Boulder Engineering

August 7, 2018— Mark Sirangelo, who just concluded his career as the head of aerospace giant Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems, is joining the University of Colorado Boulder as an entrepreneur-in-residence beginning this month. Bobby Braun, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, announced today that Sirangelo will...

A rendering of a brain.

Deciphering the Parkinson’s disease puzzle

July 26, 2018

Alaa Ahmed is working to unlock the secrets of Parkinson’s disease and make life better for its sufferers. The University of Colorado Boulder Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering has earned a multi-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the illness and a potential treatment for it. Parkinson’s...

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...

Members of the team at the 2018 Engineering Design Expo at Coors Events Center.

Bike drivetrain design wins 2018 Eurobike Innovation Award

July 11, 2018

A senior design project for a new type of bicycle drivetrain is getting major attention in the cycling press. The project, developed with sponsor CeramicSpeed, does away with the traditional bicycle chain and gearbox in favor of a shaft drive assembly. The invention has earned a 2018 Eurobike Innovation Award...

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...

The SwissMak.

Student project becomes full time business

June 26, 2018

Some inventors toil their entire careers without success. Perry Campbell is not one of those people. The 23-year-old Colorado native has designed a product, built functional prototypes, raised capital, and is now going into business for himself. His product is called the SwissMak, an all-in-one manufacturing tool. “It’s a machine...

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...

female middle school students tackle pasta and marshmallow challenge

Girls' Inc. Eureka! participants tackle engineering challenges

June 13, 2018

Last week Engineering’s BOLD Center hosted 30 female middle school students from the Denver-Metro area in partnership with Girls Inc. and PCL Construction.