Fort Morgan Community Garden

Home-grown community engagement sprouts in Fort Morgan, Colorado

April 25, 2022

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of international travel, Mortenson Center graduate student Britta Bergstrom pivoted her field-based practicum in Tanzania to a community-engaged garden in her home state.

Chieri Kamada

International student Chieri Kamada reflects on COVID experience

July 28, 2021

This unexpected and turbulent time was difficult for many students, but international students were often met with even more challenges and considerable roadblocks. As the campus prepares for a more typical fall semester, Kamada is finding new strength from her experiences – and a desire to help fellow international students.

Christian Lamb

International design challenge builds global engineering skills for CU students

May 3, 2021

When the pandemic hindered the original plans of the Engineers Without Borders team, Christian Lamb's team transitioned to pursue an international design challenge assisting two towns in rural Peru.

Sophie Woods

Think globally, act locally: Engineers adjust plans to support Colorado town

April 20, 2021

When the pandemic hit, the Engineers Without Borders team made the difficult decision to suspend its Puerto Rico project and began searching for creative opportunities to bring engineering solutions to under-resourced communities.

Two students work on project in Idea Forge.

ME students invent device for delivering COVID-19 vaccines to rural areas

March 31, 2021

CU Engineering students have invented a novel solution to this global problem, which has the potential to affect millions of people living in rural areas around the world. Meet PortaVax, a portable vaccine carrier that can keep up to 250 vaccine doses cold for several days using insulation and dry ice.

Female farmers work in field in India

Seeds of change: ATLAS students present paper on poverty cycles in rural India

Jan. 8, 2021

When three first-year ATLAS master's students in the Social Impact track of the Creative Technology and Design master’s program learned of the staggering suicide rate of male farmers in rural India and the suffering that ensues for their surviving family members, they wanted to explore effective interventions.


Air Quality Inquiry project extends from rural Colorado into Mongolia

Sept. 21, 2020

For three years, Air Quality Inquiry has been reaching K-12 students across rural Colorado. This year, Daniel Knight and his team extended the program across the globe to reach Public Lab Mongolia, a nonprofit whose mission is to make data available to the Mongolian public.

Students will model their building after Rwandan housing.

Engineering team building Rwandan-style hut to test clean-air solutions

April 16, 2020

A team of engineering undergraduates has undertaken a project to help improve the health of people in Rwanda who use cookstoves.

Max Funck, an exchange student from Germany, with small plane.

Jeppesen program offers study abroad + paid internship for grad students

Dec. 2, 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the next cycle of the scholarship, which includes room and board and a full semester of tuition at Technical University of Darmstadt, plus a semester-long paid internship.

Ku Thomas at Sydney Opera House.

Study abroad trailblazer Ku Thomas wins advocacy award

Nov. 15, 2019

Leading up to the award, he was the first student in his major to study abroad in back-to-back semesters in two different countries: New Zealand and Singapore.