Each year, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, we observe National Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month by celebrating the cultures, contributions and honoring the histories of Hispanic and Latino Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The 15th of September is the anniversary of independence for the Latin American countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively. Columbus Day, or Día de la Raza, is on Oct. 12.

CU Boulder Engineering recognizes that the terms “Hispanic” and “Latino” do not describe the community’s identity as a whole. We also recognize that a term that feels right for one person may not adequately capture the experience of another. We seek to celebrate as broadly and inclusively as possible, and to encourage individuals to proudly claim whatever label(s) best describe how they personally identify.

We are excited to celebrate the contributions of our college and society researchers, instructors, student leaders and alumni. On this page you will find stories, images and videos of members of our engineering community. Let’s learn about, celebrate and uplift our Hispanic and Latino community members.