Brooke Lynn Elzweig, EnvEngr'20

Nov. 5, 2018

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Why did you choose engineering at CU Boulder? As an environmental engineer, I desired to earn my degree at the hub of innovation and environmental conservation. Boulder is an amazing community that fosters a passion for new ideas and sustainability - two things I love very deeply. Also, I...

Asmita Dhakal

Asmita Dhakal, CompSci'20

Oct. 15, 2018

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Why did you choose engineering at CU Boulder? I was exposed to CU Engineering when I got invited to attend a week long program @ CU Boulder called ASPIRE though the BOLD center before attending my first semester @ CU. In the one week span I came to love...

Samantha Palma

Samantha Palma, MechEngr'19

Sept. 24, 2018

#ILookLikeAnEngineer What does the #iLookLikeAnEngineer hashtag mean to you? There is no good way to explain to someone how it feels to be degraded because people do not think that you could be an engineer, whether it is because of your gender, race, height, intelligence, etc. I've felt it. I...

Connie Childs

Connie Childs, AeroEngr'19

Sept. 15, 2018

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Why did you choose engineering at CU Boulder? I grew up in Broomfield, Colorado. So applying at a college close to my family was very important to me. Plus, I think Boulder is a very great town! And the highly-praised engineering program convinced me even more. What does the...


Zayna Pieper, e+ MechEngr'20

Sept. 3, 2018

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Why did you choose engineering at CU Boulder? Engineering is a mechanism by which we improve quality of life for people around the world. It is the means by which we can keep families together through life-saving medical technology, increase global education rates by meeting basic human needs of...

Natasha Oullette

Natasha Ouellette, MechEngr'20

June 29, 2018

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Why did you choose CU Engineering? I chose engineering at CU Boulder because I had an amazing experience with robotics in high school, and I worked with a program that put robots into special needs classrooms. I discovered that I liked the hands-on aspects of technology and the power...

Stefan Suarez

Stefan Suarez, ElecCompEngr'20

June 15, 2018

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Why did you choose engineering at CU Boulder? Colorado has been my home my whole life and I can’t imagine a more supportive environment to learn a difficult subject in. Learning to think for yourself when you have been taught how to think your whole life is a challenge...

Elijah Gonzalez, e+ CivEngr'20

Elijah Gonzalez, e+ ArchEngr'20

May 31, 2018

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Why did you choose engineering at CU Boulder? CU Boulder offered a variety of opportunity, classes and fields of study. The GoldShirt Program gave me another opportunity to prove myself to be a successful first-generation student in the college of engineering. I wanted to make the most of that...

Alec Motazedi, ElecCompEng'18

Alec Motazedi, ElecCompEng'18

May 11, 2018

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Why did you choose CU Engineering? CU Boulder offered the best engineering education in the Mountain Time zone. Plus, in-state tuition made it more affordable than schools in California or Texas. What does the #ILookLikeAnEngineer campaign mean to you? This campaign means giving those who are marginalized a voice...

Ed Ward

Ed Ward, ElEngrCompSci'86

May 4, 2018

#ILookLIkeAnEngineer Tell us a little about yourself, your engineering background, and where it has taken you? I was born in Texas but grew up in Colorado Springs, CO where my dad retired from the Air Force Academy. After receiving my bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from CU...