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Student Experiential Education transforms professional development for mechanical engineers at CU Boulder

Jan. 24, 2020

A generous donation in spring 2019 began the official launch of Student Experiential Education, an effort designed to enhance connections between students and industry. SEE was developed by recent award winners Senior Instructor Julie Steinbrenner and Senior Professional Development Advisor Kat McConnell along with Department Chair Mike Hannigan and former Instructor Jenifer Blacklock.

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What a bundle of buzzing bees can teach engineers about robotic materials

Jan. 22, 2020

Assistant Professor Orit Peleg explores what we can learn from bees and nature that can then be applied to engineering.

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Into the Wild Blue Yonder: Air Force Office of Scientific Research leaders visit CU Boulder

Jan. 21, 2020

t’s an area of growing importance for CU Boulder and the College of Engineering and Applied Science, as the campus looks to expand its research impact in the national security sector.

Dimitra Psychogiou works with two students in the ECEE circuits lab.

CAREER Award recipients focused on sustainable infrastructure

Jan. 16, 2020

Assistant professors Dimitra Psychogiou and Emiliano Dall’Anese of electrical, computer and energy engineering won for innovative proposals focused on radio frequency spectrum access and algorithmic control of networks, respectively.

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Industry input sparks new experiences for manufacturing students

Jan. 14, 2020

CU Boulder’s manufacturing class has been revamped to bring the manufacturing process to life for students with input from industry representatives. They uncovered a need leading to five guest speakers, nine company tours, a manufacturing industry panel and a variety of active learning opportunities.

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On CUE Podcast: New Interim Dean Keith Molenaar

Jan. 13, 2020

On this edition of On CUE, Interim Dean Keith Molenaar talks about his priorities for the future of the college and how he feels about stepping into the new role. Molenaar also outlines his priorities for the future of our college, including maintaining consistency with the goals, vision and culture that Bobby Braun put in place during his tenure here over the last three years.

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Interim Dean Molenaar outlines community, diversity and transparency as priorities

Jan. 13, 2020

Molenaar said one of his top priorities is maintaining consistency with the goals, vision and culture that Braun implemented over the last three years.

Participants in the 2019 competition.

Compete in Ethics Tech Competition on Feb. 8

Jan. 9, 2020

The first-place team will receive a $10,000 scholarship award.

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Fresh start at CU Boulder leads to a lifetime of success for World War II veteran

Jan. 9, 2020

CU Boulder gave World War II veteran Bill Jann (MechEngr’49) a fresh start after he returned from combat. He went on to work on the Pershing Weapon System during the Cold War.

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Groundwater can prevent drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa. Here’s how

Jan. 8, 2020

Associate Professor Evan Thomas offers analysis for The Conversation, writing: "One way to improve drought resilience is to improve the management of groundwater."