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Resilient Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity teaming workshop

Sept. 8, 2021

The Resilient Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RISE) Interdisciplinary Research Theme within the College of Engineering and Applied Science will host a workshop and networking event from 10:45 a.m. to noon on Sept. 13 via Zoom.

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An extended journey: Alumnus Kevin Green on the road from engineer to winemaker

Sept. 8, 2021

“La Randonnée” is French for a rambling walk or hike. For department alumnus Kevin Green (ChemEngr’96), the metaphor of an extended journey is apt for his own winding career. First as a student studying chemical and environmental engineering at CU Boulder, to a stint at Intel, then as an expatriate living in Ireland, and finally as a winemaker at Apollini Vineyards in Oregon and for his own label, appropriately named La Randonnée Wines.

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Students: Learn how CU Engineering is committed to your career success

Sept. 7, 2021

Learn how we help you become ProReady with internships, career fairs, study abroad opportunities and more.

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NASA institute at CU Boulder finishes second year of work into astronaut habitats

Aug. 31, 2021

While the pandemic added an extra layer of difficulty on top of the normal challenges of launching a center-scale research initiative, leadership at the University of Colorado Boulder say a $15 million NASA funded institute around space habitats that began here in 2019 has hit many of its early goals.

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Students combine science and policy in summer fellowship program

Aug. 30, 2021

Rachel Bowyer, Christine Chang, Ryan Gomez, Briar Goldwyn, Carolyn Goodwin and Tehya Stockman joined a dozen STEM students from other Colorado colleges and universities for the selective program.

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Akinneye receives Andzik Scholarship

Aug. 30, 2021

Damilola Akinneye, a PhD candidate in the Medlin Research Group, recently received the Andzik Scholarship, an award that goes to first-generation students or those who have faced unusual adversity, with a preference for those who graduated from a high school in Africa. Akinneye is originally from Nigeria.

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Simple safety measures reduce musical COVID-19 transmission

Aug. 27, 2021

Published today in the journal ACS Environmental Au, University of Colorado Boulder and University of Maryland researchers have found that while playing musical instruments can emit the same levels of potentially COVID-laden airborne particles as singing, simple safety measures, such as masking instruments, social distancing and implementing time limits, significantly reduce this risk.

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First Generation Stories: Keith Molenaar

Aug. 25, 2021

Keith Molenaar is a first-generation college graduate and the acting dean of the College of Engineering and Applied science. His journey through college relied on the encouragement of his parents and the friends who supported him.

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Carbon capture DOE-funded projects may lead to more durable concrete materials

Aug. 25, 2021

Assistant Professor Mija Hubler and Melvin E. and Virginia M. Clark Professor Al Weimer are collaborating on linked Department of Energy-funded projects to capture and repurpose carbon products from fuel sources into materials for concrete bricks. They hope to reduce pollution while also making stronger, more resilient building materials that require less maintenance and repairs over time.

 Image of child raising their hand in class, provided courtesy of The Conversation, which sourced the image from Halfpoint Images/Moment via Getty Images

COVID-19 has spurred investments in air filtration for K-12 schools – but these technologies aren’t an instant fix

Aug. 24, 2021

Environmental Engineering professor Mark Hernandez, writing for The Conversation, highlights that the value of investments in air filtration for K-12 schools, brought into focus by the pandemic, must be supported in the long term to reap real benefits.

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