ASPIRE students

ASPIRE also has a big year!

Aug. 31, 2016

ASPIRE Summer Bridge is a residential academic program for incoming first-year students admitted to the College. The one week program provides social connections for the new students, academic projects, and fun team-building exercises. This year's program, which took place July 9-15, 2016, had the biggest class to date -- 45...

GoldShirt students at Gold Hill

GoldShirt Summer Bridge another success!

Aug. 31, 2016

This year's Summer Bridge experience for the GoldShirt program was our largest to date! Fifty new GoldShirt students participated in the two-week Summer Bridge this year. The program, July 8th to the 22nd, included a packed schedule of activities including academic strength assessments, workshops to teach success strategies, hands-on project...

Dean Robert Davis shakes the hand of Lockheed Martin Chief Technology Officer Keoki Jackson after a $3 million partnership forging new academic programs was announced

New partnership with Lockheed Martin forges research, career opportunities for students

Paige Anderson Arthur got hooked on science fiction and the prospect of space travel when she started watching Star Trek at age 13. Now, the Denver native is immersed in aerospace engineering at CU Boulder, which is why she joined in the celebration Thursday as a new $3 million partnership with global aerospace industry leader Lockheed Martin was announced.

Digital Reading Device

Digital textbook scribbles, highlights could give students a learning leg up

The scribbles and highlights made by students reading digital textbooks should allow them to sharpen their learning curve, thanks to new software that can assess how they are digesting academic material and suggest more effective study techniques.

Amy Kramer

Saving Businesses from Patent Trolls

Intellectual property attorneys don’t bask in the spotlight, but they are a company’s best friend when it comes to protecting IP rights. Instead of taking victory laps for defending against increasingly common infringement cases, intellectual property attorneys are likely buried underneath stacks of documents, poring over every detail to protect their clients’ rights. This is the world of engineer-turned-intellectual property lawyer Amy Kramer.


Matossian's Search

As an Apollo generation kid in the Washington D.C. area, Mark Matossian (AeroEngr MS ’93, PhD ’95) remembers watching the live moon landings on television, then wandering outside at night squinting at that very same celestial body, trying to see the lunar module. “That time ignited…wonder,” says Matossian, head of program management and production at Google’s Skybox Imaging. “It was then that I connected with space.”

DeCook husband and wife

Pay it Forward

Every year, David DeCook (ArchEngr ’71) hosts a dinner for new recipients of his architectural engineering scholarship. When he meets them, he likes to issue a challenge. “We want you to try to do the same we’re doing for you,” he tells them. “You’re going to make good bucks, and we want you to try to repay it down the line.”


Engineering Plus helps students find a 'nontraditional niche'

Undergraduate engineering programs are not known for being flexible. Research shows engineering students get about 2 percent of their degree credit hours to devote to free electives, compared to almost a quarter of credit hours for their non-engineering peers. In 2013, the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU...

photo of moving water

Waste Not, Want Not

CU-Boulder engineers aim to turn America’s dirty water into cleaner air, energy for industry

hand holds microship

The Light Stuff

Computing speed takes a giant leap forward thanks to a new photonics-based microchip