Antarctic trip was tip of the iceberg for this alumna

May 1, 2018

Irene Peden (ElEngr'47) looked out across the frozen landscape. She had made it: Antarctica. Obstacle after obstacle had been placed in front of her, but she had become the first woman to live and conduct scientific research in the Antarctic interior as a principal investigator “The Navy really didn’t want...

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May 1, 2018

What does a CU engineer look like? Let us show you!

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NASA engineer’s down-to-earth mission

May 1, 2018

As Hurricane Harvey tore through south Texas last August, Jim Rice (MAeroEngr’99) knew that people in the heavily flooded areas were going be severely affected by impassable roads, cut off from clean water and necessary services. So Rice, who has been flying small planes for 25 years, contacted Patient AirLift...

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Innovation in engineering education

May 1, 2018

CU Engineering isn’t just breaking new ground in our research efforts. We’re also developing new ways to educate students, with two exciting new degrees launched in the past year.

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Lockheed Martin research pact recognizes ECEE faculty members

May 1, 2018

Building on a $3 million partnership announced in 2016 to establish new academic programs focused on radio frequency (RF) systems, Lockheed Martin and CU Boulder announced a follow-on Master Research Agreement in August 2017.


Engineers demonstrate ‘germ trap’ for hospitals

May 1, 2018

When an infectious airborne illness strikes, some hospitals use negative pressure rooms to isolate and treat patients. These rooms use ventilation controls to keep germ-filled air contained rather than letting it circulate throughout the hospital. But in the event of an epidemic, these rooms can quickly fill up.

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ATLAS grad competes in Olympic biathlon

May 1, 2018

When the Olympic Games opened in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February, a CU Engineering graduate was among the U.S. athletes, competing against the best of the best.


New expertise in cybersecurity

May 1, 2018

Did you know that your smart refrigerator could be hijacked to carry out a denial-of-service attack on a bank? Or that your car’s emergency alert system could be used to flood the 911 system with calls?


New spaces for CU Engineers

May 1, 2018

Take a look at the newly remodeled spaces in the Engineering Center.

Specdrums designer turns attention to business side

May 1, 2018

While he’s taking some time to hone his business skills, Steven Dourmashkin will remain forever an engineer. The aerospace engineering PhD student is taking a leave of absence from his studies to further develop musical rings he began working on as an undergraduate at Cornell. Called Specdrums, the rings allow...