Natasha Ouellette

Natasha Ouellette: Study abroad in Madrid

Feb. 5, 2018

What is study abroad? Six months ago, study abroad seemed to me like a huge commitment that I couldn’t afford and that would certainly delay my graduation. Then I talked to the study abroad office on a whim, and found out that almost all of my financial aid went abroad...

Proposed Changes to the College Rules

Feb. 5, 2018

Dear Faculty and Staff of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, Attached to this message is a document showing a proposed set of changes to the College Rules . These changes are the result of a process that started with a request from Dean Braun to update the way...


"Because we are people, too." - DACA 3 - Ep. 8

Feb. 2, 2018

Late last year the administration in Washington D.C. rescinded the DACA immigration policy, DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. At that time the University of Colorado announced our unified position of standing by these individuals, many of whom attend or work at our university. So we started a...

Phillip Vo

Phillip Vo, ChemBio'20

Feb. 2, 2018

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Why did you choose engineering at CU Boulder? The GoldShirt program and the BOLD Center. Coming from a small high school, I didn't have the opportunity to take rigorous math and science courses to the extent that some of my current peers have. Instead, I would spend a few...

Max Armstrong fits an individual with a prosthetic leg

Enter NatGeo's Chasing Genius competition

Feb. 2, 2018

National Geographic just launched its 2018 Chasing Genius challenge, a competition offering $25,000 to turn an innovative idea into reality. Participants submit a one-minute video describing their idea, the problem it addresses and the solution it provides. The videos are evaluated on innovation, creativity, viability and inspiration, and the finalists...

An aerial shot shows severe devastation in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey. Credit/U.S. Department of Defense

Building to withstand disasters pays off big, study shows

Feb. 2, 2018

For every dollar the government spends to make existing buildings more resistant to wildfires, earthquakes, floods and hurricanes, $6 is saved in property losses, business interruption and health problems, according to a new study led by Professor Keith Porter of civil, environmental and architectural engineering.

Prospective transfer students on tour

Growing access: Expanding engineering pathways through Colorado’s community colleges

Feb. 1, 2018

Prospective transfer students tour the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory at CU Engineering. This year, CU Engineering welcomed the largest number of transfer students from Colorado community colleges ever. In total, 562 students joined our engineering degree programs via transfer this academic year. This is no accident. Dean Bobby Braun...

Female student at mentoring event

Ball 'sisters' mentor CU Engineering women

Jan. 26, 2018

Dozens of professional women engineers are now serving as sounding boards, cheerleaders and industry contacts for women CU Engineering students as part of a new pilot program with Ball Corporation. The “Ball Sisters” program continues a long tradition of partnership between the Colorado-based company (and its philanthropic arm, The Ball...

Katie McQuie

#ILookLikeAnEngineer: Katie McQuie, EnvEngr'18

Jan. 26, 2018

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Why did you choose engineering at CU Boulder? I've always liked learning how things work through math and science. I am also passionate about preserving our environment and public health. When I heard I could combine those two interests into environmental engineering, it seemed like the program for me!...

Students from the winning teams with oversized prize checks.

CU Boulder aerospace team aces International Student Competition

Jan. 26, 2018

Aaron McCusker (center, in polo shirt) holds high an oversized prize check for Team REPTAR winning first place in the International Student Competition team division. University of Colorado Boulder aerospace senior design Team REPTAR has earned first place in the 2018 American Institute of Aeronautics and Aerospace International Student Competition...