Members of the CU Boulder Quadcopter Club

Part 2: Student Funding Propels Quadcopter Club

May 15, 2017

[Editor’s note: This is part two of a four-part series looking at the student-led Engineering Excellence Fund .] From left, members of the Quadcopter Club include Aaron Pineda, Jock Tuttle, Derek Wright, Gill Gill, Cong Bui, Paul Salame, Soham Shah, Maxwell Moroco, Cole Kenny, Sam Bateman, Rachel Bork, William Tse...

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In Tents: CU Engineering to graduate 1,100+ students

May 11, 2017

About 1,181 newly minted engineers will depart Friday from CU Boulder, continuing a long tradition of engineering excellence that dates back to 1893. The noted scholar Billy Madison summarizes the occasion best: "Yahoo for school! Yahoo for me!" For the first time in recent memory, the College of Engineering and...

Balsa wood building for earthquake competition

Shaking Things Up in a Seismic Design Competition

May 10, 2017

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is an international technical society of professionals including engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials and social scientists. For the past four years, CU Boulder’s EERI chapter has participated in the Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition, part of the EERI Annual Meeting, held in various cities...

Alexandra Okeson

Outstanding graduate Alexandra Okeson creates algorithms for healthcare

May 10, 2017

Alexandra Okeson, a CU Engineering Outstanding Graduate for Academic Achievement for 2017, tried her hand at several computer science disciplines during her time at CU Boulder. She helped scientists at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics develop data analysis software for the IMPACT student dust counter. She interned at the Federal Communications Commission, where she got to see how government is using technology to inform policy decisions. She experienced life at a startup with Next Energy Technologies, and spent a summer at Microsoft partner Avanade in Seattle.

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Five mechanical engineering senior design teams graduate with patents

May 10, 2017

Five groups of students graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder mechanical engineering senior design program are leaving with patents in their name. "The amount of intellectual property in this program is massive," said program co-instructor Daria Kotys-Schwartz.

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Part 1: Students Funding Students

May 5, 2017

[Editor’s note: This is part 1 of a 4-part series looking at the student-led Engineering Excellence Fund ] Obtaining money for research and projects can be difficult to come by, especially for students who have yet to establish themselves in their given fields. Without this monetary component, ideas can be...

DEAA 2017 Winners

College recognizes 2017 alumni award winners

May 4, 2017

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder recognized six alumni for contributions to their fields and to the university at a banquet April 28, 2017. The recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards are: Ron Blackwelder of Lafayette, Colo. Marco Campos of Denver,...

Bobby Braun

Announcing CU Engineering’s New Blog

May 3, 2017

Welcome to CU Engineering’s new blog! One of my goals as dean is to up our game in communications, both internally across the college and externally to all of our fans. We have a number of ways to communicate our news and events, including social media ( twitter , facebook...

New Smead Program Director Lewis Groswald

Two leaders join Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences

April 25, 2017

Smead Program Director Lewis Groswald As part of this spring’s announcement of naming of the Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences department, two new positions were created to help grow the educational and research reach of the program. CU Boulder's dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science,...

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Student-built satellite launches from Cape Canaveral

April 21, 2017

A University of Colorado Boulder student-built microsatellite is on its way to the International Space Station. The satellite, named ‘Challenger’, had a successful lift off Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 9:11 AM MDT from Cape Canaveral. It is part of the European Union sponsored QB50 project to deploy a network of miniaturized satellites to study part of Earth’s atmosphere.