Civil Engineering team winners

Bridging Course Work with Real-World Projects

June 6, 2017

When a torrent of water ripped down Boulder Creek in September 2013 during historic flooding, a pedestrian bridge connecting the Boulder Creek Path with Folsom Field was one of the casualties. For 50 civil engineering students, the bridge’s loss became an educational opportunity. During the 2014 fall semester, they took...

Subtle Heat

June 6, 2017

Infrared camera creates sharp focus from temperature changes The air temperature in Victor Bright’s office is mild, maybe 70 degrees. There aren’t any obvious drafts or pockets of warm or cold air. All the books on the shelves, the papers on his desk and the pictures on the wall seem...

EngiNearMe: Bringing Engineering to Denver high schoolers

EngiNearMe: Bringing Engineering to Denver High Schoolers

June 5, 2017

A record of 55 Denver high school students will get a chance this week to earn $2,500 scholarships to CU Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science while experiencing the fun of hands-on engineering. All students participating in the weeklong Campos EPC EngiNearMe Program on the Boulder campus who are...

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Ralphie Handlers

June 5, 2017

Stephanie Herriage (ArchEngr ’14) from Palos Verdes, California, and James de la Garza (ArchEngr ’15) from San Antonio, Texas, are Ralphie Handlers. Ralphie and her handlers kick off football, lacrosse and soccer games to the excited cheers of Buffs fans. STEPHANIE HERRIAGE | PALOS VERDES, CA Choosing CU-Boulder for her...


Microwave Technology

June 5, 2017

Throughout her career, Zoya Popovic's Radio Frequency (RF) and microwave engineering research has been focused on communications and defense, with projects for organizations including NASA and the Navy, and companies like Boeing. The distinguished professor of electrical, computer and energy engineering designed a system that would use far-field beaming to...

Life Hacks

June 5, 2017

How the BTU Lab at the ATLAS Institute is creating the next generation of innovators Hackers get a bad rap. Thanks to popular culture, mention “computer hacker” and people immediately think of Matthew Broderick in War Games, or any number of recent security breaches of data. In reality, hackers are...

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The Perfect Launch Pad

June 5, 2017

Four engineering students from CU-Boulder packed their bags and headed to Nicaragua during the semester break. But it wasn’t for the weather. It was strictly business for the founders of SolVia Solar. The group visits a farming cooperative in Rivas to discuss sustainable initiatives The group poses with villagers who...

Michael Gooseff and Anthony Bourdain in Antarctica

Welcoming a Celebrity Chef to the Bottom of the World

June 4, 2017

As federally funded scientists and engineers, my colleagues and I help translate our research to public audiences, including students, policy makers, congressional representatives, and sometimes even celebrity chefs! I am the principal investigator for a project that studies the ecosystem of a cold desert region of Antarctica. Earlier this year,...

Returning the Call

June 2, 2017

DIANA LOUCKS WAS ABOUT TO SERVE A YEAR-LONG STINT as chief of Space and Special Programs for Regional Command, South, in Afghanistan when she got a call.

The team working at the bridge site with pickaxes and shovels.

Building 'Bridges to Prosperity' in Southern Africa

May 31, 2017

[Editor’s note: CU Boulder's student chapter of Bridges to Prosperity focuses on building pedestrian bridges over impassable rivers in communities unable to afford them. Students are building bridges this summer in Swaziland and Bolivia – stay tuned for more updates from the teams!] "Sawubona!" from all of us here on...