Srivastava, Waelde and friends pose beneath a new sign designating the lobby as the Srivastava-Waelde Engineering Lobby

Diversity drivers: Couple hopes scholarship gift will boost inclusion efforts

May 9, 2019

The Engineering Center lobby holds fond memories for CU Boulder alumni Ashok Srivastava and Lynn Waelde. The couple met while working on their PhDs – his in electrical engineering, hers in psychology – when a mutual friend directed Waelde to Srivastava for a data analysis problem.

A student demonstrates his healthcare-related project to a young Expo visitor.

Build, break and rebuild: Expo celebrates student perseverance

April 30, 2019

More than 140 student teams from six College of Engineering and Applied Science units ringed the Indoor Practice Field to show off their capstone and graduate projects, which Dean Bobby Braun hailed as “truly innovative.”

Dave Hunt in his workshop

Quaker ancestry inspires couple to support scholarships for women in engineering

Feb. 11, 2019

For Dave Hunt (MTele’79), taking an early retirement meant the opportunity to pursue two of his passions — art and genealogy. Dave retired from Texaco Oil in the late 1990s after the company asked him move to Houston. He and his wife, Joyce, who had moved here from Montana in...

Bobby speaks to a class at Akron High School.

Braun Voyage: Eastern Plains are focus of second Engineering State Tour

Sept. 21, 2018

A special thank you to CU Athletics and Larry H. Miller Toyota for letting us use this specially branded CU 4Runner while on tour. At CU Engineering, we’re on a mission to travel to all four corners of Colorado to connect with industry partners and alumni, and to search out...

Jill Tietjen (left) meets scholarship recipients at the college's 2017 scholarship dinner.

PBS to air profile of prominent CU supporter

Feb. 21, 2018

Tietjen has spent years doing her part to advocate for and recognize women, both in engineering and in fields like filmmaking. That advocacy, combined with her own professional accomplishments, earned her induction into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame in 2010. This month, the Hall of Fame is collaborating with Rocky Mountain PBS for a video series highlighting several of their inductees, including Tietjen.

Bobby Schnabel

Familiar Face Returns to Provide Computing, Entrepreneurial Leadership

Dec. 6, 2017

Since departing CU Boulder after a 30-year tenure, Bobby Schnabel has added some impressive titles to his resume, including CEO of the Association for Computing Machinery and dean of Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing. Now, he’s returning to CU to add a few more: Research and Innovation Office...

A group shot of the symposium attendees.

CU on the Frontiers of Engineering

Oct. 4, 2017

A group shot of the Frontiers of Engineering attendees. Bobby Braun is in the front row, second from the right, and Khurram Afridi is in the center of the third row. For electric vehicles to become mainstream, Khurram Afridi thinks they need more advanced batteries and faster charging times. So...

Bobby has lunch with high school students during his state tour.

Braun Voyage: Inaugural State Tour of Engineering Wraps

Sept. 28, 2017

Dean Bobby Braun leads a school-wide assembly at Monte Vista High School. As part of our vision for CU Engineering, we want to reach out to all corners of Colorado to find the best and brightest students who reflect the state’s diverse demographics. To begin making that happen, Dean Bobby...

A chemical engineering instructor works with two female students in a lab.

Movin’ on Up: CU Engineering Earns No. 16 Ranking

Sept. 13, 2017

CU Engineering has jumped two spots in U.S. News and World Report’s list of best undergraduate engineering programs , coming in at No. 16 among public institutions and No. 30 overall for 2018. Three programs within engineering also landed top 20 spots in individual program rankings: Smead Aerospace : No...

The nearly finished Swaziland bridge at sunset.

Bridges to Prosperity Completes First Project in Swaziland

July 24, 2017

That’s a wrap from the Bridges to Prosperity Swaziland team! The team reports that despite working sunup to sundown on their last planned work day, the bridge still was not 100 percent complete. Rather than having a celebration for an unfinished bridge, they decided to have one final work day...