A render of the BOLD Center entrance way after the renovation

Campos EPC enables transformative BOLD renovation

July 16, 2020

CU Boulder alumnus Marco Campos (CivEngr'98) and his company, Campos EPC, have provided $1 million through the Campos EPC Foundation to allow for a transformational renovation of the BOLD Center.

Mechanical Engineering undergraduate student welding

CU Boulder Mechanical Engineering Department gets new name 

Jan. 30, 2020

The highly-ranked Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder is being named after Colorado philanthropist and businessman Paul M. Rady, thanks to his generous support of the college. This is the second department to be named in the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Alice and Mort Mortenson (seated), with staff and graduate students of the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering, including former managing director Robyn Sandekian and founding director Bernard Amadei (standing, second and third from left).

Remembering 'Mort' Mortenson, a dedicated CU Engineering alumnus

Nov. 18, 2019

Mauritz “Mort” Mortenson (CivEngr’58), who passed away Nov. 9 at his home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at age 82, leaves behind a deep personal and professional legacy. As chairman of M.A. Mortenson Co. from 1960 to 2015, he was known as a “humble servant-leader.” His company built several buildings on the...

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.

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...

Michael Byram and Ann Smead

$15 million - and a personal touch - accelerate aerospace research, education at CU Boulder

Jan. 23, 2017

The gift to the College of Engineering and Applied Science from passionate CU Boulder supporters Ann Smead and her husband Michael Byram, aims to set CU Boulder apart from its aerospace peers and propel it to the top of national rankings by attracting the best and brightest students and faculty.

Boulder aerial

Boulder business owner makes investment in engineering faculty

Boulder business owner Chuck Palmer (ElEngr’76, MS’88) has provided $4 million to help recruit and recognize outstanding faculty in the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering (ECEE). The gift from Palmer, who owns Boulder’s Avalon Ballroom, will establish the Palmer Endowed...

Jim Gallogly Dedication

Engineering education gets a $2.5 million boost, thanks to Gallogly gifts

With $2.5 million in gifts, Colorado’s Gallogly family is naming the Discovery Learning Center at the University of Colorado Boulder, as well as boosting the teaching and research power of the College of Engineering and Applied Science with two new faculty positions.

DeCook husband and wife

Pay it Forward

Every year, David DeCook (ArchEngr ’71) hosts a dinner for new recipients of his architectural engineering scholarship. When he meets them, he likes to issue a challenge. “We want you to try to do the same we’re doing for you,” he tells them. “You’re going to make good bucks, and we want you to try to repay it down the line.”

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