Alex Hirst with a UAV.

Q&A with Smead Scholar Alex Hirst about his summer of severe storm research

July 24, 2019

Alex Hirst saw his first tornado recently, followed quickly by his second, third, fourth and fifth. As an aerospace PhD student and Smead Scholar at the University of Colorado Boulder, he played an active role in the 2019 TORUS project – which took a team of...

A mock-up of what a LunaSat might look like on the moon.

Students to send hundreds of leaf-sized spacecraft to the moon

July 24, 2019

Fifty years ago today, the command module of the Apollo 11 spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, safely returning the first astronauts to set foot on the moon. Now, students from Colorado and across the world will continue that legacy of exploration via the Great Lunar Expedition for Everyone...

Students participating in Starts H4D stand together at Founders Fund sign

Students compete in national Hacking for Defense contest

July 19, 2019

CU Boulder students were among only six universities invited to present an innovative network security concept in June as part of Starts H4D, a pitch competition for cutting-edge national security solutions.

Design For America

Finding Community: Design group puts skills to work solving local problems

June 13, 2019

From developing a system to reduce food waste to constructing a way to prevent tool theft at public bike repair stations, students in the Design for America organization at CU Boulder are working on a wide range of projects with community partners.

Students on stage at Catalyze Demo Day in 2018.

Six teams kick off Catalyze CU startup accelerator

June 6, 2019

Starting June 3, the teams are participating in skill-building workshops and mentoring sessions with local entrepreneurs and business leaders to earn up to $5,000 in equity-free funding available to each team.

The team.

All-woman engineering team earns Most Innovative Award at NASA Mars competition

May 30, 2019

NASA has presented a University of Colorado Boulder team with the 2019 Most Innovative Award for their project in the space agency's BIG Idea Challenge. The competition, which changes each year, called for innovative ideas for the design and operation of a Mars greenhouse.

Students sitting on grass on campus

Engineering Quad residents invited to explore campus early

May 22, 2019

For the first time this year, CU Engineering is offering a special on-campus Summer Experience to incoming freshmen living in the Engineering Quad. The Summer Experience allows new first-year students to spend four days and three nights on campus in June to get a first taste of life at CU Engineering.

Airplane wing over clouds

Engineering spinoff Pana raises $10M in venture funding

May 20, 2019

The idea for Pana originated at CU Boulder in 2014, when cofounder Devon Tivona and his team were just undergraduates. The company competed as Varsity in CU Boulder’s sixth annual cross-campus, entrepreneurial competition, the New Venture Challenge. Billed as a higher-education social network, Varsity ended up tying for first place at NVC.

Students stand in a classroom in Lecco, Italy during a previous Global Intensive

Engineering students venture abroad for Global Intensives

May 15, 2019

Engineering students are fanning out to Brazil, Uganda, Rwanda and Italy this week for the conclusion of a unique type of course that blends classroom instruction with short but significant international experiences. Global Intensives–piloted by CU Boulder for the first time in spring 2018–are short-term global programs embedded into on-campus, faculty-led courses. All include a 10- to 12-day immersion abroad that complements and expands on the material studied throughout the semester.

Ensign Gemma Nowak

College graduates six new Navy officers

May 13, 2019

Six recent graduates in Engineering and Applied Science were commissioned into the United States Navy as brand new ensigns, and all of them will now enter into active duty in various capacities to serve the nation.