Andrew Kramer outside in a canyon

PhD student’s work could map caves on moon and Mars 

Jan. 8, 2019

Andrew Kramer is working on his PhD Assistant Professor Christoffer Heckman. His thesis is in computational modeling of complex systems and is funded through the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship.

Kristyn Sample

From there to here: a nontraditional path to an aerospace career

Jan. 8, 2019

Kristyn Sample struggled to find her place after high school. The Columbia, Missouri native was getting by working waitressing jobs around Kansas City, but knew she wanted more. Now 27, Sample has graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder as an aerospace engineer, is newly married, has left a legacy...

A drone in the woods

CU Engineers want drones to go subterranean to save lives after earthquakes

Jan. 8, 2019

CU Boulder engineering professor Sean Humbert is leading a team in a national competition, the Subterranean Challenge. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency gifted the university a $4.5 million grant to fund Humbert's team.

An astronaut on a spacewalk.

Students designing augmented reality system for astronauts

Dec. 20, 2018

NASA is turning to university students for help with the next big space technology – augmented reality. The University of Colorado Boulder has been selected by NASA as one of 16 colleges to participate in the Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students (SUITS) 2019 challenge. The mission? To develop an...

Joss Gitlin, Andrew Shepherd and Julian Torres troubleshoot their safecracking robot in the BTU Lab

Safecracking class teaches engineering skills, ethical hacking

Dec. 17, 2018

Instructors Alicia Gibb and Nathan Seidle (ElEngr'04) are challenging their students to stretch their engineering and design skills to solve a real-world problem in an environment that lets them feel like secret agents for the semester.

Students with gyroscopic cup holder project

Student projects on display at Design Expo on Dec. 8

Dec. 4, 2018

Projects from dozens of budding engineers will be on display Saturday, Dec. 8 at CU Boulder. The fall Design Expo, hosted by the Integrated Teaching & Learning Laboratory , will be held from 10:30-12:30 on Dec. 8. The event is free and open to the public. The expo features student...

Ethics Tech Competition flyer

Ethics Tech Competition offers $10K scholarship prize

Dec. 3, 2018

CU Boulder’s Interdisciplinary Ethics Tech Competition on Feb. 9 gives students a chance to wrestle with a real-world ethics problem in collaboration with a diverse team of students studying law, business, engineering, communication, journalism, ITP, information science or computer science. This year’s case features a tech company grappling with ethical...

Students on Sweden street during study abroad

To infinity and beyond: New global aerospace + co-op degree track offered

Nov. 11, 2018

Graduate with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, minor in computer science, study abroad experience and co-op work experience in just five years.

Asmita Dhakal

Asmita Dhakal, CompSci'20

Oct. 15, 2018

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Why did you choose engineering at CU Boulder? I was exposed to CU Engineering when I got invited to attend a week long program @ CU Boulder called ASPIRE though the BOLD center before attending my first semester @ CU. In the one week span I came to love...

A team of 4 students posing with their Search and Rescue Assistants

Incoming engineering students complete summer bridge program

Aug. 10, 2018

On July 20, 78 incoming engineering students from the ASPIRE and GoldShirt scholarship programs completed a two-week intensive summer bridge program hosted by the BOLD Center. ASPIRE (Achieving Success, Persistence, Interest, and Retention in Engineering) is a scholarship program for incoming first-year and pre-engineering students who are underrepresented in STEM...