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...

Two Girls Inc. Eureka! students in the midst of testing their water filters

Girls Inc. Eureka! students design small scale water filters

July 26, 2018

Earlier this summer, the BOLD Center hosted 30 female high school students from the Denver-Metro area in partnership with the Girls Inc. Eureka! Program. Through their participation in this program, these girls had been exposed to the prospect of higher education and STEM careers—meaning they came well-prepared with questions regarding...

Students crowd around a bridge to wait for judging results

Roaring Fork students draw on experience to engineer bridges

June 29, 2018

A group of 100 rising high school juniors from the Roaring Fork Pre-Collegiate Program were able to bridge what they knew about engineering to real experiences and answers at The BOLD Center last week. CU Boulder started the Pre-Collegiate Development Program for first generation middle and high school students in...

Representatives from each of the three finalist teams. CU Boulder professor Ivan Smalyukh and PhD student Andrew Hess are on the far left.

CU Boulder team wins 2018 NASA iTech Energy Cycle competition

June 25, 2018

Congratulations to Team iFeather for winning the 2018 NASA iTech Cycle II Energy competition! CU Boulder professor Ivan Smalyukh and PhD student Andrew Hess discuss iFeather. Watch the entire awards announcement livestream NASA iTech has selected CU Boulder as one of the top three teams from a group of 10...

Two children chat with the MindScribe stuffed zebra.

Computer science startup earns early childhood innovation prize

June 21, 2018

The prize provides $80,000 for the MindScribe team to keep working on their robotics technology, which includes a smartphone app that can be placed inside a friendly looking toy and prompts children to tell it about their project, like a drawing or Lego creation.

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Abraham Lincoln High School students undertake water filtration challenge

June 18, 2018

Last week, the BOLD Center hosted a group of Abraham Lincoln High School students who were participants of the College Track Program . Introduced to the school in 2016, College Track supports students from underserved communities in several states and remains involved until they complete their college degrees. As an...

Preview images of the app, showing makeup tutorials.

Students’ makeup app competes in New Venture Challenge finals

April 3, 2018

To help aspiring makeup artists, senior computer science majors Deekshitha Thumma and Rachel Platt have designed an app for sharing, organizing and discovering new makeup looks.

The team interacts with a real dog as part of their research.

Students building autonomous companion dog for people with dementia

March 23, 2018

Electrical and computer engineering undergraduate capstone team hopes to relieve the confusion, fear and isolation people with dementia feel by designing a robotic animal that will provide a companionable presence.

The University of Colorado Boulder NASA BIG Idea Challenge Team.

CU Boulder earns 2nd place in NASA BIG Idea Mars competition

March 19, 2018

The engineering design competition enlists university teams from across the nation to develop creative solutions to some of the agency’s most relevant challenges.

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