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Grad student, Jay Arehart, wins Bridge Builder of the Year

March 24, 2017

Not many students have built three footbridges in their college career, but since his sophomore year, architectural engineering graduate Jay Arehart has worked to build and lead the CU Boulder chapter of Bridges to Prosperity (B2P). The student chapter has built hundreds of footbridges across the world to provide communities with safe access over dangerous rivers to healthcare, education and markets.

David Pfotenhauer

Doctoral students work on better air quality

March 24, 2017

When David Pfotenhauer decided to pursue a PhD at CU Boulder, he knew that he wanted to specialize in an application-based science that would allow him get out into communities and use his knowledge to address public issues. As a current doctoral student in Mechanical Engineering, David joined CU Engage's 2016-17 cohort of Community-Based Research (CBR) Graduate Fellows. He became the newest member of an ongoing research project, a collaboration between CU Boulder and the Denver-based organization Taking Neighborhood Health to Heart (TNH2H). He began working to further the research that his colleague, CU Boulder CBR Fellow (2015-16) and Civil Engineering doctoral student Ashley Collier, had begun the year before in response to community concerns about air quality, contaminants and environmental health. David’s role in the project is to investigate air quality and radon levels in northeast Denver, one of the areas in which TNH2H members live.

SpaceX Dragon Resupply Capsule

SpaceX launch carrying CU Boulder BioServe cargo

March 8, 2017

Derek Driggs

Derek Driggs receives Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Feb. 27, 2017

You might call someone like Derek Driggs a big-data whisperer, looking through enormous sets of computational information to find what's corrupt or missing. Driggs studies applied mathematics and has become the third CU Boulder student ever to receive the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, established in 2000, for doctoral studies at Cambridge University in England. The highly competitive award is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Hidden Figures event a big success

Feb. 17, 2017

On January 20, The BOLD Center co-sponsored a special viewing of the movie Hidden Figures for students. Initial demand was so large, a second theater was added. All in all, more than 400 students, faculty, staff, and alumni attended the event, which was preceded by a talk by Dean of...

Clare Wise

Alumna Clare Wise wins Pac-12 Leadership Award

Dec. 6, 2016

Recent graduate Clare Wise has won the Pac-12 Leadership Award and a $3,000 postgraduate scholarship. Wise, who graduated in spring 2016 with a degree in chemical engineering, also was a member of the CU Boulder alpine ski team and served as co-chair of the Pac-12 Student-Athlete Leadership Team. The award...

ASPIRE students

ASPIRE also has a big year!

Aug. 31, 2016

ASPIRE Summer Bridge is a residential academic program for incoming first-year students admitted to the College. The one week program provides social connections for the new students, academic projects, and fun team-building exercises. This year's program, which took place July 9-15, 2016, had the biggest class to date -- 45...

GoldShirt students at Gold Hill

GoldShirt Summer Bridge another success!

Aug. 31, 2016

This year's Summer Bridge experience for the GoldShirt program was our largest to date! Fifty new GoldShirt students participated in the two-week Summer Bridge this year. The program, July 8th to the 22nd, included a packed schedule of activities including academic strength assessments, workshops to teach success strategies, hands-on project...

Dean Robert Davis shakes the hand of Lockheed Martin Chief Technology Officer Keoki Jackson after a $3 million partnership forging new academic programs was announced

New partnership with Lockheed Martin forges research, career opportunities for students

Paige Anderson Arthur got hooked on science fiction and the prospect of space travel when she started watching Star Trek at age 13. Now, the Denver native is immersed in aerospace engineering at CU Boulder, which is why she joined in the celebration Thursday as a new $3 million partnership with global aerospace industry leader Lockheed Martin was announced.

Students

Engineering Plus helps students find a 'nontraditional niche'

Undergraduate engineering programs are not known for being flexible. Research shows engineering students get about 2 percent of their degree credit hours to devote to free electives, compared to almost a quarter of credit hours for their non-engineering peers. In 2013, the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU...

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