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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.

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Applied Math students are winning big

May 9, 2019

This year, the department organized and coached 12 teams comprising 35 students in the international Mathematical Contest in Modeling. This contest involves 99 hours of intensive mathematical modeling, which is the process of using visual mathematical aids like graphs, scatterplots, diagrams, equations, to represent real-world situations.

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Nanotechnology open house brings together researchers from across campus

May 7, 2019

The Materials Characterization Facility in the Colorado Shared Instrumentation in Nanofabrication and Characterization (COSINC) successfully hosted a focused ion beam (FIB) event in mid-April.

A student demonstrates his healthcare-related project to a young Expo visitor.

Build, break and rebuild: Expo celebrates student perseverance

April 30, 2019

More than 140 student teams from six College of Engineering and Applied Science units ringed the Indoor Practice Field to show off their capstone and graduate projects, which Dean Bobby Braun hailed as “truly innovative.”

The drone named TTwistor3 approaching a supercell thunderstorm in southern South Dakota.

CU researchers using drones to study tornadoes over Central Plains

April 30, 2019

Researchers from CU Boulder will fly drones into severe storms this spring and in 2020 in one of the largest and most ambitious drone-based investigations of meteorological phenomena ever.

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You’re@CU Research Symposium set for April 29

April 23, 2019

Twenty-five YOU’ RE@CU Undergraduate Research Students will present their work in a poster session from 5-6 p.m. on April 29 in the Engineering Center lobby.

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Veterans challenge CU Boulder capstone students to design for improved quality of life

April 23, 2019

Mechanical engineering capstone teams working with QL+ had two primary aims: making an impact on a wounded veteran’s life and putting mechanical skills to the test. They designed a luggage carrier device for wheelchair users and a disabled swimmer lift system.

Siemens Gamesa capstone design project testing drones

Siemens Gamesa partners with CU students to develop drone-based monitoring system for wind turbines

April 23, 2019

CU Boulder engineering students are finalizing an infrared imaging system that will allow a user to monitor subsurface features in wind turbine blades, an invention that could make wind turbine repair safer, faster and more cost-efficient.