First-year female engineering students shown attending welcome BBQ.

CU Boulder leads the charge toward gender parity in engineering

April 8, 2024

CU Boulder's journey toward gender parity in engineering is a clear signal that diversity in STEM is achievable. In just two decades, CEAS has transformed its engineering landscape, growing its female undergraduate class from 18% in 2003 to 30% in 2023. CEAS’s fall 2023 class, includes 41% female students, up 27% from two decades ago. CU Boulder clinched a top spot in 2022 for the highest percentage of first-year female engineering students from the American Society for Engineering Education.

Keala Gapin shows a poster

Meet Keala Gapin, CU Boulder Astronaut Scholar

Sept. 5, 2023

Keala Gapin, a chemical and biological engineering senior, is the recipient of a 2023 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, an organization founded by the Mercury 7 astronauts and sustained by successive generations of NASA astronauts.

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Canceled concrete canoe competition doesn’t dampen CEAE students’ enthusiasm

May 3, 2023

This year 15 CU Boulder civil and architectural engineering students spent more than 60 hours constructing a concrete canoe. Despite the open water races being canceled due to cold temperatures, CU Boulder students did well in other ASCE competitions, taking second place in both the non-technical paper and innovation challenge and third place in both the technical paper and surveying competitions.

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ChBE seniors take home 25 percent of CEAS graduating student awards

April 18, 2023

Ten graduating seniors from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering earned Graduating Student Awards from the College of Engineering and Applied Science this year.