Angela Boag

Angela Boag, ENVS Ph.D. Alum, promoted to the position of Assistant Director for Climate, Forest Health and Energy

June 15, 2021

As an Assistant Director Angela will help position the Department as we implement the Governor’s and State’s priorities on climate change, protecting communities from wildfires, promoting forest health and restoration, and moving forward on protecting public health and the environment while managing our state’s oil and natural gas resources.”

Steak being cut

Meat substitute miracle that uses 99% less water and land, and emits 99% less carbon dioxide

Nov. 8, 2020

CU grads Tyler Huggins (Ph.D. Environmental Engineering) and Justin Whiteley have formed a successful startup known as Meati Foods in NE Boulder, which grows lab-cultured mycelium indoors in stainless steel tanks, similar to those used to brew beer. The process uses 99% less water and land, and emits 99% less carbon dioxide than conventionally produced animal protein. Meati Foods has already attracted $28.2 million in investment funding and cultivates a scalable protein product that is remarkably similar in texture to steak and chicken cutlets, a viable market competitor to companies like Impossible (burger) and Beyond Meat.

Dane in the leaves of maui

Dane Dostert, ENVS Alum, Helps Make Maui Sustainable

Sept. 27, 2019

“I’m really thankful to CU, which game me this sort of cross-pollination and promotion of interdisciplinary skills,” he says. “I’m able to engage in these seemingly disconnected pursuits in one place. That’s kind of cool.”

students observing honeybees

Rachael Kaspar, ENVS Alum, Researches Honeybee Hive & Behavior

Aug. 2, 2018

ENVS undergraduates get the opportunity to do some pretty fabulous research! CU Boulder Today highlights ENVS alumn, Rachael Kaspar, who studied the secret lives and social behavior of honeybees. Kaspar graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EBIO) and Environmental Studies (ENVS) with a minor in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC). She is the lead author of a scientific article in Animal Behavior based on her undergraduate honors thesis about honeybee behavior, which shows experienced fanner honey bees influence younger, inexperienced bees to fan their colony to cool it down.

CSTPR Alum, Joel Gratz. Photo: Megan Gilman

Joel Gratz, ENVS Alum, Creates 14er Forecast App

March 8, 2017

Meteorologist Joel Gratz takes weather prediction off the beaten path. Gratz, founder of the skier-beloved forecast company OpenSnow and alumnus of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) at the University of Colorado Boulder, recently created a new app for iPhones that provides forecasts for hikers of Colorado’s...