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CU Students Build All-Electric Frisco House and Win Solar Decathlon

July 12, 2021

Since 2017, a team of 30 CU Boulder students and faculty has worked to build an all-electric house in one of the coldest towns in the lower 48 states: Fraser, Colorado. They completed the 1,176-square-foot project in April. The world took notice. In April 2021, they won first place in...

The three winners

Three students make a splash with American Water Works Association scholarships

July 8, 2021

A trio of University of Colorado Boulder environmental engineering students have earned scholarships from the American Water Works Association. PhD student Duong Nguyen and master’s students Nadia Jorgenson and Michael Hernandez have each earned 2021 scholarships from AWWA, a water industry non-profit. Learn more about the honorees and their awards...

The team at Coors Field

First-place solar decathlon winners receive visit from US secretary of energy, US senator

July 6, 2021

CU Boulder first-place solar decathlon team members met with U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper during a Colorado Rockies game against the St. Louis Cardinals on July 1. The team was hosted and recognized by the secretary during her visit to Denver. Team members include...

Mark Hernandez

Mapping the microbe jungle on mass transit

June 23, 2021

Map showing distribution of viral contigs. A University of Colorado Boulder team is part of a major international effort to sample surfaces and the air on mass transit vehicles. Two major international journals have published articles on the research, which included teams from CU Boulder engineering gathering samples on RTD...

 CU Boulder alumna Halle Sago, left, and undergraduate student Ricardo Reyes, right, visit High Peaks Elementary School in Boulder, Colorado, to monitor air quality. (Credit: Glenn Asakawa/CU Boulder)

Air quality project breathes life back into Colorado classrooms

June 1, 2021

School may be out for summer, but cleaner indoor air may be here to stay in some Colorado classrooms. With support from the heating and ventilation company Carrier Global, Intel and the Colorado-based Ryan Innovation Group, engineers at CU Boulder have installed hundreds of air quality monitors in K-12 classrooms...

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Student design team wins Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association

May 26, 2021

A team of five senior students won the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association (RMWEA) competition. Congratulations Jack Costello, Caleigh Jensen, Spencer Lovell, Leah Rivera, and Lucas Wagoner! The competition allows for colleges and universities in the Rocky Mountain region who have formed Water Environment Federation (WEF)/American Water Works Association (AWWA)...

The winning team.

CU Boulder engineering students win 1st place in national Solar District Cup Competition

May 18, 2021

After working on their project for the entire academic year, University of Colorado Boulder engineering students placed first in a national design competition. The annual Solar District Cup Collegiate Design Competition is run through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the U.S. Department of Energy. The goal was to...

Shelly Miller

To prevent next pandemic, scientists say we must regulate air like food and water

May 13, 2021

Humans in the 21st century spend most of their time indoors, but the air we breathe inside buildings is not regulated to the same degree as the food we eat and the water we drink. A group of 39 researchers from 14 countries, including two from CU Boulder, say that...

Virtual Graduation Ceremony

Watch the Spring 2021 CEAE and EVEN Virtual Graduation Ceremony

May 11, 2021

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and the Environmental Engineering Program would like to congratulate all of our 2021 bachelor of science, master of science, and doctor of philosophy graduates! We held a special live virtual graduation ceremony on May 7, 2021. If you missed it or want...

Abbie Weeks

Environmental Engineering senior earns award for academic excellence and community service

May 5, 2021

Environmental Engineering senior Abbie Weeks has earned the 2021 Silver Medal Award from the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The honor recognizes graduating seniors who embody the values of academic excellence, personal integrity, professionalism and community service. Congratulations Abbie! Below she talks about her work, time at CU Boulder,...

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