Virginia Ferguson


University of Colorado at Boulder
Associate Professor | Department of Mechanical Engineering
Member | BioFrontiers Institute
Associate | Materials Science and Engineering Program & Biomedical Engineering Program

University of Colorado School of Medicine
Clinical Research Professor | Department of Orthopaedics
Clinical Research Professor | Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Awards and Honors

2018- Hudson Moore Endowed Professor, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado

Faculty Success Program, FSP, National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Awarded Scholarship to Attend Spring 2020 FSP from Leadership Education for Advancement and Promotion, University of Colorado

2020 Innovative Grant Program Recipient for Inflammation-Induced Degeneration of Uterosacral Ligaments in Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Research and Innovation Office, University of Colorado
2018-2019  BOLD Center Faculty Fellow, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado
2016-2017 Faculty Leadership Institute, University of Colorado
2016-2017 Dean’s Faculty Leadership Advancement Group (FLAG), College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado
2015 Dean’s Faculty Fellowship – Sabbatical Research Supplement
2015 Orthopaedic Research Society Collaborative Exchange Award
2013 Innovative Seed Grant Award for Thermal Fusion in Arteries, University of Colorado
2013 Dean’s Faculty Fellowship Award, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado
2012 Implementation of Multicultural Perspectives and Approaches in Research and Teaching (IMPART) Faculty Fellowship Award Program for "Assessing the role of trust in mentored engineering research experiences", Office of Diversity and Equity, University of Colorado
2011 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
2010 Chancellor's Faculty Award for Excellence in STEM Education for “Assessing YOU’RE@CU: A New Program to Promote Diversity in Engineering”, University of Colorado
2007 Junior Faculty Development Award (JFDA), Council on Research and Creative Work; University of Colorado
2006 Leadership, Excellence, Achievement, and Diversity Alliance (LEAD) Faculty Appreciation Award, University of Colorado
2006 Council on Research and Creative Work (CRCW) Seed Grant Recipient; University of Colorado