Samantha Palma

"I love the challenge and excitement that is involved with engineering." - Samantha Palma #ILookLikeAnEngineer

Sept. 24, 2018

#ILookLikeAnEngineer What does the #iLookLikeAnEngineer hashtag mean to you? There is no good way to explain to someone how it feels to be degraded because people do not think that you could be an engineer, whether it is because of your gender, race, height, intelligence, etc. I've felt it. I...

Natasha Ouellette

"#ILookLikeAnEngineer is about confronting our biases about what we expect from engineers." - Natasha Ouellette

June 29, 2018

When I moved to Boulder and started classes, it took me almost three weeks to stop being so excited about college that I wasn't stressed at all. When the novelty began to wear off, I was suddenly hit with a wave of feeling anxious, out-of-place, like I was drifting without...

Caitlyn Hughes

"The BOLD Center staff has stuck with me the entire journey and has been that family that every engineering student needs." - Caitlyn Hughes

March 9, 2018

My favorite engineering experience would have to be putting on the events that I do for the Girl Scouts to learn about engineering. I can't describe the feeling I get when I have these girls come up to me after the event, telling me how excited they are to one...

#ILookLikeAnEngineer collage of students.


What does a CU engineer look like? Let us show you! The Department of Mechanical Engineering and entire College of Engineering and Applied Science, in collaboration with the BOLD Center, has joined the #ILookLikeAnEngineer campaign to showcase the diverse range of people who pursue engineering.