Kelsea Keenan

Undergraduate Student of the Month - Kelsea Keenan

March 4, 2019

Kelsea Keenan works at the ITLL, was the President of Theta Tau and was awarded the ImagineCU mechanical mentorship role. She would like to work with energy systems to create sustainable solutions to fight climate change and would like to be a role model to women in STEM fields.

Gabe Rodriguez portrait

Undergraduate Student of the Month - Gabe Rodriguez

Jan. 1, 2019

My name is Gabe Rodriguez. I was born in San Jose, CA, but I moved to Highlands Ranch, CO nearly 13 years ago. I'm currently a senior in Mechanical Engineering and am also minoring in Computer Science. I plan to spend another year in school to finish with a BS/MS...

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...

Curtis Huggins

Research Spotlight - Curtis Huggins

April 27, 2018

During the summer of my sophomore year my dad and I built a 20’x30’x18’ active solar greenhouse which circulates air between two plenums connected by 900 ft of perforated corrugated pipe within a 3000 cubic foot soil heatsink below the greenhouse. The system captures daytime heat and moisture, stores it...

Levi Pearson

Research Spotlight - Levi Pearson

March 19, 2018

I am a BS/MS student in my fifth year with Dr. Mark Rentschler in his lab the Advanced Medical Technologies Laboratory (AMTL). I started in the AMTL during my Junior year, working on fabricating soft robots. My research in undergrad focused mainly on molding and fabricating different geometries for a...

Noah Kaiser

Undergraduate Student of the Month - Noah Kaiser

March 14, 2018

My name is Noah Kaiser and I'm originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico. I am incredibly grateful for the community of students, staff, faculty, and others who have made the experience of pursuing my bachelor's degree in the ME program transformative for me. I am most passionate about applying engineering...

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...

Issac Ross

Undergraduate Student of the Month - Issac Ross

Feb. 27, 2018

I am a BS/MS student with a focus in mechatronics and controls, and am preparing to graduate this spring, whereupon I will be moving to Utah to work at Orbital ATK on rockets! Under Dr. Ruben's mentorship I have pursued the dreams of robotics that drove me to be an...

Timothy Werder

Timothy Werder

Feb. 27, 2018

My research experience began at CU Boulder under the direction of a graduate student, Bret Boyle, and his advisor, Prof. Garret Miyake, of the Materials Science and Engineering Department as well as the Chemistry Department. Prof. Miyake then moved his lab to the Department of Chemistry within Colorado State University,...