CU Boulder Next's inaugural event in Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 24 was a rousing success! The event brought hundreds of alumni, parents, prospective students and university friends together at L.A. Live for an afternoon of knowledge, laughter and connection.
In the TED Talk-style BuffTalks, we learned about the "world's coldest stuff" from 2001 Nobel Laureate Eric Cornell, student Alan Sanchez' experience as a DACA recipient, the myth of meritocracy from Leeds' Stefanie Johnson and the merging of art and robotics from CMCI's Michael Theodore.
Breakout sessions included a special look at the poetry of pop music, new insights into regenerative medicine and a glimpse into the future of immersive technology.
The event concluded with a dazzling reception themed with old and new haunts of University Hill and the premiere of "The Light Shines On," a film detailing CU Boulder's history. During the reception, attendees mingled with alumni including Fox Sports' Joel Klatt and "South Park" lead animator Eric Stough creating new memories over a shared bond — CU Boulder.
CU Boulder Next brings the university to you.
Check out BuffTalks, CU’s version of the TED Talk, from our event in Washington, D.C., to experience to experience our cutting-edge research, the diversity of our academic programs and how we’re positively impacting humanity.
A Journey of Discovery
Madalyn Kern’s (MechEngr’12; PhD’16) company, ReForm, created an adjustable, low-cost prosthetic socket for amputees.
Academic Futures: Rethinking the University, The Future of Learning and Discovery
CU Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore
My Dream at CU
Student Alan Sanchez (AeroEngr: BS’17; MS’18)
The (Art) Machines Are Coming!
Michael Theodore, College of Music and Atlas Institute