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.
Check out our inspiring BuffTalks speakers from previous CU Boulder Next events.
The World's Coldest Stuff
2001 Nobel Laureate in Physics Eric Cornell works with CU students on “world’s coldest stuff.”
A Journey of Discovery
Madalyn Kern’s (MechEngr’12; PhD’16) company, ReForm, created an adjustable, low-cost prosthetic socket for amputees.
The Myth of Meritocracy and What's Next for Business
Stefanie Johnson addresses how unconscious bias affects the workplace and what we can do to confront it.
From the 3D printer to Post-it notes, CU Boulder’s impact is seen all over the world
Current CU in DC
Current CU Boulder student Hannah Daniel (IntlAf’19)
Inside Trump's Press Corp
Fox News White House Correspondent Kevin Corke (Jour’88; MA’02)
Animation Director and Producer of South Park Eric Stough (Film’95).