The CU Boulder Outreach Awards Committee is composed of faculty and staff from multiple academic disciplines.

The committee meets each spring to review proposals and selects outstanding projects that meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Respond to a direct request made by a school or community group
  • Establish a long-term relationship with a group or community
  • Serve a community with limited access to CU Boulder programs
  • Make the work of CU Boulder’s distinguished faculty accessible to the public
  • Involve CU Boulder undergraduate and graduate students in project development, implementation and or/evaluation

Professor Joseph Ryan
Committee Chair
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
College of Engineering and Applied Science

Professor Kristen A. Carpenter
Director of the American Indian Law Program
Colorado Law

Associate Professor Jennifer Hayghe
Department of Piano and Keyboard
College of Music

Assistant Professor Jingchun Li
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

Associate Professor Enrique López
Department of STEM Education
School of Education

Instructor Gregor MacGregor
Masters of the Environment Graduate Program
Research Fellow, Colorado Law

David Meens
Director, Office for Outreach and Engagement
Faculty Affiliate, School of Education

Senior Instructor Don Oest
Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Leeds School of Business

Associate Professor Cecilia Pang
Department of Theatre & Dance
College of Arts and Sciences

Associate Professor Leah Sprain
College of Media, Communication and Information

Professor Katharine Suding
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research