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Letter From the Editor - 'Facing the Future' Issue

Engineering has the potential to be transformative, but we need to maintain a balanced perspective to prepare for the challenges ahead. Dear Readers, This semester marks a big transition for the student body at the University of Colorado. After the majority of students attended school remotely for over a year,...

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Modern Wildfires Require Large-Scale Solutions

As wildfires in Boulder and in the West continue to worsen, the Global Supertanker is a much needed technology. Two weeks after finishing her wildland firefighting training with the Boulder Emergency Squad, Aerospace Engineering Master’s student Rydell Stottlemyer was called to the scene of the Calwood Fire on Saturday, October...

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The Gross Reservoir Dam Expansion: Denver Water v. Boulder County

After a multi-year legal battle over the Gross Reservoir Dam Expansion, Boulder County and Denver Water settled on a $12.5 million agreement. For Boulder County, this decision was not the favored outcome. Nestled in the mountains, about 26 miles from Boulder via Flagstaff road, Gross Reservoir holds a portion of...