CU alumni at Lockheed Martin Space pose for a photo

Asteroid probe scoops up alumni

Dec. 3, 2018

After traveling for more than one billion miles, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at the asteroid Bennu on Dec. 3. CU Boulder graduates have played a big role in that historic encounter.

Tom Windham

Alumni in Focus: Passion for education born in civil rights struggle

Oct. 23, 2018

Known for creating learning and mentoring communities, Tom Windham credits his experience participating in the 1963 March on Washington for propelling him toward a keen interest in education.

F-35 pilots Tucker "Cinco" Hamilton and Aaron "Amber" Frey

Alumni in Focus: F-35 pilots take parallel paths from middle school to Mach 1.6

Aug. 7, 2018

Middle school friends Tucker "Cinco" Hamilton and Aaron "Amber" Frey reacquainted as aerospace engineering majors and then again, years later, as two of the U.S. military's ace test pilots.

Kim Christiansen

Alumni in Focus: CMCI alumna is new voice of Denver's airport train

March 1, 2018

Longtime 9News anchor and CMCI alumna Kim Christiansen will be the new female voice of Denver International Airport's "Train Call" announcements.

Madalyn Kern stands in the Idea Forge with a prosthetic leg

Alumni in Focus: Adjustable prosthesis offers mobility to the masses

Nov. 21, 2017

As an amputee's residual limb inevitably changes shape, the prosthetic leg socket will no longer fit, becoming nearly useless. Enter CU Boulder mechanical engineering PhD graduate Madalyn Kern.

Wiley B. Rutledge pets dog

First U.S. Supreme Court justice from CU known as model of collegiality

June 29, 2017

Often overlooked due to his short tenure, Wiley B. Rutledge was the first CU Boulder graduate to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. He was sworn in 19 years before Byron White joined the nation's highest court.

Brothers display their insect food product including crickets on a plate.

Alumni innovate locally and globally

June 15, 2017

From bringing a family recipe to the hot sauce market; to helping debut an all-female orchestra in Afghanistan; and normalizing the superfood of insects in the American diet, CU Boulder alumni are innovating near and far.

Charlie visits with customers at Boulder Farmer's Market

2 CU grads are cooking up Guatemalan hot sauce using family recipes

June 13, 2017

Cousins Juan and Charlie Stewart, both CU Boulder alumni, are carving out a space for themselves in the hot sauce market using Guatemalan family recipes and locally-sourced ingredients.

Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra Zohra

With a CU mentor, Afghan girls embrace music

June 12, 2017

For years, the Taliban banned music in Afghanistan. Now the country's first dedicated music school has debuted an all-female orchestra, with CU Boulder music alumna and mentor Allegra Boggess to thank.

art installation at 2017 Venice Bienniale

Two alumni featured in Venice Biennale 2017

June 5, 2017

Two bodies of work exhibited in an official satellite site of Venice Biennale 2017, the oldest and arguably most prestigious visual arts event in the world, share close ties to CU Boulder.

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