Alumnus Kevin Martin

Time magazine names CU Boulder spinoff a top invention

Dec. 10, 2021

Kevin Martin's startup, Unspun, earned Time's best invention of 2021 accolade. The alumnus’ 3D-weaving machine can produce a seamless pair of jeans. The technology was first prototyped in a Department of Mechanical Engineering's senior design course.

Embankment in Ecuador

Grad heads research on ground improvement technique ahead of earthquakes

Dec. 9, 2021

Alumnus Juan Carlos Tiznado is the lead author on a new paper that helps engineers better understand and predict the “liquefaction” hazard during earthquakes and more reliably mitigate it.

Elle Sandifer

Alumni spotlight: Working with Sanergy to address international sanitation challenges

Dec. 2, 2021

Elle Sandifer is a 2020 graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, she worked as a process engineer with Sanergy to address urban sanitation challenges in Nairobi, Kenya.

Lauren Spaulding

Alumna and diversity advocate joins future-focused Thalea String Quartet

Sept. 21, 2021

Viola performance graduate Lauren Spaulding, a CU alumna and diversity, equity and inclusion advocate, this month joined the acclaimed Thalea String Quartet at the University of Maryland.

Lindsay Kirk

Alumna looks to give back through new NASA envoy program

Sept. 21, 2021

Lindsay Kirk, who was an aerospace engineering graduate in 2008, works for NASA and is part of a new envoy program that will help build collaboration between the agency and the university.

Katie Kramer

Boettcher Foundation CEO Katie Kramer talks leadership

Aug. 31, 2021

CU Boulder alumna Katie Kramer found her calling at the helm of a leadership-focused foundation.

Melissa Stockwell at Rio Paralympics

To watch this weekend: Melissa Stockwell at the Paralympics

Aug. 27, 2021

Forever Buff Melissa Stockwell is representing Team USA at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Not her first time on the world stage, Stockwell is competing in triathlon. She also gave a repeat performance as a flag bearer at the opening ceremonies.

Recyclable materials and cans

CU alum creates robots to sort recyclables

Aug. 25, 2021

Matanya Horowitz's company produces artificial intelligence-aided robots to automate identifying, sorting and processing the myriad items that are collected for recycling—at a rate the company says is twice as fast as humans and 99% accurate.

Sage Hurta

Alumna Sage Hurta honored as co-Pac-12 woman of the year

Aug. 19, 2021

The University of Colorado track and field aluma Sage Hurta was named a Co-Pac-12 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee along with USC’s Anna Cockrell.

Flora Duffy at Tokyo Olympics

CU alum Flora Duffy adds page to comeback story with historic Olympic win

Aug. 19, 2021

CU Boulder aluma Flora Duffy took first place in the Tokyo Olympics women’s triathlon, securing Bermuda’s first gold medal in Olympics history.