Markos Scheer in front of lake, mountains

Alumni in Focus: Lawyer, political science grad leaps into kelp farming

May 24, 2019

Experts say aquaculture will play an important role in feeding the world’s burgeoning population, which is why CU Boulder alumnus Markos Scheer is launching a new career in kelp farming.

Congressman Joe Neguse

Alumni in Focus: The congressman, Joe Neguse

April 18, 2019

Former CU Boulder Student Body President Joe Neguse made a name for himself in Colorado. Now he’s doing it in Washington, D.C.

Kimberly Hess with mountain range in background

Alumni in Focus: Climbing the 7 summits

March 26, 2019

Over seven years, Kimberly Hess and brother Steven climbed the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents. Next up: A trek to Earth’s poles.

SoulCycle co-founder and CU alumna Elizabeth Cutler

Alumni in Focus: The birth of SoulCycle

March 14, 2019

In 2015, SoulCycle co-founder Elizabeth Cutler launched a spin sensation. The key to her success? A focus on community.

Christopher Bell poses with Gamora and Black Widow action figures

Alumni in Focus: Fighting for female superheroes

Jan. 30, 2019

UCCS professor and Pixar consultant Christopher Bell has some ideas about how Hollywood can do better. And thanks to his 2015 TEDx Talk, he's found significant influence in the entertainment industry.

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.