Stewart Woodward volunteering

Forever Buff helped troubleshoot Apollo 11 as the world watched

May 22, 2020

It was less than three hours until Apollo 11 was set to leave planet Earth, and Stew Woodward had found a leak in the line supplying liquid hydrogen fuel to the massive Saturn V rocket. The first manned mission to the moon was in jeopardy.

Anna Blakney

Alumna's educational journey led her to the fight against COVID-19

May 5, 2020

Anna Blakney, a third-generation alumna of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, is among the researchers working to develop a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus at Imperial College London.

Jason, Suzi, Jacob and Sami Jewett pause from food preparation in their Bamen Ramen food truck.

Engineering alumna's family food truck serves hospital staff in Portland

May 5, 2020

In the era of coronavirus, helping one another takes many forms. For Suzi Jewett and her family, it took the form of noodles and dumplings served to medical professionals in northwest Portland, Oregon.

A photo representing mask donations to CU Boulder

Engineering alumnus leads Shanghai chapter mask donation

April 29, 2020

The Shanghai alumni chapter is among numerous CU Boulder affiliates supporting fellow Buffs through the coronavirus pandemic. A group of alumni donated 1,200 masks to CU Boulder, which were distributed to campus health care workers and first responders.

David Shirkey

MBA alumnus helps spearhead new product to sanitize masks during pandemic

April 16, 2020

Amid a massive shortage of medical supplies due to the global pandemic, David Shirkey (MBA’09) is helping lead his company’s effort to help the situation in the U.S.

Lincoln McBride, far left, seen with his family

Key coronavirus testing technology has CU Boulder tie

April 13, 2020

Second-generation CU Buff and Boulder native Lincoln McBride helped pioneer technology used to test for COVID-19, and he credits his success in part to scientists at his alma mater.

Savannah Sellers with teen activists and viewers of Stay Tuned at a march for climate change action in Brooklyn, New York.

Snapchat journalist keeps millions of young viewers coming back

April 8, 2020

For Savannah Sellers (Jour’13), an eighth-grade visit to the Today show plaza led to a career title that didn't exist at the time—Snapchat news host. Today, as the host of NBC News' Stay Tuned, she is among those leading the way for news reporting on social media platforms.

Katy Fetters

Recent grad builds cerebral palsy community one Instagram post at a time

April 1, 2020

As an activist and recent graduate from CMCI’s Media and Public Engagement master’s program, Katy Fetters is harnessing the power of social media to redefine what it means to have a disability.

Jack and Jeannie Thompson

Supporter spotlight: Jeannie and Jack Thompson

Feb. 20, 2020

Longtime College of Music supporters Jeannie and Jack Thompson's most recent gift to the college was given to name the dean’s office in the expanded Imig building in honor of Bruce and Marcy Benson.

Stock image of roses

CU Boulder pioneer was well-versed in love

Feb. 12, 2020

By the time Timothy William Stanton graduated from CU Boulder in 1883, he’d obviously made an impression upon the other six students in his class.