2018 graduates process onto Folsom Field

Presenting tomorrow’s leaders: The class of 2022

April 28, 2022

Read from some of the many talented, motivated and innovative students who are graduating and starting on their next adventures. As they become Forever Buffs, they leave their inspirational legacies—with advice and reflection—for those who follow.

person planting a plant in a garden

Homegrown community engagement sprouts in Fort Morgan, Colorado

April 26, 2022

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of international travel, Mortenson Center graduate student Britta Bergstrom pivoted her field-based practicum in Tanzania to a community-engaged garden in her home state.

Briar Goldwyn, right, and Cole Velasquez in Puerto Rico

Doctoral candidate reflects on research, partnerships in Puerto Rico

April 12, 2022

Briar Goldwyn is researching multi-hazard housing safety and disaster risk reduction at CU Boulder. She recently returned from fieldwork in Puerto Rico and has been active there for years.

Engineering building

An inside look: Undergraduate research with the Animal Inspired Motion and Robotics Lab

April 5, 2022

Riley McGill is a sophomore who has been helping build a small, six-legged robot in Professor Kaushik Jayaram’s Animal Inspired Motion and Robotics Lab.

Mayhoffer Farm

Students help preserve farm as a crucial urban buffer

March 7, 2022

As part of their capstone project for the Master’s of the Environment program, three graduate students worked with local communities to create a plan for the Mayhoffer Farm’s ongoing success.

Will Loughlin

Student Will Loughlin is a rare walk-on scholarship winner

Feb. 10, 2022

Will Loughlin, a senior in computer science, went from being a lacrosse player with a passion for intramural basketball to being a walk-on for the CU's men's basketball team—the first time this has happened in at least 12 years.

Jennifer Kaphammer

Silver and Gold Music Scholar’s interdisciplinary approach to music

Jan. 27, 2022

Scholarship recipient Jennifer Kaphammer—a first-year student majoring in music technology—shares how the scholarship impacts and inspires her future in music and technology.

Brown dwarf planet and stars

Astronomy undergraduate wins major scholarship at Cambridge

Jan. 13, 2022

Spencer Hurt, a senior who started his college career without any experience in astrophysics, is one of 16 students to win a 2022–23 Churchill Scholarship, which supports a year of graduate study at Cambridge University.

Zoe Fleming

Analyzing and explaining why complex issues exist

Dec. 22, 2021

With a dual degree in communication and sociology, Zoe Fleming is adept at analyzing and explaining why complex issues exist, in an effort to solve them. Fleming is CMCI's December 2021 William W. White Outstanding Graduate, awarded to the student with the highest GPA in the college.

Leah Rivera

A helper with a passion for justice

Dec. 22, 2021

Leah Rivera is the rare recipient of two awards bestowed by the College of Engineering and Applied Science: the Community Impact Award and the Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Award.