The College of Engineering and Applied Science is honored to recognize the accomplishments of first-generation students as they achieve a new milestone for themselves, their families and their communities in obtaining a degree from CU Boulder.
Renae Marshall, the College of Arts and Sciences’ Outstanding Graduate for spring 2021, produced an “impressive” thesis examining the fate of more than 700 decarbonization bills in the past five years.
Read from a few of the many talented, motivated and innovative students who are graduating and starting on their next adventure. As they become Forever Buffs, they leave their inspirational legacies––with advice and reflection––for those who follow.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, sophomore Sophie Woods and the Engineers Without Borders Puerto Rico team faced difficulties due to the inability to travel. They made the difficult decision to suspend the Puerto Rico project and began searching for creative opportunities to bring engineering solutions to under-resourced communities.
When local students began learning remotely because of COVID-19, graduate students in the Department of Theatre & Dance partnered with Boulder Valley School District to help keep kids with a range of learning needs moving and engaged.
Meet PortaVax, a portable vaccine carrier that can keep up to 250 vaccine doses cold for several days using insulation and dry ice. Students are still testing the device and tweaking its design, but they say early results are promising.