Shankar Lalit Ridhar

Meet engineering’s fall 2020 outstanding graduates

Dec. 10, 2020

Every semester, the College of Engineering and Applied Science recognizes exemplary students who have excelled in academics, research, service and international engagement during their college careers. Read their stories.

Alana Horwitz and her father hiking Chautauqua

Tragedy fails to keep student from finishing strong

Dec. 7, 2020

Alana Horwitz, the College of Arts and Science's fall 2020 outstanding graduate, says she has her late father to thank for her success.

Autumn Tyler, right, with a photo she took

Rerooted: An artist’s journey

Dec. 4, 2020

Autumn Tyler traveled 4,395 miles and took over a thousand photographs of Black LGBTQ+ artists for an exhibit. Now earning her PhD in media studies, Tyler writes the experience taught her that to move forward and grow, sometimes you must return to your roots.

Adam Forreider

Attracted by top ranking, geology student returns to his roots

Nov. 17, 2020

Adam Forreider had been working toward a career in business when he began to doubt it was the right path for him. He changed his major to geology and transferred to CU Boulder.

A picture of a student-made high-altitude balloon payloads

Launching science to near space in a pandemic

Nov. 6, 2020

College students across Colorado are building science experiments that will travel into the stratosphere—and they are doing all the work at home.

Teagan Browne

Sophomore lands full-ride SMART Scholarship and post-graduation job

Oct. 29, 2020

Back in March, Teagan Browne’s phone rang from an unknown number. The call was to inform her she was a finalist for the prestigious Department of Defense SMART Scholarship. She gets her college costs covered and a job commitment upon graduation.

Jaret Anderson stands near a brick wall

Making the most of opportunities, aerospace student explores software engineering

Oct. 15, 2020

Jaret Anderson, a senior studying aerospace engineering, developed an interest in studying software engineering after adapting to online courses during the school year.

Gabriella Abello

Time for reflection: Stories of resilience in the COVID-19 era

Sept. 30, 2020

After graduating in May, Gabriella Abello spent the summer weighing all her options from graduate school to finding a job and more. Though creating a lot of uncertainty, the pandemic has also given many people time to reflect on what they really want.

Mariah Green

Podcasts, paleontology, a plush dinosaur and pivoting during the pandemic

Sept. 23, 2020

Mariah Green moved to Boulder for the CU Museum of Natural History's graduate program in museum and field studies. She ended up spending part of spring and the summer learning how to produce podcasts, as well as advancing her own paleontology research.

Adam Chedhadi

Connecting and networking virtually: Stories of resilience in the COVID-19 era

Sept. 22, 2020

Adam Chehadi is an internship pro—he’s participated in technical internships since he was a junior in high school—but even he’s been thrown for a loop by the COVID-19 pandemic.