Doug speaks at the 2019 DEAA banquet

'Double Buff' leaving lasting impact on College of Engineering and Applied Science

Aug. 9, 2022

True to the University of Colorado Boulder motto, "Let Your Light Shine," Doug Smith (MCivEngr’75) has led construction projects that quite literally brought in the light to nearly every building of the college.

Sandia National Laboratories logo

College hosting open house to celebrate partnership with Sandia National Laboratories

Aug. 9, 2022

The Research Support Office will host Sandia Day 2022 – with research presentations, poster session and networking event – from 2:15-5 p.m. Aug. 29 on the first floor of the Gallogly Discovery Learning Center to celebrate the growing partnerships between engineering and Sandia National Laboratory.

Ben Finan

Alumni Spotlight: Ben Finan and Delta Horizons

Aug. 4, 2022

Ben Finan earned his bachelor of science degree in Engineering Plus with an emphasis in mechanical engineering and a concentration in business and entrepreneurship. While earning his degree, he was also a lead teaching assistant for a variety of engineering courses.

water in a river

Report outlines emerging technologies to improve Colorado water management

Aug. 2, 2022

A new report outlines how a variety of emerging technologies can help water managers, landowners and policymakers improve western water management in the face of severe, ongoing drought.

DIY arcade games made out of cardboard and smartphones

How to turn throwaway cardboard into a DIY arcade game

Aug. 2, 2022

Like many people across Colorado, Peter Gyory spent the height of the COVID-19 pandemic sitting at home with nothing to do. Then the researcher, a game designer by training, noticed all the random materials he had lying around his house. “I was really frustrated that I couldn’t make games,” said Gyory, a doctoral student at CU Boulder’s ATLAS Institute. “I realized I was surrounded by cardboard. I thought: ‘How could I make a game out of that?’”

Keith Molenaar

Molenaar highlights progress, community and relationship building as cornerstones of his early tenure as dean

Aug. 1, 2022

Provost Russ Moore appointed Molenaar as the college’s permanent dean in late June. Molenaar said he has already started discussions with leadership about updating the college’s strategic vision and plans to move into an inclusive and encompassing feedback phase for that work in the near future.

Rain fall sensors in Africa

Pair of CU Boulder PhD students publish research to address growing drought issues in Africa

July 28, 2022

CU Boulder PhD candidates Katie Fankhauser and Denis Muthike are lead authors of new research on our ability to forecast, mitigate and quickly respond to increasingly intense drought conditions in Africa due to climate change.

CU Boulder campus seen from the air

Call for Nominations: Awards for Outstanding Postdocs & Faculty Mentors

July 27, 2022

To highlight the contributions of postdocs and postdoc mentors, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) will be recognizing Outstanding Postdocs and Outstanding Mentors during National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW), September 19-23.

Seth Marder

Four Questions With Global Climate Summit Summit Co-Chair Seth Marder

July 27, 2022

Marder is an expert in chemical and biological engineering and director of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) at CU Boulder.

Augmented reality view of minesweeper like game

PhD students explore trust between humans and robots with augmented reality version of Minesweeper

July 22, 2022

Computer science researchers have developed a reinforcement learning-based algorithm that could improve human and robot teams in areas like search and rescue.