Maithreyi Gopalakrishnan

Class of 2016: Solving global problems through entrepreneurism

May 2, 2016

During Maithreyi Gopalakrishnan’s periodic trips to visit family in India she was bothered by the pollutants spewing from the ever-present gasoline-powered rickshaws. She was also disturbed by how hard it was for rickshaw drivers to make ends meet due to the expense of the fuel. The Superior, Colorado, found a solution and created Surya Conversions.

Andrew “Oak” Nelson

Class of 2016: Sparking curiosity about the natural world through physics

May 2, 2016

Andrew “Oak” Nelson was chatting with an artist friend when she asked him whether studying engineering physics didn’t “ruin his appreciation for the wonders of the world.” For Nelson, the opposite is true. “You see more wonder in the world after studying physics than before,” said this year’s Outstanding Graduate in the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Chas Douthit

Class of 2016: Singing opera and teaching students how to make it in music

April 29, 2016

Not all college music programs invite undergraduates to participate in full-scale operas. But in his four years at CU-Boulder, Chas Douthit has played roles in four. Douthit, who will receive his bachelor's in music education with a choral music emphasis on May 6, has always been involved in performing at the College of Music.

Chas Douthit

Class of 2016: Singing opera and teaching students how to make it in music

April 29, 2016

Not all college music programs invite undergraduates to participate in full-scale operas. But in his four years at CU-Boulder, Chas Douthit has played roles in four. Douthit, who will receive his bachelor's in music education with a choral music emphasis on May 6, has always been involved in performing at the College of Music.

Aaron Rogers

Class of 2016: Welcome Fest concert drives music business career goals

April 27, 2016

Aaron Rogers remembers one of his first experiences at CU-Boulder vividly...walking onto Farrand Field on his first Saturday night as a freshman during the Welcome Fest concert. Thinking back, he says the moment helped propel his interest in music first, and then the music industry.

Mackenzie Belden

Class of 2016: Fixing, donating medical equipment to developing nations

April 27, 2016

Mackenzie Belden is this year's College of Engineering and Applied Science Outstanding Graduate for Service. Learn how she is turning her mechanical engineering major into a force for good in developing nations.

Aaron Rogers

Class of 2016: Welcome Fest concert drives music business career goals

April 27, 2016

Aaron Rogers remembers one of his first experiences at CU-Boulder vividly...walking onto Farrand Field on his first Saturday night as a freshman during the Welcome Fest concert. Thinking back, he says the moment helped propel his interest in music first, and then the music industry.

Brian Newsom

Class of 2016: Generating music samples and apps with math

April 26, 2016

Graduating senior Brian Newsom has made the most of his time at CU-Boulder by joining a growing "hacker" community, participating in competitions such as SXSW and New Venture Challenge and cementing a well-rounded education that capitalizes on his love of music and math.

Emily Schaldach

Hitting the trail to beat stress, give back

April 18, 2016

Emily Schaldach’s college experience is not quite what she expected. She is on a tight schedule, trains hard and goes to bed early. And she is taking calculus. As a competitive racer for the CU-Boulder Cycling Team and Ridebiker Alliance, Schaldach spends time on her bike every single day.

Students during commencement

Winter 2015 Outstanding Grads plan to take world by storm

Dec. 17, 2015

One plans to inspire teens in music. Another aims to change the world through physics. Still another is cooking up snappy advertising slogans sure to be remembered. This winter’s outstanding graduates reflect the best of CU-Boulder, from their passion for a field of study to their desire to share their knowledge and make the world a better place.

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