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News & Events: Week of March 19

Janson receives Outstanding Faculty in Service Award

Engineering students featured on KDVR Fox 31 as they prepare to compete nationally

Students win at national student competition to promote energy efficient buildings

Three-day grant writing workshop April 27-29 at CU Boulder

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Janson receives Outstanding Faculty in Service Award

Congratulations to Bruce Janson, professor in civil engineering, on receiving the 2012 College of Engineering and Applied Science Outstanding Faculty in Service Award.

Janson was unanimously voted as the winner by the college’s award-selection committee and will be considered for the campus-level Annual Award for Excellence in Service. He will receive his award at the college’s Year-End Celebration and Awards Ceremony on May 11.

Congratulations again to Bruce on this achievement, and best of luck with the campus-level award.


Engineering students featured on KDVR Fox 31 as they prepare to compete nationally

Check out Team Mile Highdrogen, a Mechanical Engineering student design team, as they prepare for the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas Competition in Houston. The team was featured on KDVR Fox 31 News on Wednesday, March 14–watch the news clip here.

You can also follow the team as they work on final preparations for the competition at


Sustainability Club Wins at Student Competition to Promote Energy-Efficient Buildings

On March 5, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the winners of the Better Buildings Case Competition; the CU Denver Sustainability Club was among them.

The Better Buildings Case Competition provides the next generation of engineers, entrepreneurs and policymakers with skills and experience to start careers in clean energy. Student teams competed to find the best solutions to the energy efficiency challenges presented in real-world case studies.

The CU Denver team, comprised of six students from the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the College of Architecture and Planning and the Business School, received the most innovative award for their case study for HEI Hotels and Resorts. The team presented three options to help hotel operators reduce their energy costs by adjusting their operations, which will save energy and allow the hotels to improve performance with no investment by the franchisor.

Engineering student Tyler Huggins, the leader of the CU Denver team, said the project was a true collaboration and the biggest challenge was making a hotel more efficient with no money. Huggins said, “We were able to get creative and find some low-hanging fruit. There were some behavioral changes and minor operation changes that amounted to significant savings for the hotel.”

Other contest winners included Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, The George Washington University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California at Berkeley and University of Southern California.

Read the entire press release here. A story about this also was featured in the Denver Business Journal and on CBS4.


Three-day grant writing workshop April 27-29 at CU Boulder

Professional Grant Development Workshop
Master the techniques of writing superior and winning proposals

April 25 – 27, 2012

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
University of Colorado Boulder

Sponsored by: The Grant Training Center <>

This intensive three-day grant proposal workshop is geared for: 1) those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills and 2) beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing, writing and winning proposals from various funding agencies.

The center of attention will be on how to effectively write proposals in times of keen competition and limited resources. Much has happened in new regulations and in approaches to grant writing, be it for the researcher in the sciences and social sciences, education and non-profit professionals.

Participants will learn how to:

  1. Navigate the world of grant procurement
  2. Research and identify potential funding sources
  3. Address the guidelines of federal and foundation applications
  4. Focus foundation and corporate giving for the State of Colorado
  5. Understand the new federal guidelines for writing winning grants
  6. Know the review process and how to address key points for reviewers
  7. Write winning grants that stand out against scores of competing submissions
  8. Develop focused and realistic budgets
  9. Demonstrate that one’s proposal merits excellence and innovation
  10. Package professional grant submissions

Our ultimate goal is for each participant to walk away with a product specific to their interests that includes the grant design, abstract and budget. Thus, the opportunity to influence the future of your work and ideas is within your reach. Understanding this reality, institutions are willing to minimally invest in the training of their staff to make this happen.

*Space is limited, and since this class fills-up quickly, it is on a first-come, first-serve basis.*

Workshop Fee: $595.00 (including tuition, materials, certificate of completion, and continental breakfast)

Rebate of $50.00 per person is given for two or more registrants from the same organization.

To Enroll <> :

Please visit our website <> , or call us at (866)-704-7268 or (571) 257-8864

Can’t make it?

Join us on Monday, March 26, 2012 – from 2- 4 p.m. EST for our “Fundamentals of Proposal Writing” Online Webinar

Please visit our website <> and then on the Webinar from the workshop list.




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