Spring 2013 graduation reminder

All students who plan to graduate in the Spring 2013 semester should be notified by their department and/or faculty advisor(s) that the deadline to apply for SPRING 2013 graduation is Wednesday, February 6, 2013 (CENSUS DATE). Students must apply for graduation through UCD ACCESS.

EE student wins IEEE Power & Energy Scholarship

Kyle_D_IEEE_PESElectrical engineering senior Kyle Dunn has been selected to receive a scholarship as part of the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative™. This is the second year Dunn has been awarded this scholarship. Assistant Professor Jaedo Park is the university’s faculty representative for this scholarship.

The PES Scholarship Plus lnitiative™ recognizes undergraduate students who have declared a major in electrical and computer engineering, are high achievers with strong GPAs with distinctive extracurricular commitments and are committed to exploring the power and energy field. Each scholarship recipient receives $2,000.

Tau Beta Pi at CU Denver receives Chapter Recognition Award funding

CU Denver’s Tau Beta Pi (TBP) chapter has received a Chapter Recognition Award and has been awarded the district conference for 2013—it will take place Feb. 22 – 24. To make the most of this opportunity, TBP is also hosting an Engineering Job fair during the same weekend.

“The recognition award is ‘recognition’ on two fronts,” says Darick LaSelle, TBP chapter president. “One is the recognition of our growth as a chapter, and the second is a monetary award to help increase campus and community recognition of our chapter.”

For more information about the job fair, email taubetapi.ucdenver@gmail.com.

Fall Senior Design projects offer solutions for real-world problems

On Dec. 14, 2012, 16 teams of students put their senior design projects on display at the Fall 2012 Senior Design Competition. All four undergraduate disciplines were represented, and winners were chosen from each:  civil engineering—CDOT Diverging Diamond; computer science and engineering—Finite Resource Scheduling; electrical engineering—IntraCell; and mechanical engineering—H2 Eco Challenger. The overall winner was team TheraGO from mechanical engineering. Read the entire story from University Communications.

CE senior design team featured in The Fort Morgan Times

civil engineering students presenting at Fort MorganCivil engineering senior design students Kevin Almada, Ream Elmadhun, Scott McClelland, Zongxi Qian, Elijah Rust and John Sommerfield, were featured in the The Fort Morgan Times, for their Fort Morgan City Complex project.  The City of Fort Morgan is in need of a new city complex that consolidates its services and employees into one central location—this team of students designed and presented a solution to the Fort Morgan City Council in December and received rave reviews for their work. Read the story here.

ME students participate in many industrial activities through the Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Society of Manufacturing EngineersThese activities included:

  • A seminar on modern welding technologies offered by our SME student chapter S324 in collaboration with Atlas Pacific Engineering. Ross Cohlmia from UCD and John Warren from Atlas Pacific presented the seminar to an audience of local industry members (Tivoli, 02/10/2012).
  • Rafael Sanchez, associate professor in mechanical engineering, and student Shannon K. Peterson at UCD, presented a seminar and workshop on 3D Printing and reverse engineering to an audience of SME industry members and ME students (10/19/12).
  • A S324 student team participated at the SME Manufacturing Challenge Contest sponsored by SME at WESTEC 2012 at Los Angeles Convention Center (03/27-03/29/12). SME provided $1000 trip expenses.
  • Upon recommendation of the S324 faculty advisor and the SME local chapter, SME provided two scholarships for our S324 students. Carl Simonsen and Alexander Tomaszewicz were each awarded the 2012 Helton Scholarship.
  • The SME Denver local chapter and the S324 UCD chapter organized and visited several plant tours, including blood transfusion equipment manufacturer Terumo BCT (03/2012), Orthopedic Medical manufacturer SYNTHES (04/2012), Norgren, USA (05/2012), Stranahan’s Colorado Distillery (09/12) ABC Die Cutting and Embossing (12/14/ 2012).

FE exam information and deadlines

NCEESIt’s that time of year again. The student application for the FE is now available.

All undergraduate students planning to take the FE in April 2013, please make sure you complete the following:

  • Turn in a completed application with a $30 check/money order (made payable to the State of Colorado) to the Civil Engineering office (NC 3207) no later than February 4, 2013.  Application must be typed; handwritten applications will not be accepted.
  • Register for the exam with NCEES online no later than February 21, 2013.

Please see the informational PDF for more information on registering for the exam.

If you have questions please call the CE office or email Lis.

Scholarship opportunities available from the American Council of Engineering Companies

acecThe American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC) has several scholarship opportunities available through the ACEC organization. These opportunities are independent of the scholarships available to engineering students on the CU Denver campus through the Scholarship Office and require independent applications.  For more information on these scholarships, please visit www.acec-co.org/education.

ACEC is an organization committed to the fields of engineering and wants to provide dedicated engineering students every opportunity to fulfill their educational goals. Scholarship money is currently available to full-time students from ABET accredited undergraduate engineering programs who are preparing to enter junior, senior, or 5th-year senior status in the fall 2013 semester. Full application information, instructions and deadlines are available at  www.acec-co.org/education.

Don’t wait to apply. The deadline for application submission is Wednesday, January 30, 2013 (postmark) and delivery by Friday, February 1, 2013.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Paul Rakowski or visit www.acec-co.org/education.

Colorado Center for Biofiring and Biofuels seeking undergraduate applications for summer research opportunities

C2B2The Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2) is now seeking applications for the 2013 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (C2B2/NSF REU)!
Apply now to spend your summer researching renewable fuels, chemicals and products in Colorado.

Please see the C2B2/NSF REU Brochure for details and visit www.C2B2web.org for application requirements.

  • Students from all majors are eligible to apply! Applicants should be interested in researching bioenergy.
  • Applications from underrepresented students are strongly encouraged.
  • U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and international students are eligible to receive funding.
  • Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program at the time of participation.

Completed applications must be received as of February 17, 2013 at 11:59 PM.

Questions? E-mail C2B2@colorado.edu or call 303-735-2503.