Aria Collopy, system innovation design lead in the Comcast Media and Technology Center and post-doctoral fellow in the College of Engineering, Design and Computing, has been accepted into the Rising Stars in Mechanical Engineering program. The program, a consortium of mechanical engineering programs at MIT, Berkeley, and Stanford, aims to create support for candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence by providing leadership in research, service, or teaching toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.
Collopy was nominated by Professor Kris Wood (postdoctoral advisor) and Professor Panos Papalambros (thesis co-advisor at University of Michigan). She will attend the program virtually hosted by University of California, Berkeley on Friday, October 2, 2020, as part of the 150 Years of Women at Berkeley celebration.
The Rising Stars in Mechanical Engineering workshop supports senior graduate students and postdocs who are considering careers in academia. The purpose of the workshop is for participants to gain career skills, connect with a cohort of peers, and engage with mentors.
At the CU Denver College of Engineering, Design and Computing, we focus on providing our students with a comprehensive engineering education at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level. Faculty conduct research that spans our five disciplines of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering, bioengineering, and computer science and engineering. The college collaborates with industry from around the state; our laboratories and research opportunities give students the hands-on experience they need to excel in the professional world.