David Crooks, a civil engineering senior, has received a 2021/22 Tau Beta Pi scholarship. According to their website, the Tau Beta Pi Association Scholarship Program was established in 1998 with five awards named in honor of former Emeritus R.H. Nagel. Awards have been made to more than 2,798 Scholars for their senior year of engineering study.
Crooks is active with the Colorado Epsilon Chapter, the CU Denver chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Colorado Groundwater Association, and the American Water Resources Association. He is interning with the Mile High Flood District and is doing research on stormwater control measures.
After graduation he plans on working as a water resource engineer. His long-term goal is to work on designing and maintaining sustainable water and food systems. He also hopes to volunteer with Engineers Without Borders and work on water resource problems across the globe.
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.