Department of Bioengineering Launches the Undergraduate Lunch and Learn Series

?????????????????????????????This past week, undergraduates in the Department of Bioengineering met faculty members, Dr. Richard Weir and Dr. Kendall Hunter during the new Bioengineering Undergraduate Lunch and Learn Series. The four-part Undergraduate event was designed to provide pre-bioengineers a snapshot of the exciting research opportunities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and to further spark their interest in the field. Students not only had a chance to hear about recent developments in Dr. Weir and Dr. Hunter’s labs but they spoke with the faculty about their academic journeys and what brought them to Bioengineering at CU Denver. Dr. Cathy Bodine and Dr. Richard Benninger will visit with students later this month.

Faculty, Staff and Guests Visit Bioengineering’s Denver Campus Location

Dean Marc Ingber and Dr. Robin Shandas visit with undergraduate students, Ashley Newton and Jacob Altholz at the Bioengineering Open House.

The Department of Bioengineering invited CU Denver Staff, Faculty and invited guests to visit their new North Classroom location during an Open House on Wednesday, September 25. Visitors were invited to mingle in the Bioengineering Student Lounge and Departmental Offices before touring the new teaching lab. Guests also received a first-hand look at what undergraduates experience in their first Bioengineering Design and Prototyping classes.

Bioengineering Welcomes First Undergraduate Cohort

Bioengineering pre-majors celebrate their admission to the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU Denver.

This fall, the Department of Bioengineering welcomed its first undergraduate cohort. New students not only attended a campus-wide orientation program, but were invited to attend a New Student Welcome at the Anschutz Medical Campus. At the Welcome, they had an opportunity to tour the department’s research labs, interact with faculty and staff, and meet new and current graduate students.

Spring Senior Design Slide Show and Results

Congratulations to the nearly 100 students who participated in the Spring 2013​​ Senior Design Competition on Friday, May 17. Every team showcased their best work, and after much deliberation, the five winners were chosen.

Overall best project: TheraGO: Motor-Assisted Therapeutic Tricycle

Best Departmental Projects:

Below is a slide show of the event. Congratulations again!

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Fox and Johnk honored at UHL graduation

Congratulations to civil engineering students Ronson Fox and Kevin Johnk who participated in the University Honors and Leadership Program graduation ceremony on May 10; they are part of the second class to go through the program.

Each student received a medal for their participation in the university-wide undergraduate honors program, and several students won special awards. Within the program, students are divided into two tracks: Academic Honors or Leadership Studies. Johnk received the Outstanding Graduate Award for the Leadership Studies Track.

You can read the entire story here.


2013 Conference on Earth and Energy Research

Students are invited to participate in the 2013 Conference on Earth and Energy Research (CEER). CEER is hosted by the Colorado School of Mines Graduate Student Association and is on February 21-22, 2013. The abstract submission deadline is February 9, 2013 and is limited to a few paragraphs.

Undergraduate students who are considering a graduate education and would benefit from experiencing these research presentations are also welcome.

CEER is an innovative conference experience designed by graduate students for graduate students.

For Everyone

  • Attend topical oral and poster sessions showcasing current graduate research
  • Keynote Speaker Dr. Dana Christinsen, Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology at NREL
  • Closing Keynote Speaker Dr. Chuck Kutscher, Principle Engineer and Manager of the Thermal Systems Group at NREL and Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder

For Graduate and Undergraduate Presenters

  • Real-time, quantitative feedback from judges (available immediately after presentations)
  • Prizes for the best oral and poster presentations (including a MacBook Pro, iPad 4, and iPad mini)
  • Learn about graduate research opportunities
  • Network during evening socials with other student researchers

For Professors and Scientists

  • Volunteer as a judge and provide feedback to students on their presentation skills
  • Network with other judges from industry, government, and academia

Presentations will be grouped according to five key research themes at Mines: Earth, Energy, Environment, Materials, and Systems Engineering.
To see last year’s sessions or to learn more, please visit the website The website can be used to register for the conference, or submit an abstract (note: abstract submission is only available to students after registration is received). For questions, please contact Mark at

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.

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 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 or call 303-735-2503.