Bioengineering • Civil engineering • Computer SCienCe and engineering
on the move
• eleCtriCal engineering • meChaniCal engineering
Mission: To provide nfrastructures are the very foundation of our With these examples, it seems infrastructure can
lives. Clean drinking water in our taps; food in only benefit people. Yet, we struggle with many
a diverse community our homes; the cars we drive and the roads on infrastructure challenges today.
with an accessible, which they’re driven; the lights in our homes
and the grid on which they are housed—these are First, we have a growing human population on a
quality education and all examples of infrastructures that make modern finite planet with limited water and fossil energy
produce a professionally life possible. According to U.S. presidential execu- resources. As we seek to provide clean water for more
than 6 billion people, we realize that there may not
oriented graduate who is tive order 13010 (1996), infrastructure is defined
be sufficient water resources in the locations where
as “The framework of interdependent networks and
interested in solving systems comprising identifiable industries, institutions people need it the most. In the Rocky Mountain West,
real-world problems. (including people and procedures) and distribution we worry about sustaining large population growth
capabilities that provide a reliable flow of products and in our cities and towns when already limited water
services essential to the defense and economic security supplies can be further impacted by climate change.
of the United States, the smooth
functioning of government at all
2 Welcome levels and society as a whole.”
Join the dean as The new University of
he explores the Colorado Denver Center for
college’s future. Sustainable Infrastructure
Systems encompasses this
broad view of infrastructure
systems—we study not only
3 College News the physical design of our infra-
structures, but the people who
design them, use them, market
them, finance them and de-
velop policies to regulate them.
The program is interdisciplin-
ary, with students and faculty
from the fields of engineering,
design, policy and planning,
4 Department government affairs and behav-
News ioral sciences working together
to ask the questions needed
Get the latest to solve the upcoming urban Photo by Jonathan Marts
updates from infrastructure challenge.
What is the upcoming urban infrastructure Our ski resorts are concerned about water in a
challenge? different way—changes in snowfall patterns and their
6 Student News affect on the industry. Most U.S. cities, heavily reliant
In India, clean water has helped millions of
on petro-fuels for transportation and for economic
Conference infants live and grow into childhood. Better cooking
growth, wonder how the future will look when oil
inspires future fuels and stoves improve respiratory health. Roads
engineers from becomes scarce and very expensive.
provide connectivity and access to the outside world,
around the state. including jobs and medical facilities. Cell phones A related challenge addresses the most vulnerable
allow otherwise marginalized farmers to negotiate among us—the very young, the very old and those
fair market prices for their produce. with limited financial resources. What will happen
continued on page 5
from the dean
Engineering on the Move
is published three times per Greetings!
year by the University of
Colorado Denver College of I hope that you are doing well. Keeping our alumni and industry informed of
Engineering and Applied college developments is critical to our success as a pubic higher educational
Science for alumni and friends institution. With this letter I would like to share with you recent developments
of the college. Engineering on and future plans.
the Move is published by the
Office of Integrated University The future: moving up!
Communications and the
College of Engineering and The college’s “upward move” involves advancement in national ranking; enhance-
Applied Science, Campus Box 104, ment to college resources in finance, space and equipment; promotion of
P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO engineering programs; and development of new programs.
Enhancing the quality of engineering education at UC Denver is top priority, which
Interim Dean: is reflected partially in the college’s national ranking. We aim to advance our nation-
Nien-Yin Chang al ranking with our programs and the commitment of our faculty and staff. Quality
education also requires sufficient financial resources paired with teaching, research and office space.
Director of Communications: Our college’s enrollment has increased significantly this spring. Over the past year, ten faculty members have
Marilee DeGoede joined the college, and a new bioengineering department has been approved. But we have no space and our
budget is continuously cut. Solving these problems is essential to advancing our national ranking.
Erica Lefeave I strongly believe that collective thinking is better than individual thought, and I invite you to contribute your
ideas for answers to these challenges. We welcome representatives from our alumni, engineering firms, and the
Contributing Writers: construction industry to volunteer on various college committees and help us develop and execute solutions.
Tim Lei The college is also hopeful for a new building to provide sufficient space and equipment for teaching and
Anu Ramaswami research. The project cost is estimated at $60–$80 million. Soon, we anticipate kicking off the fundraising effort
Madison Strouse with the help of the CU Foundation.
Lisa Abreo Design
Recent college developments
Many months of hard work by the search committee has resulted in the hiring of Marc Ingber as the new dean of
Send correspondence to:
the college. He is extremely qualified with an excellent scholarly record and will begin in early July. Under
his leadership, the college will move upward into the next level of excellence.
Campus Box 104
P.O. Box 173364 The new Department of Bioengineering, approved earlier this year, combines engineering and medicine for
Denver, CO 80217-3364 the enhancement of human health and quality of life. The department’s graduate-level programs are admitting
students for fall 2010. A proposal for adding a bachelor’s degree program has been initiated and could begin
admitting students as early as fall 2012.
The university has approved the new Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Systems. Housed within the college,
Anu Ramaswami of civil engineering is its founding director with advisory board members from different col-
leges, industries and government agencies. Its activities encompass university-wide research on infrastructure
development for sustainability and outreach programs for sustainable energy and infrastructure planning in
The college is also exploring the need for an academic program in sustainable construction engineering and
management. It’s come to our attention that there are no local late afternoon and evening construction engineer-
ing and management programs available, and I believe it is time to examine and address the need for such a
program on the Denver Campus. Informal discussions with industry leaders indicate that the need is significant
and worth exploring.
Finally, my tour of duty as the interim dean of the college will end on June 30; I’m still mapping out my future
plans. Thank you for your friendship and care for the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Please do
give Marc Ingber, our new dean, the maximum support you can.
With my best regards for all my friends,
Engineering on the Move
Volume 1 • Issue 2
Nien-Yin Chang, Interim Dean
College of Engineering and Applied Science
2 University of Colorado Denver
Research could revolutionize cancer screenings
Cancer is the second highest killer disease in the United New Department of Bioengineering
States, with roughly 1.4 million new cases discovered yearly.
On March 5 the Colorado Commission of Higher
In 2008, more than 1 million people died of cancer in the
Education approved the UC Denver Department of
United States alone.
Bioengineering, which will offer interdisciplinary
These staggering death rates are due to the fact that cancer is MS and PhD programs. The department promotes
often diagnosed at a late stage. Ideally, the health of high-risk cross-campus collaboration, with faculty from
patients should be followed routinely so that doctors can UC Denver’s College of Engineering and Applied
intervene at an earlier stage. However, effective diagnostic Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the
tools are still lacking. The current clinical practice is to extract School of Medicine and CU-Boulder. Students enter-
tissue with a needle for histological analysis. Because of the ing the program will obtain rigorous, cross-disciplin-
associated discomfort and high cost, physicians examine ary training and will be taught by engineers, medical
patients only when absolutely necessary. But change may be in the near future. researchers and nationally known clinical faculty.
It’s anticipated that the program will start with 5-15
Electrical Engineering Assistant Professor Tim Lei is working on an optical diagnostic students in fall 2010, growing to 50-60 graduate
technique, based on Raman spectroscopy, to measure the chemical changes in students in five years.
suspected tissues. If successful, patients could be regularly examined with immediate
results and completely free of pain. Stephan Durham receives Advanced
If proven effective, this technique could be used for cancer screening, changing the
way the disease is diagnosed and possibly saving lives. In December 2009, the Colorado Pollution Preven-
tion Advisory Board awarded a $103,285 Advanced
Lei holds an adjunct faculty position at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and is Technology Grant to Civil Engineering Assistant
director of the Colorado Advanced Photonic Technology Laboratory. Professor Stephan Durham for his proposal “Ben-
eficial Uses of Waste Tires for Concrete Production
in Colorado.” The proposal delineates a plan to
Detecting disease in virtual environments mitigate the approximately 45 million disposed tires
stockpiled in Colorado—one solution is to reuse
Real-time interaction with 3-D virtual environments is becom- the shredded tire rubber material as filler in con-
ing an important, exciting and challenging research area. Cur- crete instead of the typical sand mixture. Durham’s
rently, Computer Science and Engineering Associate Professor research will focus on finding the optimum crumb
Min Choi’s research focus is in the area of dynamic simula- rubber to sand mixture ratio without compromising
tion of deformable objects—making virtual things move the structural integrity of the concrete.
more realistically. This can be directly applicable to medical
visualization as well as traditional computer animations.
Students benefit from college scholarships
One of Choi’s current projects is early detection techniques In January, the College of Engineering and
for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in a 3-D virtual environment. It Applied Science awarded scholarships to 33 under-
is believed that early-AD patients experi- graduate engineering students. The scholarships
ence visual perception problems long totaled $39,000 and are funded by donors.
before other signals reveal the disease. AD patients’ behaviors
and responses in immersed 3-D environments would provide
Faculty member featured in The New York
important information on the progress of the disease in a
noninvasive fashion. Similar techniques are in early stages
Times, named to ATT advisory council
of development for the detection of traumatic brain injuries Civil Engineering Professor Anu Ramaswami was
of soldiers. interviewed for a December 29, 2009 article in
The New York Times, “Sustainability comes of age,”
Choi’s research addresses this critical area by proposing to about the community outreach program to help
develop an immersive 3-D visualization and motion-analysis towns and cities in Colorado conduct urban infra-
system, where a test subject’s vision, recognition of pre- structure reviews and greenhouse gas evaluations. In
sented visual signals and reaction to the visual information addition, AT&T has named Ramaswami to its newly
can be accurately assessed. Its structure is similar to an formed Business Sustainability Advisory Council,
immersive 3-D game; the subject is placed in a motion- which will advise the communications giant on the
capture suit and asked to conduct various activities. This powerful linkage between information and commu-
would provide invaluable information on the status of nications technology while helping customers mini-
certain types of traumatic brain injury, changing the way mize the environmental impact of their operations.
these injuries are detected.
Learn more about Choi’s research at http://carbon.ucdenver.
College of Engineering and Applied Science 3
Electrical Engineering (EE) Computer Science and
Acting Chair, Mike Radenkovic Engineering (CSE)
The twelve faculty members in EE have expertise in systems and controls, Chair, Gita Alaghband
signal processing, communications, microelectronics, photonics, power
systems, robotics and computer engineering. The nine CSE faculty members’ expertise expands several areas of research
in algorithms, artificial intelligence, computer architectures, computer
This past semester, the EE department updated the curriculum for both the security, database systems, high-performance computing, operating
master of engineering and master of science programs. systems, parallel and distributed systems, software engineering, virtual
reality and computer graphics.
Assistant Professor Mark Golkowski has created a new graduate course on
plasmas and their applications. He also has begun active collaboration with This fall the department finalized the revision of its bachelor of science
the Department of Radiology at the Anschutz Medical Campus in the areas in computer science and engineering (BS CSE) degree program. The new
of RF ablation of tumors and nonthermal plasmas for disinfection. curriculum covers theoretical, software, hardware and their interfaces and
provides students with a coherent and in-depth
Assistant Professor Yiming J. Deng is leading an effort education of key components of the field signifi-
to apply advances in engineering, physics, mathemat- cant to the society. The BS CSE is one the few
ics and medicine to the development of advanced degrees offered in the United States as a combi-
noninvasive or minimally invasive imaging tech- nation of computer hardware and software.
niques. He is initiating the interdisciplinary imaging
research and teaching within fields, waves and optics. A CSE graduate will have a well-rounded educa-
tion with a core background in programming
Assistant Professors Fernando Mancilla-David and and software design, computer architecture,
Jae-Do Park are remodeling the Power Laboratory to networks, embedded systems and hardware-
bring state-of-the-art equipment to campus for educa- software interfaces. The program culminates
tion and research in the area of energy and power with a two-semester capstone design prepared
systems. Also, Mancilla-David is in the final stage to apply his or her skills, knowledge and
of assembling small-scale windmills on the North creativity in a rapidly changing field.
Classroom rooftop and at the CU research facility in
Nederland, Colorado, to be used for educational and
Assistant Professor Tim Lei is developing noninvasive cancer screening
techniques based on Raman spectroscopy (see the story on page 3). He
is currently building an advanced microscope based on nonlinear optical The UC Denver sustainable Private Sponsors
techniques that allows researchers to obtain detailed images of biological
infrastructure program would not AT&T Foundation Industrial
samples without fluorescence staining.
be possible without funding from Ecology Grant Contribution
sponsors and partnerships with Wal-Mart Foundation
Colorado communities. MWH
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4 University of Colorado Denver
Civil Engineering (CE) Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Chair, Kevin Rens Chair, Samuel W.J. Welch
The twelve CE faculty members have expertise in environmental The nine faculty members in ME have particular expertise in solid
engineering, geotechnical engineering, structures, transportation and mechanics, fluid mechanics, bioengineering, thermodynamics, dynamics
geographic information systems. This past October, the CE department and controls and mechanical systems design. The Department of
hired Maria Rase as our program assistant. Rase has a background in the Mechanical Engineering offers BS, MS and MEng degrees.
private sector in customer service and marketing. Professor Peter Jenkins continues development of a program in sports
The CE department continues to offer several courses in both digital engineering. Professor Ken Ortega has received a three-year grant from the
(online) and analog (in-class) modes. In the spring 2010 semester, 14 National Science Foundation to continue his bioengineering research.
courses were offered with a digital section—with 10 courses being offered In February, mechanical engineering students participated in Students in
nationally. More than 30 students registered in online courses as non- Industry Day where students were able to visit different companies for a
Colorado residents. In addition, CVEN 2121 will be offered in a digital half-day, shadowing engineers. In January, ASME student members were
mode during the three-week Maymester term this spring. Civil engineering escorted on a behind-the-scenes-tour of the Waterton Canyon Lockheed
has not previously participated in the intense Maymester session. Martin facility. Students were able to see the Ares Rocket assembly plant
The Department of Civil Engineering offers three certificates as part of its as well as many of the testing facilities for satellites and other components.
graduate program: GIS, sustainable urban infrastructure and water resourc- Electrical engineering alum Jim Paradise hosted the tour.
es. Completion of a core set of courses is required to earn a certificate. The Society of Manufacturing Engineering Student Chapter S324 has
recently been assisting a local inventor, Bernie Fanelli, in his invention of
an avalanche snow shovel that can also serve as an anchor for avalanche
emergencies. This has been an excellent opportunity for the students and
a service to our community.
New Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Systems
Infrastructures are concerned about obesity
among children and seek to design On February 15, the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Systems was
continued from cover walkable, bikeable streets that approved by the university administration. Civil Engineering Professor
increase physical activity. These Anu Ramaswami is the director of the new center, which will develop
when water and fossil energy re-
examples illustrate that society high-quality interdisciplinary research, teaching and outreach programs
sources dwindle? How will people
is continuously monitoring and focused on sustainable infrastructure systems. For more information,
adapt to a future with scare and
reassessing our infrastructures to call the center at 303-556-4676.
expensive resources? How can
maximize human well-being.
future infrastructure designs miti-
gate disproportionate burdens on
those most vulnerable in society? It’s time to replace an aging The UC Denver sustainable
infrastructure. infrastructure program is actively
A third challenge is that our in- partnering with cities in the
frastructure can affect our health Most civil infrastructure in the United States and worldwide
in many ways. We all have seen United States is more than 30 years for the opportunity to develop
pictures of hazy polluted skies in old. Roads, bridges, water and sustainable municipalities of the
congested cities with air pollution wastewater treatment plants are future with infrastructures that
caused by heavy road traffic—these being rehabilitated or expanded. will serve us for the next
challenges were resolved by design- More than 900 U.S. cities are 30-40 years.
ing new infrastructure systems, engaged in climate action plan-
such as urban rail, in cities like ning; almost all Colorado cities and The Center for Sustainable Infra-
New Delhi and by promoting the towns are engaged with sustainable structure Systems is a collaboration
use of clean fuels. Not so long ago, energy planning. Designing sustain- between the College of Engineering
Denver’s brown smog obstructed able infrastructures as part of these and Applied Sciences and the UC
the views of the mountains—a initiatives simultaneously helps Denver School of Public Affairs.
challenge solved with a mix of grow the economy, create jobs
technology and public policy. We and protect the environment.
College of Engineering and Applied Science 5
Masters in the Making Series
Meet team EWALK, six mechanical engineering students who are
working to improve the realm of low-cost prosthetic legs.
Q: What is the goal of the EWALK leg?
A: High-priced prosthetics are produced in the United States at an average cost of
$3000 (Stewart 1999). The EWALK leg is designed to be well under average cost
while allowing optimal all-terrain functionality for above-the-knee amputees.
Q: What makes EWALK different from prosthetic legs that already exist? High school students put together a solar cooker in which to
melt chocolate as part of the Thermodynamics in Mechanics
A: Features unique to EWALK include an adjustable stop that allows the user to workshop.
adjust the stability of the knee. As users become more comfortable, they can lower
the knee’s stability to minimize the energy required to walk.
Student conference inspires the
We also have a pneumatic knee locking system that helps keep the knee locked
when weight is applied to the leg but allows it swing freely when the weight is engineers of tomorrow
lifted. The ankle will also be flexible to allow for more stability on varied terrain. On February 5, the UC Denver student chapter of the
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Q: What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced through development? hosted “Tu Futuro en Ingeniería,” a conference for area
high school students, exposing them to the robust field
A: It was challenging to learn enough about human walking and prosthetic leg design engineering and educating them about the programs
to complete the project in the allotted time. It was also very difficult to find the offered through the College of Engineering and
resources and assistance needed to complete the manufacturing process. Applied Science.
The focus of the day was green technology. Students
Q: What’s been the high point of the process? interacted with professors, participated in hands-on
A: Seeing something we designed on a computer come together in real life—most experiments and networked with fellow students,
aspects of manufacturing the leg worked as planned, but sometimes things that exploring topics like wind turbine and electricity, ther-
worked well on the computer required some modification in the real world. modynamics in mechanics and green water filtration.
The day opened with keynote speaker Monisha
Two local manufacturing companies contributed to the project. Accu Precisions, Inc. Merchant, University of Colorado Regent and electrical
in Littleton donated machine time and materials for some of the most complex parts of engineer. She illustrated the importance of engineer-
EWALK’s prosthetic leg. Sterling Edge Industrial Cutting, LLC in Denver donated time ing, noting how everything used in day-to-day life has,
on their precision water-jet machine. in some way, been touched by engineers.
The final EWALK concept will be presented In a workshop taught by Electrical Engineering
at the Engineering Open House on May 14. Assistant Professor Yiming Jerry Deng, students
Until then, the team will continue to tweak
Update on Project VERV learned about the creation of electricity through the
and improve their project. “Our ultimate Project VERV, featured in our January use of wind turbines. Civil Engineering Assistant
goal is to have someone who has used other newsletter, is almost finished. In March, Professor David Mays taught “Waste to Taste! Green
prosthetics try our leg so we can get the team travelled to Pennsylvania Water Filtration,” where students transformed murky
feedback on our design.” to compete in the 2010 Student water to clear using handmade water filters. Work-
Professional Development Conference, shops in mechanical and computer science and
Check out the next issue of Engineering on where their victim evacuation robotic engineering were also taught throughout the day.
the Move to see the final project. vehicle scored fourth place. Check out
test run videos, progress and the final SHPE is a professional organization consisting pre-
EWALK team members include Alex dominantly of Hispanic students and professionals. In
Crisman, Gerald Palmer, Aaron Petty, product at www.VERVrobot.com.
VERV also will be presented at the essence, SHPE’s primary function is to enhance and
Eusebio Torres, Matthew Weiseth and achieve the potential of Hispanics in engineering, math
Michael Masterson. Engineering Open House on May 14.
and science through encouraging minority students to
excel in their studies and in their communities.
SHPE plans to continue these conferences for as long
as funding is available.
Congratulations to the PhD Alexander Pere
Reema Kundu, Civil Engineering Benjamin Shusterman
summer and fall 2009 Jeffrey David Stenberg
College of Engineering December 2009
William David Tupa
and Applied Science Diane Lynn Williams, Special Honors
graduates! Bachelor of Science
Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Hector Enrique Avendaño Tara Kathleen Curley
August 2009 Asnoldo Enrique Benitez, Jr. Dianabasi Ezekiel Etuk
Joseph John Egry, IV Alireza Hashemian, Honors
Bachelor of Science Daniel Robert Lavigne Sean Michael Kannegieter
Civil Engineering Jason Michael Martin Daniel Travis Koch
Michael Eugene Mont-Eton, Special Honors Andres Joseph Quiniones
Chad Richard Callan
Christopher L. Moulder Brian Joseph Thomas, Special Honors
Wyatt Patrick Foley
Nicolas Aaron Potter Dana Emery Thornton, Special Honors
Michael William Lance
Joseph John Pucillo Michelle Cory Trujillo
Shanna M. Yepez
Erika E. Vega Bazan
Todd Michael Womersley Master of Engineering Interim Dean Chang with Dec. ’09 transporta-
Electrical Engineering tion MEng graduate Fahed Saif Al-Subaei.
Fahad Saif Al-Subaei
Masiholah Hajihabib Computer Science & Engineering Jeremy John Andryauskas
Francisco Muñoz Martin
Michael Andrew Cooper Steven Kyle Barrett
Bruce Alan Law, Honors Jason Francis Brand Truong Q. Nguyen
Matthew Wesley Mahler Richard E. Couture Mitali R. Patel
James W. Bonato Toan Duc Tran, Special Honors Brett James Gottdener Swetha Srinivasaraghavan
James A. Sellars Diane Lynn Williams, Special Honors Jana Merrill Pedersen
Anibal Tsegaye Tegegne Ronald Allan Santini Electrical Engineering
Noe Juan Villagrana Electrical Engineering Meredith Jean Williams Robert Edward Gercken
Kedir Reshid Abdella, Honors Ali Ghamkhar
Master of Science Master of Science
Kenneth D. Boley, Honors Ankur H. Mali
Hamad Hamdan Alsolami, James Tuan Bui Civil Engineering Teresa Lee Wagar Osminer
Computer Science (CSMC) Jean Ha Tischi Balachandra Panicker
Orion Taiyo Cannon
Ava Dorn, Civil Engineering Kevin James Harris Robert Wayne Cavaliero
Bruce A. Hines, Electrical Engineering Reggie Samuel John Mechanical Engineering
Giseop No, Computer Science (CSMC) Canh Thieu Khuu, Special Honors Allen Jon Tygesen Alan Carty
Dustin Robert Randle, Nguyen Thieu Khuu, Special Honors John Henry Garber
Mechanical Engineering Thomas James Klingensmith Computer Science Cody Colvin Nolen
William Frans Wheeler, Tyrel K. Kvasager Nesreen Mohammed Saleh Alharbi Bradley Jerome Stolz
Computer Science (CSMC) Steve Son Le Roba Gazi Alsaigh
Luong Huy Luong Turki Ebyan Alsaraihi PhD
Master of Engineering Inna N. Markus
Cecilia Vasilica Anitei Yu Hsien Chu Apostol Panayotov, Civil Engineering
Todd Michael Morgan, Special Honors Michael Cox Shaojun Sun, Computer Science
Jennifer Rebecca Cox-Lillis Nicholas Jay Nassimbene
Robert Alan Grauberger Yasmeen Siraj Garoot
Katy Mary O’Leary
Khalifa Mohhtar Khalifa Tamer
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Alumni News & Events
Jack Butler, MA engineering 2005, wrote the “Ethics
Procedures Manual” for the GIS Certification Institute,
for which he is the immediate past president. The ESRI
Press (Redlands, Calif.) published Butler’s textbook,
Designing Geodatabases for Transportation, which was
based on his master’s degree thesis.
Albert Challenger, BS electrical engineering 1971,
developed an office building in Evergreen, Colo.
in 2009 using local construction materials to help
the structure blend with the natural surroundings.
Featured in several magazines, the 7,600 sq.ft.
“Evergreen Terraces” received Silver LEED certifica-
tion and has green features such as a structured
parking to reduce the footprint, 100 percent storm
water retention and photovoltaic rooftop solar panels.
All Colorado Alumni Career Fair Tell us where you’ve been!
June 17, 2010 • 1-6 p.m. We’d like to hear from you! To send us a class note, visit http://ucdenver.
Ramada Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 10 East 120th Ave., Northglenn, Colo. edu/classnotes. To update your information, visit http://ucdenver.edu/
alumniupdate. Or fill out the information below and send it to Marilee
Career offices for colleges and universities across the state are joining together DeGoede, Campus Box 104, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364.
to host this career fair for their graduates. Don’t miss this opportunity to talk to
employers and network with the best educated people in the state. Registration Look for your update in the next issue of Engineering on the Move.
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CU in Denver: An evening at the
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Friday, July 30, 2010 • 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Major Year
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Join CU President Bruce Benson and the
university’s chancellors for a celebration of Former street address (if address above is new)
CU alums and friends at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Listen to musical per-
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The new Mordecai Children’s Garden, an interactive experience with plants and
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