College of Engineering

The College of Engineering is using its classrooms and laboratories to educate the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and corporate and civic leaders.
The goal of the College of Engineering is to serve society by educating students, solving problems of global importance, and contributing to national and international economic development. We have set our goals high and our vision is clear: to create a better world for future generations.

Weather and Climate Across the Globe (for middle/high school teachers)

The week long course will be taught using the method of the Five E’s, each describing a phase of learning (engage, explore, explain, extend, and evaluate). Teachers receive a stipend, one graduate course credit at CSU, and a box of science tools to use in their classrooms. Potential science tools included heat packs, which show that liquids release heat when they freeze, solar cells to charge batteries, and infrared goggles to see infrared radiation outside. More importantly, participants will leave the course with the confidence and knowledge to teach their students about weather, climate, and climate change.


Math in Action in Computer Science

Students will see how some of the basic concepts in math such as (1) probability, (2) functions, (3) analyzing data in a data series (for estimating missing data and detecting outliers) can be applied to solve complex problems in Computer Science Students will see how what they learn is not something that is abstract, but rather something that would be valuable tool/foundation in their future.


Alliance Summer STEM Institute

Alliance Summer STEM Institute is a series of three one-week summer programs for high school students entering grades 9-12. The goals of this institute are to implement hands on activities in math and science, to expose young students to engineering concepts, and to provide team work and leadership opportunities. The program’s emphasis is to demonstrate how math and science are used to create the designed world. Students will get a collegiate experience, spending each week living in the CSU residence halls with college student mentors. Topics include Biomedical Engineering; Clouds, Weather, and Climate; and Renewable Energy.


Next Generation Photovoltaics Center

The Next Generation Photovoltaics Center, an NSF I/UCRC with sites at Colorado State and the University of Texas at Austin, promotes visibility and understanding of photovoltaic solar energy through hands-on outreach at public schools, summer programs for high-school students, and short courses for science and engineering university students. It also hosts undergraduates and teachers through the NSF REU and RET programs.


Biomedical Engineering GK-12

This inventive program is designed to train a new generation of scientists in biomedical science and engineering who are inter- and multi-disciplinary in their training, better equipped for multilevel communication across ages (GK-12) and fields (engineering, biology, and chemistry, computer science, mathematics), and finally prepared to take leadership roles for scientific inquiry and progress into the 21st century.