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The Engineering Excellence Fund is updating this website to better serve the needs of students and educators at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

The website content and format will be improving throughout the summer of 2017. Please contact us if you have any questions.



General Perspective

The Engineering Excellence Fund’s mission is to empower students, faculty and staff to create an excellent and innovative environment for engineering education in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, through the efficient investment of student resources.

The The Engineering Excellence Fund places the interests and investment power of the engineering student experiences at CU Boulder in the hands of current engineering students. The Engineering Excellence Fund Committee Serves as a funding agency for a variety of projects in the College including senior projects, lab upgrades, building renovations, class development, CU engineering teams, and engineering projects for society.

The EEF Committee awards more than $1.5 million annually to students, educators, and programs through fixed commitments and proposal cycles. Check out opportunities to receive EEF funding or previous awards!

Committee Composition

EEF operations are entirely student managed and selected. The EEF Committee is composed of 6 undergraduate students and 3 graduate students from the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The 9 voting member committee spans as many department and degree programs as possible to promote greater awareness and advocacy for the needs of all engineering students at CU Boulder. The committee is advised by 3 faculty/staff non-voting mentors.

Current committee members may be found below.

Becoming a Member or Advisor

EEF members are elected representatives of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences student body. Undergraduates, graduates, and advisors are eligible to serve three-year terms.

Current openings and applications to apply may be found here.

Current Committee Members

Undergraduate Representatives

Katie Simon
Committee Chair
Katie is a Senior in the Mechanical Engineering department.
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Paige Alleman
Secretary
Paige is a Senior in the Technology Arts and Media Engineering program.
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Haley Ingram
Public Relations Officer
Haley is a Sophomore in the Engineering Plus (e+) program.
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Lexie Golden
Member
Lexie is a Sophomore in the College of Engineering.
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Open Position
Member
This position is currently open. Please apply!
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Open Position
Member
This position is currently open. Please apply!
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Graduate Representatives

John Marino
Financial Officer
John is a 4th year PhD student in the Electrical Engineering department.
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Micah Prendergast
Webmaster
Micah is a 5th year PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering department.
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Jordan Maxwell
Facilities Officer
Jordan is a 2nd year PhD student in the Aerospace Engineering Sciences department.
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Faculty/Staff Advisors

Dr. Leland Giovannelli
Advisor
Dr. Leland Giovannelli is the Faculty Director and a Senior Instructor for the Herbst Humanities Program at CU Boulder. Among her many accolades, she is the recipient of the 2013 Sullivan-Carlson Award.
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Dr. Julie Steinbrenner
Advisor
Dr. Steinbrenner joined the faculty in Mechanical Engineering at CU-Boulder in 2012. In addition to mentoring students during their senior design projects, she teaches courses in fluids, heat transfer, and thermodynamics with a focus on developing the students’ conceptual understanding and problem-solving methodologies through active learning techniques.
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Incoming Advisor
Advisor
This position is in the process of being filled. Please apply below if you would like to be considered for an advisor position.
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Applications to Join EEF

Student Position(s)
The EEF Committee is currently accepting applications for two undergraduate positions beginning in Fall 2017. The application will close on September 4, 2017.

All sitting EEF Members are required to attend evening, once-weekly Committee meetings and to read all submitted proposals during the 2 Mini and 1 Major proposal cycles. Members often take on additional leadership, development, and promotional tasks.

Student Application
Advisor Position(s)
The EEF Committee is currently accepting applications for one faculty/staff advisor position beginning in Fall 2017. The application will close on September 4, 2017.

All sitting EEF Advisors are required to attend evening, once-weekly Committee meetings and to read all submitted proposals during the 2 Mini and 1 Major proposal cycles.

Advisor Application

Contact the EEF Committee