The seminar course presents a flexible format that covers special-interest topics in engineering. Course content focuses on skills often not taught in a traditional engineering curriculum. Rather than have traditional technical talks from each department, we will instead focus on sharpening skills beyond the technical, such as: intellectual property, ethics, design, policy, entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship, diversity and equity, convergent research, broader impacts of research, and more. We will have experts from around the world and from CU presenting these lectures.
Students, both undergraduate and graduate, may enroll in this course (ENGR 4150/5150/7150) for up to one credit total. Grading is pass/fail, and students must attend all of the (seven) seminars to pass as well as write a single seminar review as described below. Faculty are also encouraged to attend.
Seminars are every other week, and usually held on Tuesdays at 11a.m. in a remote format (as synchronous Zoom sessions). Recordings of each seminar will be posted on this page; click the link to access them.
Details will be added as they're confirmed
Caroline Clevenger, associate professor of civil engineering - October 5: Introduction to current and future construction practices
Geeta Verma, professor of science education - October 12: Equity issues in science education
Dana Carpenter, associate professor of mechanical engineering - October 19: "Lean on me: How devices and bones share the load"
Kendall Hunter, associate professor of bioengineering - November 8: "2D strain in the right ventricle from finite-element postprocessing of 3D echocardiographic images"
Farnoush Banaei-Kashani, associate professor of computer science and engineering - November 16: The basics of data science and current research projects
Dan Connors, associate professor of electrical engineering - November 30: "Computer Vision - A New Way to Advance Equity in Society"
Thank you for offering this wonderful opportunity to learn about innovation, adaptability, and the execution of values. Being someone that wants to grow as a leader in this field, it was invaluable and a lesson I've been wanting and needing to help guide my growth.
Maydha Kumar, bioengineering undergraduate