Category: Student Life and Campus Involvement


Why I Decided to Stay In-State for College

Kate Boyd in front of the Flatirons

Why I Decided to Stay In-State for College Hi all! My name is Kate, and I am a third-year student studying Chemical and Biological Engineering. Today I’m happy to share with you why I decided to stay in state for college. First off, I hail from Boulder, Colorado. If you know anything about Colorado schools, you know […]

Best Study Spots On and Off Campus

Sami with a cup of coffee

Best Study Spots On and Off Campus By Sami Fischer Coming into college, I was amazed by how much free time and flexibility I had. However, as an engineering student, I soon discovered that “free time” often meant “study time.” Before I discovered my favorite study spots, I couldn’t figure out where I worked best or […]

Research as an Undergraduate Student

Connor Witt, Engineering Student Ambassador

Research as an Undergraduate Student Research – is it for you and where do you start? Are you wondering what opportunities there are for research as an undergrad student at CSU? I was wondering the same thing when I first started looking at CSU. I knew that I wanted to do research, but I had […]

The Summer Experience at CSU

Group of student ambassadors with Cam the Ram

The Summer Experience at CSU Considering staying in Fort Collins over the summer and taking some classes, but not quite sure whether it’s for you? I was in the same position at the end of my first year at CSU. Read on to learn a little bit about summer session at CSU.  Cam the Ram […]

How I Studied Abroad as an Engineer

How I Studied Abroad as an Engineer Hi Rams! My name is Kate and I am in my third year studying Chemical and Biological Engineering at Colorado State University. Last Spring (2020), I had the amazing opportunity of studying abroad in Valencia, Spain! I am here to tell you that studying abroad as an engineer can be done. Read […]

International Women in Engineering Day 2020

Imme Ebert-Uphoff and Libby Barnes at the atmospheric science campus. Photo by Bill Cotton.

It’s International Women in Engineering Day! We’re celebrating all women in engineering, from students just starting their journey to our expert researchers and beyond.

What’s the Deal with Internships?

What’s the Deal with Internships? When you hear the word “intern,” what comes to mind? Perhaps you think of Parks and Recreation and the apathetic college recruit, sitting at a desk and popping her gum with disinterest. Maybe you imagine someone giving their unpaid time to a thankless summer job of making copies and taking […]

How to Balance Life as an Engineer

Engineering students balance on an activity at CSU's mountain campus

How to Balance Life as an Engineer In the “Ask an Ambassador” blog, we showcase the experiences of real CSU students in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering. Read on to meet Kate, a CSU engineering major, and learn what she recommends to balance life as an engineer. Diving into Engineering Engineering is not […]

Plan Your Visit to Campus and the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Plan Your Visit to Campus and the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering Whether you are just beginning your college search or finishing up applications, visiting campus is a great way to decide if the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering feels like home! Here are a few fun and informative opportunities to consider as […]

Putting the “Colorado State” in CSU

Zach Kugler

My name is Zach Kugler and I am a senior engineering student at Colorado State and I am pursuing a double major in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. As the term goes, I was born and raised in Colorado where a large majority of my family was raised and currently resides. I grew up in […]