Category: Student Life and Campus Involvement


Productivity Apps and Items for the Everyday Engineer

Outreach and Equity Coordinator Claudia Hernandez works with student ambassador Camille Milo in the Engineering Success Center, January 2020

Productivity Apps and Items for the Everyday Engineer Hey folks! My name is Camille Milo, and I am a fifth year studying Biomedical / Chemical and Biological Engineering. As an engineering student, or really a student in general, productivity is the name of the game! Here is a list of my favorite productivity apps and […]

A Love Letter to Biomedical Engineering: Why I Chose BME

Michelle at a computer doing research

A Love Letter to Biomedical Engineering: Why I Chose BME Hello there, reader. My name is Michelle Hefner and I am a fourth-year student in Biomedical Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering here at CSU. The impact of BME Imagine having the power to make a difference in millions of people’s lives around the world by innovating […]

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

Four study abroad students in Alicante

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?

CSU civil engineering intern and other interns on site

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 […]