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For Current Students

The BOLD Center offers a variety of community-building and skill-building events for engineering students throughout the academic year. Browse the different types of programs we offer below, or for a complete schedule, see the calendar. All programs are free of cost unless otherwise noted.

Power Hour
Students enjoy home-made cultural food at the weekly Power Hour study break in the BOLD Center at the College of Engineering, CU-Boulder. Celebrating the diversity of our students! Power Hour is a weekly study break, held in the BOLD Center from 4-5 pm every Wednesday. Themes vary from academic to cultural. Here are some topics we’ve had in the past:

  • Indian tacos and a celebration of Native American Heritage Month
  • Student-faculty mixers
  • Resumes and prep for Career Fair

Power Hour is also a great opportunity for student groups and industry partners to meet with current engineering students. Interested in hosting a Power Hour? Email Vanessa Dunn.

The BOLD Welcome
The BOLD Center Welcome is a chance for diverse students to get to know one another and mingle at the start of the semester Held at the start of the fall semester, the BOLD welcome is a fun and casual event to welcome returning and new students to CU-Engineering! It’s a great chance to make new friends and catch up with friends before the semester begins.This event is mandatory for some recipients of the BOLD participation scholarship; please check your scholarship requirements. 
Industry Night Events
Industry Night brings diverse engineers from different backgrounds to CU-Engineering to give an industry perspective Held in the fall semester, Industry Night is open to all engineering undergraduate and graduate students. Hear first-hand feedback from successful engineers in a variety of industries and find out how they got to where they are. Networking and hors d’oeuvres provided afterward. Dates vary.
Mastery Workshops
womens manufacturing workshops at CU-Engineering are a great way for women get familiar with somethig new in a safe and supportive environment The Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory (ITLL) program offers a series of Women’s Mastery Workshops, where students can polish their skills or try something new in a safe and supportive environment. Dates vary, check the calendar for the latest information. Topics alsovary; past subjects include:

  • Laser Cutter
  • 3-D printing and SolidWorks
  • Arduino microcontrollers …and more.
The Celebration of Excellence
The BOLD Celebration of Excellence celebrates the diversity and excellence of engineering at University of Colorado Boulder Held in the spring semester, the BOLD Celebration of Excellence is an event to honor the spring graduates, as well as our top students for their academic achievements and contributions to the BOLD community. This is the BOLD Center’s most formal event, and features live entertainment, catered hors d’oeuvres, awards, and much more. Tickets cost $5, but may be waived for students with extenuating circumstances.This event is mandatory for some recipients of the BOLD participation scholarship; please check your scholarship requirements.