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About K-12 Programs

With a 2020 goal of parity between in-state CU engineering students and the Colorado population, the BOLD team reaches out beyond the campus with focused engineering experiences for disadvantaged K-12 youth–tomorrow’s engineers–to make this goal a reality.

The BOLD Center hosts, or collaborates with other departments on, many K-12 Engineering Education initiatives. The following events and programs are available to support and inspire K-12 students. (For information on visit programs for high school juniors or seniors interested in applying to CU-Boulder, click here.)

K-12 Programs

Girl Scout Badge Program
The BOLD Center provides badge workshops to introduce K-12 girls to the exciting world of engineering and to enhance the program’s relationship with the local Girl Scout community. Through these events, Girl Scouts learn about the exciting opportunities in science and engineering and work in teams with CU student mentors in fun learning atmosphere.
Tomorrow’s Engineers… creAte, iMagine, Succeed (TEAMS) Graduate engineering Fellows, deployed through the TEAMS Program to schools in Longmont, Lafayette and Denver, teach K-12 girls and boys that engineering is a fun, rewarding and attainable career that impacts society through everyday applications. At our partner elementary schools, TEAMS also provides resources for afterschool TEAMS Engineering Clubs.
Tours of the ITLL The ITL Laboratory (Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory) is a fun and educational interactive building in the CU-Engineering center. Take a self-guided tour and view student flow-visualization art, hands-on exhibits, leading-edge test and measurement equipment.  Or, for school-group visits, please schedule advanced reservations with our K-12 Engineering Coordinator.


Partner Schools

The BOLD Center currently partners with Denver School of Science and Technology, Centaurus High School Pre-Engineering Academy, Skyline High School STEM Academy, and elementary and middle schools in Lafayette and Longmont, CO.