The Engineering Fellows are a collection of graduate and undergraduate students within the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Get to know who your Fellows are!

Faculty Advisor


John Bennett

John Bennett has been the Faculty Advisor to the Engineering Fellows since their founding in 2004. He is the Archuleta Professor of Computer Science at CU, where he holds joint appointments in Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program. For the past six years he was the Director of the ATLAS Institute at CU. Prior to directing ATLAS, Bennett was the Associate Dean of Engineering for Education in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. He joined the CU-Boulder faculty in 2000, after serving on the faculty of Rice University for 11 years. Bennett holds MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Washington Seattle, and BSEE and MEE degrees from Rice University. His primary research interests are broadly focused in the areas of ICTD and STEM education. He is a registered professional engineer. Prior to his academic career, Bennett founded and led two successful technology start-ups, and was an Officer in the US Navy.

Head Fellows


Chip Bollendonk

Chip Bollendonk loves all things mechanical, outdoors, and swing dance. When he isn’t working hard as a graduate student in mechanical engineering, you can find Chip running at Chautauqua, swing dancing around Boulder, or interning at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. At CU, Chip is involved with Student Ambassadors and the President’s Leadership Class. He is really excited to help you out with engineering classes.


Jenny Kampmeier

Jenny is a senior in Aerospace Engineering, planning to pursue the BS/MS program with a focus area of Bioastronautics. Jenny is passionate about everything related to spaceflight, human space travel, and interplanetary exploration, and hopes to work for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory following graduation. She is also a passionate advocate for women in her field, and co-founded the student organization Women in Aerospace Engineering at CU. Outside of school, Jenny works at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics where she commands NASA spacecraft and wonders why things act so weird in space. In a previous life, Jenny was a classical flutist and orchestra librarian in Manhattan before coming back to school. She is married to fellow space-nerd Matt Muszynski, and shares a home with a pair of troublemaker beagles, Darwin and Baxter.


Bridger Baird

Bridger is a Civil Engineering student with a minor in Business from Estes Park, CO.  He is heavily involved with Engineer’s Without Borders here at CU and has helped to create a new project in Paraguay. When he is not studying in the math library, he is outside mountain biking, climbing, hiking or backpacking. He loves to talk about the disappearing Colorado River and the challenge of providing water for the western United States.  His favorite subject is all things structural and he can’t wait to help you out with your Civil Engineering classes.  His goals are to complete a master’s degree in Structural Engineering here at CU before pursuing an international PhD or career.  He can’t wait to meet you!

Andrew Beel

Andrew is a junior double-majoring in Civil Engineering and Applied Mathematics who enjoys computational mechanics research, playing the piano, spending time with family and friends, and salsa dancing.  When he gets frustrated with his engineering homework, he takes out his frustration at the batting cages.  Andrew looks forward to infecting engineering students with his contagious (and probably deadly) love of math and science.


Christy Carda

Christy is a senior studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Leadership Studies. When she is not wading through homework, Christy is involved in the Presidents Leadership Class. Over this past summer, she traveled to Ireland and the UK prior to interning for Textron Systems in Maryland. A Colorado native, Christy loves hiking, running, and reading in her spare time.


Aidan Coffey


Adam Cronce

Adam is a senior of Chemical Engineering with industry interests in aerospace, programming and other engineering-y fields that require challenging process and project management. The more complicated, the better. In his former life, he played guitar in a tribal hard rock band called Niobium, toured the Midwest, recorded and album and met both Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys and Bobcat Goldthwait. Not at the same time. When he isn't in school, he may be devouring sci-fi novels, climbing rocks and patiently waiting for season 2 of Stranger Things.

Abby Fink


Coleman Force

Coleman Force is a senior studying Chemical Engineering and also a member of Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. He has been on the University of Colorado Men's Soccer Team for the past three years and is captain for his fourth and final season with the team this fall. Professionally, he has interned on a large scale capital engineering project for leading chemical company, where he acted as field and process design follow-up engineer. However, this past summer he worked for an investment bank, where he explored his interests in investment banking within the oil and gas space. With regards to engineering, he is interested in the oil & gas and petrochemical industries from an investment banking and capital project perspective. Outside of class, he is interested in running, mountain biking, skiing, and you can always find him enjoying the buff pool at the Rec with his friends.


Tyler (Toni) Gossett

Tyler (Toni) Gossett is a Junior majoring in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Applied Mathematics. She plans on going to graduate school for Materials Engineering and pursuing a career in academia. On campus, she is involved in ChemE Car as the co-captain of the stopping mechanism team and works in the ChemE undergraduate teaching lab rebuilding and maintaining a reverse osmosis system. She loves all things outdoors including hiking, snowboarding, rock climbing, and kayaking. She also loves playing board/card games with her friends and looking for new places to explore!


Jack Greene

Jack is a graduate student in environmental engineering. He enjoys all things related to water and water resources. He plans on furthering his education in some form after his undergraduate career in hydrology, water resource engineering, or natural resource law. Jack loves to teach and play tennis as President of the CU Boulder Club Tennis Team and as tennis instructor the past three summers. He enjoys fly fishing, hiking and skiing and also very much enjoys bluegrass music and bands like the Grateful Dead and Phish.


Samantha Growley

Sam Growley is a junior in Aerospace Engineering. She loves anything that has to do with Star Trek, Math, or America’s Got Talent.  When she isn’t studying, you can find her swimming laps, bowling with friends, or learning how to swing dance.  Sam also likes to do anything outdoors such as hiking West Maroon Pass or finding a place to go cliff jumping! Last year Sam played for the CU Women’s Water Polo team and loved it. She is super excited to help others with their Engineering classes and assist them on their path to academic success. 


Matthew Haney 


Matthew Hurst 

Matt is a currently a senior studying Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mathematics. His love of aerospace began at age 7 when he founded a paper airplane company based out of his bedroom. At age 21, Matt can sometimes still be seen meticulously folding paper aircraft to maintain his skills. During his time as an undergraduate, Matt has studied abroad in Rome, Italy, interned at Lockheed Martin Space Systems and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and worked at CU in both hardware development and a computational mechanics lab. Following graduation, Matt hopes to pursue graduate degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Applied Math. In his free time, Matt enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, and skiing.

Matt Jankousky


Eli Kopp-DeVol 

Eli Kopp-DeVol is a Junior studying mechanical engineering and working on a minor in computer science. His childhood dream of inventing (and of course piloting) a moon-worthy tractor led him to his love of machines and a desire to grasp a fundamental knowledge of the inner workings of the world and the universe beyond. He has an especially strong interest in artificial intelligence and is currently working with Professor Y.C. Lee’s research group to develop a micro compressor to accompany a micro cryogenic cooler. When he occasionally emerges from his study cave; Eli loves to backpack, play music, or go skiing and is a huge mountain bike enthusiast.


Kevin Loeffler

Kevin is a senior studying Engineering Physics. Kevin has worked for three years researching ultra cold chemistry with the Lewandowski Group at JILA. He has also worked as a software engineering intern at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. In his free time, Kevin is a roller coaster enthusiast having ridden 248 unique roller coasters. He also writes for the Colorado Engineer and blogs about 3D printing and machining.


Joe Lytwyn

Joe is in the BS/MS program studying Civil Engineering focusing in construction engineering and management. Growing up on jobsites has lead Joe to enjoy all things construction. Seeing a project grow from an idea to full completion is his true passion. When he is not buried in his schoolwork, you can find Joe snowboarding, hiking, or working on his car. Joe also has an unusual ability to feed squirrels from his hand.


Jennifer Michael

Jenny is a senior (YAY) majoring in Computer Science with a focus on software development. She has so far held two summer internships, both of which were amazing experiences and make her more and more excited to join the software engineering world. After graduation, Jenny hopes to travel the world and land a job doing backend web development, hopefully somewhere in the email security industry. Her favorite things are VIM, Github, StackOverflow, fluffy puppies, and shoes.


Kianna Nguyen

Kianna is a junior studying Chemical and Biological Engineering with minors in Leadership Studies and Biomedical Engineering. She is passionate about medicine and hopes to use her knowledge of engineering to serve in a career that bridges the gap between medicine and developing technology. Outside of academics, you can find Kianna coaching cute little kids in swimming, rock climbing, playing piano, or dominating in innertube water polo.


Prerit Oberai

Prerit is a junior studying Electrical and Computer Engineering with minors in Leadership Studies and Biomedical Engineering. Outside of school, he works at LASP as a Command Controller and enjoys to do Taekwondo, play the trombone and attend hackathons!

Floyd Pierce

Floyd is a senior double majoring in Economics and Applied Mathematics with an emphasis in Quantitative Finance.  He is very passionate about school spirit, as he serves on the Herd Leadership Council and is one of the drum majors of CU's "Golden Buffalo" Marching Band.  Outside of campus, Floyd interns with the Boulder Economic Council and conducts research for the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District as well as the Dairy Center of the Arts.  Floyd is in love with the television show, The Amazing Race.

Brooke Robinson

Brooke is a Senior in Computer Science (BS) focusing in Human Centered Computing, but wait there's more! She is also an active cadet in Army ROTC, works as an Engineering Ambassador, is an officer for Women In Computing, and kicks butt in Taekwondo. If she isn't on campus, she's probably either running into the flatirons or binge watching Netflix. However, nothing is better to Brooke than spending time with her border collie, Bacon. After graduation, Brooke will work for the United States Army as a 2nd Lieutenant.

Robert Tyrell-Ead

Robert is a junior in Engineering Physics/Applied Mathematics, and plans to pursue a PhD in physics, hopefully in another country. After that he would like to work with an aerospace company like JPL or SpaceX. Currently he is working at NIST on microwave scanning probe microscopy, looking at the properties of 2D materials. At CU he also works with the EWB Nepal group, helping bring clean drinking water to the communities of Nepal. In his free time he prefers to be outside biking, hiking, running or climbing the Flatirons, and in the winter can be found sledding or skiing. He loves teaching people about the exciting worlds of math and physics, and also loves learning new things, no matter what they are!