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CU Denver ‘On The Rise’: Regent and Board Chair Jack Kroll '11, MS '20 Reflects on his Alma Mater

Elected in 2016 to represent Colorado’s 1st Congressional District, Jack Kroll ’11, MS ’20 is a proud Lynx alum who now serves as Chair of the CU Board of Regents. In the fall of 2006, however, he was still settling into classes alongside other first-year students on the CU Denver campus, deciding between creative writing and economics.

Through hard work and with inspiration from professors like Kyle Hurst, Kroll has enjoyed a remarkable string of early successes. From president of the Student Government Association to president of the CU Denver Alumni Board, as well as a 10-year career in admissions at CU Boulder, there are few who have embraced black-and-gold thinking as thoroughly as Kroll has.

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What Is Quantum Computing? Answers from Erik Lucero '05 of Google

To understand quantum computing, CU Denver spoke to Erik Lucero '05, PhD, research scientist and site lead for Google Santa Barbara, the company’s Quantum AI campus. Lucero ’05 began his studies at CU Denver, where he double majored in electrical engineering and physics. 

One of Lucero’s passions is photography, and he thinks it has similarities with quantum computing. In an episode of The Artian podcast, Lucero said both disciplines require “particular order and exquisite care.”

Lucero’s photographs have also served as a historical record of progress in the field of quantum computer processors. “I have a cool lineage of all the processors I’ve worked on,” he said. His photographs help people see what quantum computers actually look like.


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Engineering Internship & Job Fair (in-person)

| 11:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Cost/fee: Free
All CU Denver students and alumni are invited to attend the Fall 2021 in-person College of Engineering, Design and Computing Internship and Job Fair! During the fair you will be able to find internship and job opportunities, network with employers, and explore career options.
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Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture: The Three Circles of Leadership That Can Change the World

| 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Cost/fee: Free
Room Number: 2600
Student Commons Building
1201 Larimer Street
Denver, CO
Presented by Dr. Paul Boulos, the Fall 2021 Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture will examine the intersection of character, competence, and adaptability – model behaviors necessary to create your own luck and change the world. Dr. Boulos is a highly dynamic engineering and technology business leader and philanthropist. He is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the highest professional distinction accorded to an engineer.
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