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Prototype robot.

How a wriggling robot could make a common medical procedure easier

Nobody needs to reinvent the wheel, but reinventing the colonoscope is definitely worth somebody’s time... Read more
The check presentation.

Competing in a NASA student satellite design contest

“Well, there goes our spring break!”, I thought as I read NASA’s email about the... Read more
Virginia Ferguson and Chelsea Heveran in Ferguson's lab.

Of Mice & Mars - Virginia Ferguson Investigates Bone Loss in Space

Far above Earth, a curious colony of spacefarers is sharing close quarters on the International... Read more

Hands-on learning, advanced research, and an entrepreneurial spirit are defining the next generation of engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder. Students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering learn from a vibrant faculty conducting diverse research in consumer products, robotics, thermodynamics, energy, and the environment. We’re home to nearly 1,200 students in undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs.

We offer world-class facilities and an unrivaled spirit for business and industry. CU Boulder is ranked the #18th most entrepreneurial university in the nation by Forbes Magazine (2015). We also have strong connections to multiple national laboratories located here in Boulder, providing real-world research opportunities for students.