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Chart showing premature death avoided globally by 2050 by removal of solid cookstove use.

Targeting Cookstove Pollution Using Supercomputers and NASA Satellites

New air quality research is investigating a major, but often overlooked contributor to outdoor pollution... Read more
Carlye Lauff laughs during a design workshop in the Idea Forge.

Fellowship for the Win - Designing Down Under

Carlye Lauff, a mechanical engineering PhD student studying design, is taking her research to the land of kangaroos and... Read more
Franck Vernerey with a student.

Franck Vernerey Earns Prestigious Presidential Honor

Mechanical engineering associate professor Franck Vernerey has been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for... 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.