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A flying UAV in Boulder

Using UAVs and lasers to map atmospheric gases

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado... Read more
Mary Rahjes

"I love that engineering pushes me to be my best." - Mary Rahjes

The #iLookLikeAnEngineer campaign means that anyone can be an engineer. It doesn't matter what you... Read more
Nicholaus Wolfrum working in a machine shop.

Blog: MechE student finds success with online auto parts business

During my first year of college, I quickly learned three things about being a student:... 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.