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Isaac Koch works on a piece of equipment.

Alumnus Helps Engineer Better Responses to Wintery Weather

It tears up highways, destroys car bodies, and can poison fish, but is essential any... Read more
Haley Smith with a basketball

Mechanical Engineering Basketball Star Seeks a Biomedical Future

How did you decide to become a mechanical engineer? Was it encouragement from a teacher?... Read more
Daria Kotys-Schwartz

Kotys-Schwartz Awarded Design Excellence Fellowship

What makes a good engineer? A strong drive to excel, an interest in pushing the... 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.