Current Sponsors


CU Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program


Nicholas Anderson - Fall 2013– Spring 2014

Load Controlled Thermal Tissue Fusion


Morgan Hill - Summer 2012

Redesign and Evaluation of Computer-Controlled Pressure Algometer


Nicholas Anderson - Fall 2011– Spring 2012

Design of a Novel Magnetically Manipulated In vivo Camera for Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery


Charles Wheeler - Fall 2011– Spring 2012

Evaluation of Micro-Patterned Treads for Robotic Capsule Endoscopy


Madalyn Kern - Fall 2010

Measurement of Micro-Patterned Tread Drawbar Force for

In vivo Surgical Robotics


Allison Lyle - Summer 2010

Measurement of Small Bowel Shear Properties for

In vivo Surgical Robotic Mobility


Rosie Steinhaus - Summer 2009

Laparoscopic Port Camera Development


Levin Sliker - Summer 2009

In vivo Robotic Locomotion


Scott Macdonald - Spring 2009

Biomechanical Device Design and Fabrication for the Boutonniere Deformity

BMEidea - Biomedical Engineering Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Award Competition


Scott Macdonald, Josh Goetz, Erik Schmidt, Boris Stavitsky - Spring 2009

Biomechanical Correction of the Boutonniere Deformity with Shape Memory Alloys

CU Engineering Excellence Fund


Spring/Fall 2016

Mechanical Engineering Computer Upgrades at the Idea Forge


Spring/Fall 2015

Graduate Design Program Computers and Microscope


Spring/Fall 2015

Large Scale 2D and 3D Routing Mill


Spring/Fall 2014

Vertical Milling Machine and Precision Lathe


Spring/Fall 2013

Graduate Design Program MakerBot and Computing


Spring/Fall 2012

Graduate Design Program Fabrication Equipment


Spring/Fall 2011

Graduate Design Track Equipment


Spring/Fall 2009

UV Spot Curing System for Undergraduate Projects

Previous Sponsors


The Children’s Hospital of Denver


Fall 2009 - Spring 2010

Ventricular Septal Defect Port Camera System

CU Innovative Seed Grant


Summer 2009 - Summer 2010

New Dynamic Tissue Modeling for Mobile In vivo Surgical Robots

Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI)


Spring 2011 - Fall 2011

Gastrointestinal Tract Tissue Mechanics Characterization for Mobile In vivo Surgical Robots




National Science Foundation


Fall 2012 - Fall 2016

Surface Micro-Patterning and Material Design to Enable In vivo Mobility



Fall 2013 - Fall 2014

Prospective Study of Pedicle Screw Placement Using the O-arm and Navigated Instrumentation

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AEF Surgery Seed Grant


Summer 2012 - Summer 2014

In vivo Robotic Capsule

Endoscopy for Small Bowel and Colonoscopy

CU Innovative Seed Grant


Summer 2013 - Fall 2014

Thermal Tissue Bonding Mechanics for Improved Device Design



Spring 2012 - Spring 2013

Prospective Study of Pedicle Screw Placement Using the O-arm and Navigated Instrumentation

ConMed Electrosurgery


Fall 2010 - Summer 2013

Tissue Model for Vessel Sealing

National Science Foundation


Fall 2013 - Fall 2015

EAGER: Cognitive Ethnographies of Engineering Design

ConMed Electrosurgery


Summer 2014 - Summer 2016

Design Optimization of a Single

Heater Vessel Sealing Device


Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) Novel Clinical and Translational Methods Pilot Program


Spring 2014 - Spring 2015

Novel Biomechanical Measurements of the Uterine Cervix at Parturition

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment


Summer 2015 - Summer 2017

A Double-Blind, Placebo-

Controlled Crossover Study

Comparing the Analgesic

Efficacy of Cannabis versus


Research Sponsors

© Regents of the University of Colorado

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade - Advanced Industries Accelerator Program


Summer 2016 - Summer 2018

Endoscopically Deliverable

Overtube to Prevent Colonoscope Looping and Colon Distension

CU Innovative Seed Grant


Summer 2016 - Fall 2017

Enabling Interactive Control of In vivo Robots

National Science Foundation


Fall 2016 - Fall 2019

NSF 3D Micromechanics of Adhesion and Friction

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