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Shell Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Team

March 26, 2020

A Mechanical Engineering Senior Design team, sponsored by Shell, worked with CIEST to design, manufacture, and test the vibration responses of different piping systems with and without mitigation methods applied.

Anna and teacher

AP Research: Mycelium and Seismic Performance

March 26, 2020

Erie High School student Anna Broerman, accompanied by her teacher Kaitlyn Gentert, investigated the inclusion of mycelium in cement bricks to aid in seismic performance at CIEST for her AP research project.

EERI Students Standing by Shake Table

CU EERI Seismic Design Competition 2019

Aug. 29, 2019

The CU Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Seismic Design Team competed in Vancouver for 2019 competition.

Canoe Racing

Rocky Mountain 2019 ASCE Conference

Aug. 29, 2019

American Society of Civil Engineers hosts the Rocky Mountain Regional Conference with help from CIEST.

Students working

Concrete Mixing and Testing

Nov. 8, 2018

CIEST served as a resource to students in AREN 4830 (Sustainable Materials and Structures) as they designed and tested concrete mixes and considered the variable environmental impacts of their chosen materials.


Shake Table with a 2-Story Frame

Oct. 18, 2017

Structural Dynamics students work with CIEST to apply learning in labs.

A collage of photos of students working in the structures lab.

Cylinder, Shake Table, and Dynamic Column Testing

Oct. 18, 2017

Experimental Methods in Structural Engineering apply learning with CIEST

Two students cut Styrofoam to make the mold for the concrete canoe

Concrete Canoe Competition 2017

Oct. 18, 2017

ASCE student chapters have designed and raced concrete canoes in the National Concrete Canoe Competition since the early 1970s.

A group of students discuss the design of their steel bridge

Steel Bridge Competition 2017

Oct. 18, 2017

Students in the American Society of Civil Engineers at CU Boulder compete annually against other universities in the region at the ASCE regional conference to design and construct a steel truss bridge.

Instron testing machine

Concrete and Metal Materials Testing

Oct. 18, 2017

CIEST assists Mechanics of Materials I and II in their practical labs.