As the COVID-19 pandemic began this year, CU Engineers mobilized to help in various ways. Read their stories here.

Parker Mcdonnell and microscope

Return to Research: Animal Inspired Movement and Robotics Lab hits the ground running

June 30, 2020

CU Boulder researchers are gradually and safely returning to campus to continue their work in the lab. Read about Assistant Professor Kaushik Jayaram and graduate student Parker McDonnell's return to research.

Greg Potts flamingo mask on sewing machine

Idea Forge machine shop coordinator puts his sewing skills to the test

June 29, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, Greg Potts, Idea Forge machine shop coordinator joined many others in pursuing a new hobby: mask-making. He has made over 250 masks and plans to sew at least 100 more.

Tomoko Matsuo works at machine.

'Our team came out stronger': Instrumentation facility adapts to COVID-19

June 29, 2020

CU Boulder is in the midst of a phased return to on-campus research and creative work in summer 2020. In this series, CU Engineering researchers share tips, tricks and takeaways as they navigate a new approach to research prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Aju Jugessur, director of the Colorado Shared...

Sadie Stutzman

Return to Research: A new normal for the Labbe Lab

June 26, 2020

CU Boulder researchers are gradually and safely returning to campus to continue their work in the lab. Read about Assistant Professor Nicole Labbe's return to research.

Dan Torres wears a mask while working on one of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge robots

Robotics researchers ready to start field-testing their code

June 24, 2020

Out of 20 students who work in Chris Heckman's lab, five have been approved to head back to their space in the ECES wing of the Engineering Center. There, they’ll be able to field-test the software they’ve been developing in a simulation platform, which they also had to build from scratch to accommodate remote teamwork.

Tobias Niederwieser and Alexander Hoehn in a BioServe laboratory with five FRDIGE units slated for delivery to NASA and the International Space Station.

Adapting research to social distancing on campus

June 22, 2020

After large portions of the University of Colorado Boulder shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, you could practically hear a pin drop on campus. But in the Aerospace Building, an array of space-critical research projects at...

Adrian Gutierrez headshot

Self-guided design project turns into an opportunity to save lives

June 16, 2020

Rising Engineering Plus senior Adrian Gutierrez successfully developed an automated bag valve mask, a device he hopes will help those with coronavirus in Mexico, his home for 18 years.

closeup of doctors hands holding a vaccine near someone's arm

Why developing a successful COVID-19 vaccine is only half the battle

June 4, 2020

A multidisciplinary team is working to build a pilot-scale system capable of producing 10,000 to 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines per run that would be ready for use as human trials of vaccines begin in the next year.

The Kissler brothers on a hike

CU siblings share the science on pandemics with COVID-19 podcast

May 20, 2020

Two brothers who are alumni of the College of Engineering and Applied Science bring their expertise to a popular COVID-19 podcast.

Student Aristotle Bougas holds his comic books and care package items

Comic book care packages help connect students across time and space

May 19, 2020

Chris Koehler raided the bargain bin at Time Warp Comics in Boulder to create care packages with assorted comics, stickers, a personal note and other goodies for more than 100 students.

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