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Summer pivots lead to new programming during coronavirus

Aug. 4, 2020

The challenges of COVID-19 have inspired innovation among staff, faculty and students, leading to the development of two summer programs for 38 participating mechanical engineering students: the ME Summer Design Intensive and ME SPUR.

Students will model their building after Rwandan housing.

Engineering team building Rwandan-style hut to test clean-air solutions

April 16, 2020

A team of engineering undergraduates has undertaken a project to help improve the health of people in Rwanda who use cookstoves.

FieldLine Capstone Design

Students help to see the brain in a new way

April 10, 2020

FieldLine Inc., a company that grew out of research being conducted in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering, is building sensors to image the brain using magnetic fields. For the second consecutive year, capstone design students will help to advance their innovative concepts.

Shelly Miller

Indoor air quality expert tackles questions on COVID-19

April 3, 2020

How can you keep your indoor air quality healthy if you’re stuck at home amid a global pandemic? Professor Shelly Miller of the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Environmental Engineering Program has been tackling these and other questions in her Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering class.

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Diane Sieber to serve as Herbst Program director

Feb. 17, 2020

As program director, Sieber will guide one of the college’s signature programs, which provides seminar-style courses for engineering students that explore technology and ethics through the lens of literature, history, philosophy and global perspectives.

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Student Experiential Education transforms professional development for mechanical engineers at CU Boulder

Jan. 24, 2020

A generous donation in spring 2019 began the official launch of Student Experiential Education, an effort designed to enhance connections between students and industry. SEE was developed by recent award winners Senior Instructor Julie Steinbrenner and Senior Professional Development Advisor Kat McConnell along with Department Chair Mike Hannigan and former Instructor Jenifer Blacklock.

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Industry input sparks new experiences for manufacturing students

Jan. 14, 2020

CU Boulder’s manufacturing class has been revamped to bring the manufacturing process to life for students with input from industry representatives. They uncovered a need leading to five guest speakers, nine company tours, a manufacturing industry panel and a variety of active learning opportunities.

Participants in the 2019 competition.

Compete in Ethics Tech Competition on Feb. 8

Jan. 9, 2020

The first-place team will receive a $10,000 scholarship award.

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New class for engineers as entrepreneurs

Jan. 7, 2020

New class “Entrepreneurial Leadership for Engineers” (EMEN 4830-Special Topics) is a first-of-its kind open to undergrads and grad students across the university who are interested in learning from some of the greatest entrepreneurs in Colorado and beyond about how great companies, products, and teams are built.

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Engineering a Well-Rounded Future at CU

Dec. 30, 2019

Today’s graduates have earned a 21st century engineering degree – one steeped in the domain knowledge required to impact our technological world, but which also benefits from the broad character of our university and the interdisciplinary manner in which we approach our educational mission.