An illustration of a car traveling down the "charging lane" of a roadway.

Future electric cars could recharge wirelessly while you drive

March 27, 2018

Over the last two years, Assistant Professor Khurram Afridi and his team in electrical, computer and energy engineering have developed a proof of concept for wireless power transfer that transfers electrical energy through electric fields at very high frequencies.Read more »
A visualization of multiple leaks in the field.

Detecting Methane from Miles Away

March 22, 2018

University of Colorado, CIRES, NOAA and NIST team harnesses Nobel Prize technology to detect distant gas leaks A new field instrument developed by a collaborative team of researchers can quantify methane leaks as tiny as 1/4 of a human exhalation from nearly a mile away. CIRES, NOAA, CU Boulder, and... Read more »
The University of Colorado Boulder NASA BIG Idea Challenge Team.

CU Boulder earns 2nd place in NASA BIG Idea Mars competition

March 19, 2018

The engineering design competition enlists university teams from across the nation to develop creative solutions to some of the agency’s most relevant challenges.Read more »
Alex St. Clair and Carson Brumley

CU Engineering students honored with Brooke Owens and Matt Isakowitz Fellowships

March 8, 2018

Two national fellowship programs are honoring CU Engineering students. The Brooke Owens Fellowship Program and Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program each provide industry internships and mentoring opportunities to promising engineering students and both are recognizing CU Boulder students as 2018 fellows. Aerospace junior Carson Brumley has been selected as a 2018... Read more »
Shankini Doraisingam and Jack Fischer inside Fiske Planetarium.

Bioserve engineer earns NASA Silver Snoopy Award

March 2, 2018

Congratulations to Shankini Doraisingam for receiving the Silver Snoopy Award for her work with astronauts aboard the International Space Station! Doraisingam is an engineer with the University of Colorado Boulder's Bioserve Space Technologies, a center that has designed, built and flown microgravity life science research and hardware on dozens of... Read more »
Aerospace building construction webcam still

New aerospace building construction under way

Live view of the Aerospace Building construction site. Refresh page to update or view webcam. A new building is taking shape on the University of Colorado Boulder’s East Campus, and it’s getting an extra boost thanks to expanding student enrollment. Construction of a 144,000-square-foot dedicated facility for the Ann and... Read more »
Female student at mentoring event

Ball 'sisters' mentor CU Engineering women

Jan. 26, 2018

Dozens of professional women engineers are now serving as sounding boards, cheerleaders and industry contacts for women CU Engineering students as part of a new pilot program with Ball Corporation. The “Ball Sisters” program continues a long tradition of partnership between the Colorado-based company (and its philanthropic arm, The Ball... Read more »
The team with professor Kyri Baker.

CU Boulder team finalists in NASA Mars competition

Jan. 22, 2018

The team with professor Kyri Baker (center). Wanted: college students to help NASA get to Mars. No prior Martian experience necessary. The space agency is turning to an unlikely resource in its quest to conquer the red planet, and University of Colorado Boulder students are answering the call. It is... Read more »
Soft robots

Next-gen flexible robots move and heal like us

Jan. 4, 2018

The Keplinger Research Group in the College of Engineering and Applied Science has developed a new class of soft, electrically activated devices capable of mimicking the expansion and contraction of natural muscles.Read more »
Elijah Gonzales, a sophomore studying civil engineering, discusses his tactile diagram of an eye with Shalini Menon at a design workshop offered through the Build a Better Book project.

Blind researcher brings magic touch to book project

Dec. 6, 2017

As a research assistant with the Build a Better Book Project, run by computer science Assistant Professor Tom Yeh, Shalini Menon is drawing on her personal experience to teach others how to make books and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning materials more accessible to children who are visually impaired.Read more »

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