Electronic skin

New malleable 'electronic skin' self-healable, recyclable

Feb. 12, 2018

CU Boulder researchers have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable “electronic skin” that has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices.Read more »
A student works on a computer at an outdoor table.

CU Boulder to offer first MOOC-delivered electrical engineering master's degree

Feb. 9, 2018

The on-demand, asynchronous, and fully online degree, to be offered by the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering (ECEE) within the College of Engineering and Applied Science, is subject to authorization by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and slated to launch in the fall of 2018 with additional curriculum rolling out in 2018-19.Read more »
Students work on projects in the Idea Forge

Computer science professor leading new Hacking for Defense course

Feb. 6, 2018

Hacking for Defense, which originated at Stanford University, is another project from the National Security Technology Accelerator, otherwise known as MD5. The project pairs up national research universities across the country with Department of Defense-based endeavors.Read more »
An aerial shot shows severe devastation in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey. Credit/U.S. Department of Defense

Building to withstand disasters pays off big, study shows

Feb. 2, 2018

For every dollar the government spends to make existing buildings more resistant to wildfires, earthquakes, floods and hurricanes, $6 is saved in property losses, business interruption and health problems, according to a new study led by Professor Keith Porter of civil, environmental and architectural engineering.Read more »
Students from the winning teams with oversized prize checks.

CU Boulder aerospace team aces International Student Competition

Jan. 26, 2018

Aaron McCusker (center, in polo shirt) holds high an oversized prize check for Team REPTAR winning first place in the International Student Competition team division. University of Colorado Boulder aerospace senior design Team REPTAR has earned first place in the 2018 American Institute of Aeronautics and Aerospace International Student Competition... Read more »
CMU President Tim Foster, CU Boulder Dean of Engineering Bobby Braun and U.S Representative Scott Tipton at the ribbon cutting for CMU's Confluence Hall

CMU, CU Engineering partnership expanding to include electrical & computer degree

Jan. 25, 2018

Students enrolled in the partnership programs receive instruction from Colorado Mesa University faculty the first two years and from CU faculty the last two years. All instruction is delivered at CMU.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 »
A group shot of the Keplinger Research Group members in their lab.

CU Engineering Researchers Create Soft Robotic Muscles

Jan. 4, 2018

Current robotic materials and prosthetic limbs, while quickly gaining precision and application, are typically made of rigid materials and aren’t the most graceful machines – think C-3PO from "Star Wars." Researchers in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU Boulder are working to soften these limbs, and eventually... Read more »
Sarah DaFoe, Fred Hobbs and Melinda Piket-May in the KGNU studio.

PODCAST: Undergrads design assistive technology for people with disabilities

Jan. 3, 2018

Through a community partnership with Imagine!, CU Boulder engineering students help support people living with developmental, cognitive and physical challenges.Read more »