Hawaii tech company innovates at the fringes

May 1, 2018

Does every problem have a solution? Alumnus Patrick Sullivan (EngrPhys’78) thinks so, and he has dedicated his career to bringing together scientists and engineers from disparate fields to create technological solutions that disrupt our global community for the better. He calls the approach Intellectual Anarchy™, and he’s spent more than...

Timeline: Celebrating 125 Years of Engineering

May 1, 2018

CU Engineering Through the Years 1893 The School of Applied Science is founded, offering degrees in civil and electrical engineering. 1897 Frederick W. Whiteside is the college’s first graduate, in civil engineering. 1898 First engineering building is dedicated, where Norlin Library stands today. 1902 Mechanical engineering established. First Engineers Ball...

Interdisciplinary Research Themes

May 1, 2018

Over the next several years, the college will be investing in six major interdisciplinary research themes.

Cross-disciplinary effort will make robots small, smart and efficient

May 1, 2018

Every day, it seems that robots are becoming more realistic-looking and capable, from Sophia, the humanoid robot that was granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia, to robots that can assist in surgeries. But for computer scientist Nikolaus Correll, robots are still missing something—they’re falling short of the complexity and elegance of...

Biomaterials hold promise for better disease diagnosis and treatment

May 1, 2018

There’s no one in the world quite like you. It’s a sweet sentiment for greeting cards and love songs, but when it comes to treatment of disease or injury, your individuality may be less of a benefit and more of a burden. The complexities that make you who you are...

Engineering on the cutting edge of quantum theory

May 1, 2018

Hundreds of years ago, as the use of ships increased for trade and exploration, British fleets established themselves as superior in navigation to those of almost all other countries. The main ingredient in their success, according to Scott Palo of Smead Aerospace Engineering, was accurate time-keeping devices. While ships are...

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Alum’s experience inspires nonprofit to help veterans

May 1, 2018

Thirty years ago, Rob Brazell (MCompSci’98) was diagnosed with AIDS and given a year to live. He survived the ordeal, but it took him 15 years to fully recover. Rather than return to work as an aerospace engineer, Brazell celebrated his second chance at life by vowing to help disabled...

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Aerospace hub is on the rise

May 1, 2018

On a sunny Colorado day, workers in fluorescent hard hats zip across a crowded job site, their breath visible in the cold air. As the Flatirons tower in the background, concrete is being poured, arc welder sparks pulse against steel, and a 100-foot crane lifts supplies into position.


Q&A: Junior JT Abate serves as Olympic forerunner

May 1, 2018

JT Abate, a junior mechanical engineering student, was invited to serve as forerunner for the ski events at the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang. He's spending 21 days in South Korea forerunning the downhill, super-G and super combined for both the men and women's events.

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Obama advisor kicks off Dean’s Speaker Series

May 1, 2018

Former Obama science and technology advisor John P. Holdren stopped by in November for the first edition of the Dean’s Speaker Series, sitting down for a chat with Bobby Braun in front of a packed house of more than 500 people in the Glenn Miller Ballroom.