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.

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...

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...

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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.

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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.

Interdisciplinary Research Themes

May 1, 2018

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

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...

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CU Boulder team advances to Chem-E-Car Nationals

April 30, 2018

The Chem-E-Car competition is an engineering design competition where teams build RC-car sized autonomous vehicles that are powered and controlled by analytically designed chemical reactions.

A student discussing her project with Expo attendees.

Engineering Projects Expo 2018 takes over Coors Events Center

April 28, 2018

Click for a Flickr Album of Expo Photos Lights flashed, buzzers rang and attendees watched with rapt attention at the home of University of Colorado Boulder basketball – but with 143 teams in attendance, this was no basketball game. Welcome to the first ever CU Boulder College of Engineering and...