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.

The NASA BIG Idea Challenge logo.

Building a winning NASA BIG Idea Challenge team

Jan. 22, 2018

Deciding to enter the NASA Big Idea Challenge was one of the last things I would have expected to do in the fall 2017. The solicitation came in an email where it was announced NASA was seeking groups of undergraduate and graduate students to submit proposals for the design of...

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...

Engineer Library flyer

Chat with Working Engineers at Engineer Library

Jan. 19, 2018

Are you unclear about your career, unsure or undecided about your major? We invite you to attend the Engineer Library on February 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the upper floor of the Gemmill Engineering, Math & Physics library, in the Math Building. This is an open-house style event...

Rebekah Haysley

Rebekah Haysley, MechEngr'19

Jan. 19, 2018

#ILookLikeAnEngineer What does the #iLookLikeAnEngineer hashtag mean to you? This campaign is so inspirational to me because it shows me that the true mark of an engineer is hard work, passion, and dedication; engineering isn’t defined by a certain gender or ethnicity. For example, I'm a short blond girl who...

Team REPTAR group photo

Senior design CubeSat bound for national competition

Jan. 5, 2018

A concept drawing showing stages of the device's descent from subsonic speeds to touchdown and recovery. Our team was a randomly selected group of nine aerospace engineering seniors and one electrical engineering senior at CU Boulder. We named our team REPTAR (Recoverable ProTection After Re-entry). The goal of our project...

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.

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...

Close-up shot of soft robotic "muscles"

Soft Muscles That Work Hard

Jan. 4, 2018

Members of the Keplinger Research Group. From right: Assistant Professor Christoph Keplinger, graduate student Eric Acome, undergraduate student Madison Emmett, graduate student Nick Kellaris, graduate student VC Gopaluni Venkata, undergraduate student Madeline King, graduate student Shane Mitchell, PhD candidate Timothy Morrissey and undergraduate student Garrett Smith. Photo by Glenn Asakawa...

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.