Engineering Center at CU Boulder

Why CU Engineering

May 1, 2023

Founded in 1893, the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder is the second largest of seven schools and colleges at one of the nation's top public research institutions.

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Kōnane Bay’s research group seeks to advance engineered living materials research at CU Boulder

April 28, 2023

Kōnane Bay is an assistant professor in the Material Science and Engineering Program and Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

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Spring 2023 Recognition Ceremonies

April 27, 2023

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Top 10: College hits milestone in 2024 Best Graduate School rankings

April 25, 2023

The University of Colorado Boulder has one of the top 10 public engineering graduate programs in the U.S., according to U.S. News and World Report ’s Best Graduate Schools rankings for 2023-24. When compared with peer public universities, the College of Engineering and Applied Science’s graduate program was ranked No...

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CU Boulder team takes top engineering prize in 2023 Solar Decathlon with community housing project

April 24, 2023

An affordable, net-zero energy home designed by CU Boulder students was honored Sunday as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2023 Solar Decathlon Build Challenge. The team took first place in the durability and resilience category and third place in the engineering category on the project, which will build a low-carbon footprint home out of sustainable materials in Boulder this summer.

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Video on ChatGPT: Education and research practices and ethics in the generative AI era

April 21, 2023

Three leading experts discuss how the disruptive and powerful elements of ChatGPT and other generative AI stand to transform our world. Jim Martin clarifies what a large language model like ChatGPT actually is, Diane Sieber urges the creation of norms around the usage of these tools while Tom Yeh focuses on its potential impacts on education.

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New consortium aims to accelerate introduction of next generation solar panels

April 20, 2023

The TEAMUP consortium seeks to identify and solve the factors that cause advanced perovskite materials to be unstable, paving the way for the integration into existing and future solar cells, boosting the efficiency of harvesting renewable solar energy. The group has just secured $9M in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Technologies Office.

An "artificial muscle" made, in part, from material designed for biodegradable grocery bags. (Credit: Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems)

Grad student helps design ‘artificial muscles’ you can toss in the compost bin

April 20, 2023

Think Baymax, the pillowy robot from the film Big Hero 6, mixed with a biodegradable grocery bag.

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CU Hyperloop takes home the Accuracy Award at the 2023 Not-a-Boring Competition

April 20, 2023

CU Hyperloop team competed in The Boring Company's 2023 Not-a-Boring Competition held in Bastrop, Texas on April 1, 2023. The competition challenged teams to come up with tunneling solutions and answer the question, “Can you beat the snail?”

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AI has social consequences, but who pays the price? Tech companies’ problem with ‘ethical debt’

April 19, 2023

As public concern about the ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence keeps growing, it might seem like it’s time to slow down. But inside tech companies themselves, the sentiment is quite the opposite says Casey Fiesler, an associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder.