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Video: Kaushik Jayaram on Bio-Inspired Engineering

July 27, 2021

Inspired by the natural world, Kaushik Jayaram heads up the Animal Inspired Movement and Robotics Laboratory (AIM-RL) at CU Boulder. The group aims to develop robotic devices that benefit and enhance human capabilities in the areas of search and rescue, inspection and maintenance, personal assistance, and environmental monitoring. As an Assistant Professor in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kaushik's work is highly interdisciplinary, working at the crossroads of engineering, biomimicry, and design.

Shape-changing butterly origami

Origami comes to life with new shape-changing materials

July 22, 2021

Imagine opening up a book of nature photos only to see a kaleidoscope of graceful butterflies flutter out from the page. Such fanciful storybooks might soon be possible thanks to the work of a team of designers and engineers at CU Boulder’s ATLAS Institute.

Marcus Holzinger

Holzinger speaks to U.S. Senate on space situational awareness

July 22, 2021

“Exponential commercial utilization of space is simultaneously inspiring and terrifying.” Marcus Holzinger has addressed the U.S. Congress on space situational awareness and space traffic management. It is a subject with increasing importance as more nations and commercial businesses launch satellites into orbit around our planet. Holzinger, an associate professor in...

Wangda Zuo

International research partnership aims to reduce residential energy consumption

July 22, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder are working with colleagues in Ireland to help policymakers and planners reduce residential energy consumption and the related greenhouse gas emissions from homes.

Amy Javernick-Will

Gender disparities in engineering are a problem, CU Boulder researchers offer a solution

July 20, 2021

A new paper published by University of Colorado researchers found that female engineers are more likely to ask questions to gain more information, and they’re likely to ask those questions of other women. While not surprising, the findings reflect a disadvantage for women when it comes to professional growth in...

Marcus Holzinger

Holzinger to address U.S. Senate subcommittee on space situational awareness

July 16, 2021

Marcus Holzinger, an associate professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, is set to speak to the United States Senate.

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It takes a hive: community volunteers in honey bee research

July 8, 2021

Two high school students have both been volunteering at the Peleg lab regularly for over two years. The students' work with the lab has led them to submit projects to several science fairs to great success, and benefit the lab's research through their involvement and curiosity.

Matanya Horowitz

CU alum creates AI robots to sort recyclables

July 7, 2021

Within a year of earning a PhD in controls and dynamical systems, Matanya Horowitz (ApMath, CompSci, Econ, ElCompEngr’10; MElEngr’10) founded AMP Robotics. His vision? Use artificial intelligence to elevate the recycling industry.

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Students and faculty ask: What does leadership mean in today's world?

July 7, 2021

CU Boulder’s new Center for Leadership unites 27 leadership initiatives across campus - including the Engineering Leadership Program - to support programming and research.

Coors field as seen from the bleachers in center field

Hamlington on the physics of baseball at a mile high

July 7, 2021

Hamlington sat down with CU Boulder Today to talk about Coors Field’s reputation as a hitter’s park—and why science gives him a new appreciation for sports.

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