QL+ cu boulder capstone design project wheelchair

Veterans challenge CU Boulder capstone students to design for improved quality of life

April 23, 2019

Mechanical engineering capstone teams working with QL+ had two primary aims: making an impact on a wounded veteran’s life and putting mechanical skills to the test. They designed a luggage carrier device for wheelchair users and a disabled swimmer lift system.

Siemens Gamesa capstone design project testing drones

Siemens Gamesa partners with CU students to develop drone-based monitoring system for wind turbines

April 23, 2019

CU Boulder engineering students are finalizing an infrared imaging system that will allow a user to monitor subsurface features in wind turbine blades, an invention that could make wind turbine repair safer, faster and more cost-efficient.

Nicollette Laroco

Fulbright winner headed to Barcelona to research biogas purification

April 22, 2019

Environmental engineering PhD student Nicollette Laroco was recognized for her research on energy recovery from wastewater, particularly renewable natural gas, with Professor Mark Hernandez.

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All-woman engineering team heads to NASA Mars competition

April 18, 2019

A University of Colorado Boulder team is a finalist in a NASA competition to design a greenhouse for use on Mars. The annual NASA BIG Idea Challenge is set for April 23-24 in Hampton, Virginia; it calls on student groups at universities across the country to develop solutions to tough space problems.

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19 engineers earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 15, 2019

The National Science Foundation has awarded prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships to CU Boulder students, paving the way for them to continue their innovative and impactful research on campus. The awards, announced on April 9, recognize outstanding graduate students from across the country in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The 2,050 nationwide winners were selected from thousands of applicants across the country.

The three Global Engineering Award winners pose with Mortenson Center staff and the college's dean, Bobby Braun.

Student-run symposium features first Global Engineering Awards

April 12, 2019

The Mortenson Center surprised its founding director, Distinguished Professor Bernard Amadei, with the Global Engineering Humanitarian Award during the event.

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Discovery Learning Apprenticeship Symposium planned for Friday

April 10, 2019

The Discovery Learning Apprenticeship Program will hold an open symposium from 2-4 p.m. Friday in the engineering center lobby.


Erika Bailon, CompSci'20

April 10, 2019

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Why did you choose engineering at CU Boulder? I chose the engineering program at CU Boulder because the day I came for a campus tour, it just felt right. I fell in love with the campus, and the environment. In addition, the ranking of the Computer Science program here...

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CU and CSU Students Partner to Host National Engineering Leadership Summit

April 10, 2019

CU Engineering joined forces with Colorado State University to host more than 300 engineering students from across the nationk for the Engineering Leadership Summit. Building community was key concern among all attendees.

Tim Visos-Ely holds a giant check after winning the New Venture Challenge

CU Engineering team Stride Tech wins New Venture Challenge

April 5, 2019

When his grandma took a devastating fall using a walker, Timothy Visos-Ely channeled his love and concern into a brilliant idea: digitally enhanced walkers that would help seniors correct user errors before they result in dangerous mishaps. The Stride Tech team won the 2019 New Venture Challenge (NVC) and walked out of the Boulder Theater with $100,000 toward their invention and the opportunity to hobnob with venture capitalists, business leaders and more. Stride Tech was one of two undergraduate teams in the NVC finals, CU Boulder’s premier entrepreneurial startup competition, after emerging as the winner of the hardware track.