Max Armstrong helps an amputee put on his new prosthetic leg.

Affordable prosthetic system could help amputees worldwide

Sept. 13, 2017

Few people figure out how they want to change the world in middle school. But in eighth grade, Peter “Max” Armstrong -- now a third-year mechanical engineering major -- did just that.

GoldShirt students in projects course

GoldShirt Summer Bridge a resounding success!

Sept. 8, 2017

Our 2017 Engineering GoldShirt Summer Bridge Program ran from Friday, July 7 through Friday, July 21 and we welcomed 43 new students in Cohort 9! We kicked off the program with an assessment day and a challenge, and a team building course at Gold Hill Ranch. For some of the...

Magnesium ingot

A thoroughly modern magnesium process

Aug. 4, 2017

CU Boulder engineers have revamped a World War II-era process for making magnesium that requires half the energy and produces a fraction of the pollution compared to today’s leading methods. The breakthrough process, developed in the labs of Professor Alan Weimer, could vastly improve production of the strong, lightweight metal that’s used in everything from vehicles and aircraft to dietary supplements and fireworks.

William Raseman

Student's computer simulations help to protect water supplies

Aug. 3, 2017

Since the only guarantee in life is change, William Raseman is using his research to try to prepare water municipalities from being crippled by unforeseen circumstances such as floods, droughts or wildfires. The second-year civil engineering PhD student is building software programming to assess the impact of climate and environmental...

Pilot Dan Hesseliusl with drone aircraft

'Project Drought' taps drones to measure water moisture at Colorado farm

July 28, 2017

CU Boulder engineers, scientists and students are teaming up with Black Swift Technologies of Boulder to use unmanned aircraft in the coming weeks to measure water moisture at a test irrigation farm in Yuma, Colorado.

Engineering Goldshirt Summer Bridge program

GoldShirt students plunge into engineering

July 13, 2017

Housed within the BOLD Center, the Engineering GoldShirt program is designed to provide a performance-enhancing year for students who would otherwise be underprepared for engineering study. GoldShirt prepares students for success in a traditional engineering program through a carefully tailored first-year curriculum, development of a strong sense of community, and...

GoldShirt students

GoldShirt program engineering success

June 8, 2017

In college athletics, players are often redshirted. They are enrolled but not competing, and that gives them more time to prepare. Tanya Ennis, director of the Engineering GoldShirt Program, says like redshirting, the GoldShirt-ed engineering students are preparing for the rigors of school. “They are pumping iron much like football...

senior group

Five mechanical engineering senior design teams graduate with patents

May 10, 2017

Five groups of students graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder mechanical engineering senior design program are leaving with patents in their name. "The amount of intellectual property in this program is massive," said program co-instructor Daria Kotys-Schwartz.

Lift off

Student-built satellite launches from Cape Canaveral

April 21, 2017

A University of Colorado Boulder student-built microsatellite is on its way to the International Space Station. The satellite, named ‘Challenger’, had a successful lift off Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 9:11 AM MDT from Cape Canaveral. It is part of the European Union sponsored QB50 project to deploy a network of miniaturized satellites to study part of Earth’s atmosphere.

A student demonstrates his antenna project at the 2016 ECEE expo.

Check out real-world engineering projects at design expos

April 13, 2017

Stop by our end-of-year design expos to check out the final design projects from graduating seniors and more! The events are free and open to everyone, though RSVPs are requested for some. April 21: Smead Aerospace 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Gallogly Discovery Learning Center April 28: Mechanical...

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