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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Faces of Engaged Scholarship: Aniya Khalili

April 14, 2023

PhD student Aniya Khalili discusses completing her PhD in mechanical engineering with a focus on indoor air quality and personal exposure.

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Event: CU Engineering Projects Expo set for April 28

April 13, 2023

Everything CU Boulder engineering students learn culminates in capstone design projects, presented at the annual Engineering Projects Expo. This year's event will feature projects from mechanical engineering; computer science; electrical, computer and energy engineering; biomedical engineering, and creative technology & design.

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Computer science PhD student leads research into secrets of honeycomb formation

April 12, 2023

Researchers in the Department of Computer Science and BioFrontiers Institute are studying honeycomb formation in bees with the hope of one day recreating the same intricate and impressive hexagonal structures for other uses.

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As rising temperatures affect Alaskan rivers, effects ripple through Indigenous communities

April 11, 2023

Results published in February show how rivers can serve as a measurable quantity for understanding the cumulative impacts of climate change in Arctic regions.

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Bruns lands prestigious NSF CAREER research award to usher in next generation of “smart" tattoos

April 2, 2023

Assistant Professor Carson Bruns in Paul M. Rady Mechanical Engineering has received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award for research that investigates how the art of tattooing can incorporate the latest advances in nanotechnology to improve human health.

Massimo Ruzzene

Massimo Ruzzene appointed to vice chancellor position

March 17, 2023

CU Boulder Provost Russell Moore today announced the appointment of Massimo Ruzzene to the position of vice chancellor for research and innovation and dean of the institutes, effective March 20.

Allie Anderson

Anderson lands prestigious NSF CAREER research award to study human-autonomy interactions

March 16, 2023

Allie Anderson is probing trust in human-robot interactions with a major grant provided to promising early career faculty. Anderson, an assistant professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, has earned a 2023 National Science Foundation CAREER Award. The prestigious...

Chris Sherry

Alumnus and CEO to give keynote at first-ever student-led Leadership Summit

March 13, 2023

Chris Sherry’s dedication to hard work, ethical business practices and leadership led students to invite him back to campus to act as the keynote speaker at the first-ever CU Engineering Student Leadership Summit this weekend.