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.

Jeff Martin in the classroom

Alumni speaker stresses importance of engineering solutions that benefit society

April 4, 2019

Jeff Martin (CivEngr'99) is the project manager for the Gross Reservoir Expansion, a $464 million Denver Water project to expand storage capacity for their Northwater System.

A Denver Water representative leads students on a tour of the existing treatment plant.

Civil engineering seniors designing new Denver water treatment plant

March 7, 2019

These design-build projects are being created by 13 multidisciplinary teams of 6 students who must design and and plan the project. At the end of the semester, they will present the projects as construction bids to Denver Water, with one group’s project being chosen.

Male and female student work in mechanical lab

Apply to become a CU Boulder Engineer on the Western Slope

Feb. 25, 2019

Through partnerships with Western Colorado University in Gunnison and Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, students can graduate from CU Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science while enjoying a different flavor of Colorado—but with the same high-quality experience of Boulder Engineering.

Students on Sweden street during study abroad

To infinity and beyond: New global aerospace + co-op degree track offered

Nov. 11, 2018

Graduate with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, minor in computer science, study abroad experience and co-op work experience in just five years.

Swarm test

Work with bees could unlock potential strength of natural designs in new materials

Sept. 17, 2018

The natural world has had billions of years of evolution to perfect systems, creating elegant solutions to tricky problems. CU Boulder Assistant Professor Orit Peleg ’s work hopes to illuminate and explore those solutions with the long-term goal of applying the answers she finds to the materials we interact with...

A material before (flat) and after (3D chevron-shaped) light is applied.

Shape-shifting material can morph, reverse itself using heat, light

Aug. 24, 2018

A new material developed in Chris Bowman's lab can transform into complex, pre-programmed shapes via light and temperature stimuli, allowing a literal square peg to morph and fit into a round hole before fully reverting to its original form.

Representatives from each of the three finalist teams. CU Boulder professor Ivan Smalyukh and PhD student Andrew Hess are on the far left.

CU Boulder team wins 2018 NASA iTech Energy Cycle competition

June 25, 2018

Congratulations to Team iFeather for winning the 2018 NASA iTech Cycle II Energy competition! CU Boulder professor Ivan Smalyukh and PhD student Andrew Hess discuss iFeather. Watch the entire awards announcement livestream NASA iTech has selected CU Boulder as one of the top three teams from a group of 10...

An illustration of a car traveling down the "charging lane" of a roadway.

Future electric cars could recharge wirelessly while you drive

March 27, 2018

Over the last two years, Assistant Professor Khurram Afridi and his team in electrical, computer and energy engineering have developed a proof of concept for wireless power transfer that transfers electrical energy through electric fields at very high frequencies.

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.