Alan Carrasco
Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR), Summer 2019
Mechanical Engineering


BS, Mechanical Engineering, Colorado Mesa University/University of Colorado Boulder Engineering Partnership Program, 2020


Alan conducted experiments in the Vance Lab dealing with the characterization of indoor ultrafine particles produced from 3D printers and cooking oils. He then continued on to work with the Vance Lab on his senior design project, designing an air quality containment and treatment enclosure for 3D printers and other office equipment. His curiosity towards a future in research lead him to experience the work of a researcher which required him to learn about air quality and how to operate state-of-the-art instrumentation. In his free time, Alan loves to attend music concerts and festivals, explore new hiking trails, embark in road trips through different states, and spend time with friends and family.