DARPA Subterranean Challenge testing at Edgar Experimental Mine

CU Boulder underground drone competes in first of three DARPA subterranean challenges

Professor Sean Humbert and collaborators are engaging in the first of three DARPA subterranean challenges this week. They will be sending drones on a mock search and rescue operation down miles of NIOSH Coal Mine steam tunnels in Pittsburgh, PA. Read more
Greg Formosa and ASME Edible Robots

ASME highlights Associate Professor Mark Rentschler's "edible robots"

Associate Professor Mark Rentschler and his colleagues are integrating technology used in autonomous automobiles to provide ingestible devices with the intelligence they need to navigate the GI tract on their own. His work was featured recently by ASME. Read more
SPUR CU Boulder undergraduate research

Undergraduates show off their summer research projects

Students will present findings from the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research Thursday and Friday in the Gallogly DLC Collaboratory. These final presentations sum up the students’ work over the summer in various labs. Read more

Hands-on learning, advanced research, and an entrepreneurial spirit are defining the next generation of engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder. Students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering learn from a vibrant faculty conducting diverse research in consumer products, robotics, thermodynamics, energy, and the environment. We’re home to nearly 1,200 students in undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs.

We offer world-class facilities and an unrivaled spirit for business and industry. CU Boulder is ranked the 18th most entrepreneurial university in the nation by Forbes Magazine (2015). We also have strong connections to multiple national laboratories located here in Boulder, providing real-world research opportunities for students.