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New engineering research center aims to electrify transportation, expand education

CU Boulder will play a major role in a new center, ASPIRE, focused on developing infrastructure and systems that facilitate the widespread adoption of electric vehicles. Read more
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Mechanical Engineering Summer Design Intensive

The ME Summer Design Intensive is a five-week program piloted in summer 2020 that allows students to complete a design project with workshops and mentorship from department alumni. Check out project descriptions with links to student design portfolios. Read more
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New $25-million center to advance quantum science and engineering

The National Science Foundation announced that CU Boulder will receive a $25 million award to launch a new quantum science and engineering research center led by physicist Jun Ye and involving researchers like Greg Rieker in the mechanical engineering department. Read more

Who We Are

Project-based learning, impactful research and an entrepreneurial spirit are defining the next generation of engineers at CU Boulder's Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering. At CU, our mechanical engineering students learn from engaged faculty members who encourage students to be active in their learning.

Our faculty set the example, conducting research across many areas including air quality, biomedical sciences, materials, mechanics of material, micro/nanoscale, robotics and systems design and thermo fluids. Their work often has a direct impact on human health and safety, the environment and the development of new and innovative technologies. Many of our faculty members, alumni and current students have even started companies to better meet the needs of our community.

In addition to students, faculty and staff, we are committed to fostering a tight-knit community with alumni and industry professionals who enable continuous professional development opportunities for students throughout their time at CU Boulder. Both undergraduate and graduate students are supported with professional development programming, events and mentorship, all part of Student Experiential Education.

Together, we are redefining what it means to be a mechanical engineer. 

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