Published: April 30, 2018

Lights flashed, buzzers rang and attendees watched with rapt attention at the home of University of Colorado Boulder basketball – but with 143 teams in attendance, this was no basketball game.

Welcome to the first ever CU Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science college-wide Engineering Projects Expo, where hundreds of seniors and graduate students shared their inventions, software and solutions to real-world problems.

“It was a really exciting day, coming together with everyone to celebrate awesomeness,” said mechanical engineering senior Gage Froelich, whose team earned second place in the People's Choice competition.

Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Senior and Graduate Design teams presented posters and hardware in front of alumni and industry professionals during three rounds of judging.

The teams that received the highest marks from the judges are listed below.