How I built an electric bicycle

June 1, 2021

My name is Xander Sugarman, and I am a mechanical engineering student passionate about having fun on bicycles. I have always wanted an e-bike; however, they tend to be quite expensive, which is a major barrier to entry. After my summer internship was cancelled due to the pandemic, I applied...

Robert Reid

Machining internship provides valuable insight into the manufacturing process

June 1, 2021

During the summer of 2020, I had the opportunity to work with Hirsh Precision Products Inc. as a CNC machinist intern. Hirsh is a high-precision manufacturing company located in Gunbarrel, Colorado, that manufactures and assembles parts for a variety of industries including medical, aerospace and energy. I first heard of...

Noah Gilsdorf with homemade bass

How I built an electric bass from scratch

Jan. 13, 2021

Noah Gilsdorf is a double-degree student at the University of Colorado Boulder working toward a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering and a bachelor of music in jazz studies.

Emily and the CU EWB Nepal Team pose with the completed tapstand at the Balodaya Secondary School.

An inside look: Engineers Without Borders

Jan. 13, 2021

Emily Zuetell is a current student in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering. She was the president of CU’s student chapter of Engineers Without Borders and has been a member of the organization for over three years.


How industry mentorship and learning led to a summer of design

Nov. 13, 2020

Chad Ronish shares about his experience designing a robot, controlled wirelessly through radio frequency, with the support of both peer and industry mentors to help him figure out things like the electronics and coding during participation in the ME Summer Design Intensive.

Garrett Goulding

Persistence paves a path for dream internship with Linx

Oct. 16, 2020

Garrett Goulding is a student in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering who didn't give up on his dream internship with Linx, even after two rejections.

AQIQ in Mongolia Experiment

Air Quality Inquiry project extends from rural Colorado into Mongolia

Sept. 21, 2020

For three years, Air Quality Inquiry has been reaching K-12 students across rural Colorado. This year, Daniel Knight and his team extended the program across the globe to reach Public Lab Mongolia, a nonprofit whose mission is to make data available to the Mongolian public.

summer internship with the U.S. army corps of engineers

An inside look: Interning with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Sept. 3, 2020

Before his internship with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, mechanical engineering student Kyle McDonnell didn't know cost engineering was an engineering career path. He said his internship gave him a taste of what working at the Corps would be like and a taste of the construction field as well.


Two million square feet of networking, two days at an amusement park expo

Feb. 27, 2020

ME undergraduate Emily Page wants to design experiences in the themed entertainment and experience design industry. She attended the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida and shares her takeaways.