RIO grants

Longji Cui and Gregory Whiting awarded 2022 Research & Innovation Seed Grants

April 11, 2022

The 2022 Research & Innovation Seed Grants are funding 25 new projects in all for up to $50,000 each. The seed grant program is designed to stimulate new and exciting areas of research and creative work on campus.

academic recognition breakfast

Four student-athletes majoring in mechanical engineering earn perfect 4.00 grade point averages

April 11, 2022

Karina Andersen, Jace Aschbrenner, Davis Butte and Valerie Welch are among the 49 student-athletes who were honored at the 30th Annual Student-Athlete Academic Recognition. Ky Ecton, a senior on the women's tennis team who is also a Mechanical Engineering major, lettered for the fourth time this spring and spoke at the event.

Retirement party

April 6, 2022

Urchin Merchants

Mechanical engineering seniors aim to sink purple sea urchin population with underwater vacuum

April 6, 2022

The vacuum, designed and built by the student team Urchin Merchants, could help save California’s underwater kelp forests by making it easier for divers to collect the purple sea urchins that are destroying the bull kelp population.

Riley McGill

An inside look: Undergraduate research with the Animal Inspired Motion and Robotics Lab

April 4, 2022

Riley McGill is a sophomore in the Department of Mechanical Engineering who has been helping build a small, six-legged robot in Professor Kaushik Jayaram’s Animal Inspired Motion and Robotics Lab (AIMRL).

Jaylene Martinez

PhD student Jaylene Martinez wins Best Poster Award at American Chemical Society Meeting

March 30, 2022

The Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering recognized Martinez's research on membrane technologies that can ensure more scientifically reliable water treatment filtration systems.


COSINC to host hands-on Material 3D-Nanofabrication and Characterization Workshop

March 24, 2022

The Colorado Shared Instrumentation in Nanofabrication and Characterization (COSINC) facility will host a two-day workshop and training session on Material 3D-Nanofabrication and Characterization from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. April 21 and 22 on the CU Boulder campus.

CU Boulder

Colorado community college students to get leg up on degrees in mechanical and civil engineering

March 24, 2022

Colorado's community college students will soon have a more direct path to achieving an engineering degree at CU Boulder.

Francois Barthelat

Watch: Can biological materials inspire better engineering materials?

March 23, 2022

Watch Department of Mechanical Engineering Professor Francois Barthelat give a seminar on how studying mollusk shells and teeth inspired his group to create a new type of toughened glass.

Mechanics of Snow

ME Course Column: Mechanics of Snow

March 17, 2022

MCEN 4228/5228: Mechanics of Snow motivates students to look at natural materials in an analytical way. The idea behind the course is to teach students the science behind certain phenomena by looking at the fundamentals of snow and ice from the atomic level to the mechanics of the snowpack.