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Q&A: Inspiring the Next Generation of Researchers in Neuromechanics

Dec. 8, 2022

Ryan Schmad (BSME '23) is the recipient of the 2022 Best Undergradute Podium Award from the Rocky Mountain American Society of Biomechanics. His research mentor is Rachel Marbaker, a current PhD student in Alaa Ahmed's Neuromechanics Laboratory.

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Interdisciplinary team receives $1.8 million for audacious robot-building project

Dec. 2, 2022

A team of researchers at CU Boulder was recently awarded $1.8 million by the National Science Foundation for a project titled "Human-Robot Collaboration for the Future of Organic Synthesis." Led by Carson Bruns, assistant professor of mechanical engineering with the ATLAS Institute, the project aims to shift some of the most time-consuming tasks done in laboratory work to robots by developing new, open-source robot software and innovative hardware designs.

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Professor Daven Henze looks to answer questions about urban ammonia emissions

Nov. 29, 2022

During the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers took advantage of the disappearance of LA's traffic by investigating how different human activities, especially driving, affected air quality. Professor Daven Henze focused on a compound that’s frequently ignored in cities: ammonia.

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Cross-campus open house kicks off U.N. Summit events, features interdisciplinary climate change research, including talk by ME professor Gregory Whiting

Nov. 28, 2022

The College of Engineering and Applied Science, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Leeds School of Business are teaming up to highlight CU Boulder-led research to address climate change from 3-5 p.m. on Nov. 30 in the Olson Atrium of the Rustandy Building. The event comes ahead of the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit on campus and acts as a kickoff to several days of panels, workshops and activities.


Professor Kaushik Jayaram coauthors study examining how flies adapt to wing damage, yielding insights into design of versatile robots

Nov. 21, 2022

Group of researchers release study that examines how fruit flies can quickly compensate for catastrophic wing injuries, maintaining the same stability after losing up to 40% of a wing. This finding could inform the design of versatile robots.

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PhD student Skyler Kern optimizes computational models to better understand the marine ecosystem

Nov. 17, 2022

Skyler Kern , a PhD student in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering , spent a lot of his childhood fishing on the rivers and inlets around Anchorage, Alaska. In fact, Kern’s first word as a child was “boat.” “My family and I were in our car pulling...

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First-Gen Series: Kassie Van Pelt moves to the city to pursue academic dreams

Nov. 17, 2022

This article is part of a series that explores the stories of ME first-generation students and the faculty and staff who also began their academic journeys as the first in their families Human Resources and Operations Manager Kassie Van Pelt grew up with a working mom and two brothers in...

ME Alumni Connect Day 2022

ME Alumni Connect Day brings together engineers in different stages of their journey

Nov. 9, 2022

ME Alumni Connect Day enjoyed another great turnout this year, with over 40 alumni and nearly 400 students participating. The event provides an opportunity for students to connect with alumni, build their network and gain insight into what it's like to be an practicing engineer. Participants connected over lunch, mock...

White House Summit Panel

Professor Shelly Miller joins White House summit on indoor air quality

Nov. 1, 2022

The challenges of wildfires, industrial pollution and vehicle emissions have centered the issue of outdoor air quality in the public consciousness. With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and the realization that the pathogen primarily transmits indoors, there has been growing awareness of the importance of indoor air quality, as...

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CU Engineering researchers win Best Paper at the ASEE Annual Conference 2022

Oct. 31, 2022

Last summer, over 3,500 leaders from more than 500 university and college engineering schools attended the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition. Rebecca "Becky" Komarek and her co-authors, Angela Bielefeldt and Daniel Knight won Best Paper LEAD Division and the Best Overall Professional Interest Council (PIC) paper award across a group of divisions.