WCU Paul Rady

Western’s Rady school expands its programming

July 10, 2023

Western Colorado University (WCU) is making strides in its engineering and outdoor industry programs, which local tourism and economic development experts think could make way for an economic boost for the Gunnison Valley and for the university.


With help from Knappe, NIST begins to bring atomic magnetometers to market

July 10, 2023

An exceptionally versatile and promising NIST technology now available for patent licensing or a CRADA is the "Atomic Magnetometer and method of sensing of magnetic fields."

Marshall Fire

Weeks later, potentially harmful chemicals lingered in homes affected by Marshall Fire

July 6, 2023

Potentially harmful chemicals generated by the Marshall Fire in late 2021 may have lingered inside some Boulder County homes for weeks after the disaster—hiding in small particles of dust that residents could have mixed back into the air when they vacuumed carpets or turned on fans, according to recent research.


Vance wins Fulbright Scholar Award to do year-long research project in Indonesia

June 20, 2023

Assistant Professor Marina Vance of the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award for research that will investigate the use of fixed-location and mobile low-cost air quality monitors in Indonesia.

Nikhar Abbas

PhD alum earns international Excellent Young Wind Doctor award

June 20, 2023

Nikhar Abbas (PhDMechEngr’22) is taking his research on wind turbine control systems to the international stage.

Nick Bottenus

Bottenus lands prestigious research award from Boettcher Foundation

June 20, 2023

Assistant Professor Nick Bottenus of the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering has been awarded a Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Award for research advancing the state of ultrasound molecular imaging.

MacCurdy, Whiting, 6/19/2023

MacCurdy, Whiting advance research on soft robotics

June 19, 2023

Thanks to research carried out by Professor MacCurdy and Professor Whiting, the development of robots with human-like muscles that produce autonomous movement are one step closer to becoming a reality.

Christine Wiedinmyer

Mechanical's Christine Wiedinmyer discusses the dangers of wildfire smoke

June 12, 2023

Wiedinmyer discusses with the Scientific American how smoke from record-setting wildfires in Canada has blanketed parts of the eastern U.S.

Research in real time

Campus COVID-19 team was a ‘call to service’ for three CU engineers

June 12, 2023

As the COVID-19 virus began to sweep across the U.S. in March 2020, the university convened a group of experts who would help shape the campus response. The priority of “the Team,” as the committee came to be known, quickly became the safety of the CU Boulder community.

CU Boulder Wind Team at Collegiate Wind Competition 2023

CU Boulder Wind Team secures legacy at 10th annual Collegiate Wind Competition

June 6, 2023

The CU Boulder Wind Team recently competed in the 10th annual Collegiate Wind Competition, rising above 30 other university teams from across the country to come in second place overall.