Students tap into CU Boulder ecosystem to design water-purification system

May 2, 2023

A group of mechanical engineering seniors at the University of Colorado Boulder have designed a water-purification system called Puresip, which is housed inside a bottlecap and shines ultraviolet radiation through a straw to purify the water as the user drinks.

Shelly Miller

Faces of Community-Engaged Scholarship: Professor Shelly L. Miller

May 1, 2023

Professor Shelly L. Miller is a problem solver and an air pollution engineer. She finds reward and value when solving issues with immediate benefits, such as improved public health. Doing her work through a community partnership model is a match made in heaven.

Aniya Khalili

Faces of Engaged Scholarship: Aniya Khalili

May 1, 2023

PhD student Aniya Khalili was looking for a research lab that would match her values. She found that match in 2019 with Professor Shelly Miller and was introduced to the practice of community-engaged scholarship.

Full Assembly

CU Boulder students design adjustable leg prosthetic for growing kids

May 1, 2023

A group of mechanical engineering seniors at the University of Colorado Boulder have designed an adjustable lower limb prosthetic called OneLimb Assembly, which will help reduce the number of new fittings and assemblies.

CEAS building

Top 10: College hits milestone in 2024 Best Graduate School rankings

April 26, 2023

Dean Keith Molenaar said the college’s climb from No. 20 public in 2016 to No. 10 public in 2024 represents a commitment to leading large-scale interdisciplinary research that generates fundamental knowledge and translates to positive impact on society.

Solid Power

CU Boulder spinout Solid Power is building a better battery for consumers and the climate

April 24, 2023

In taking its technology from the lab to the streets, Solid Power is changing how electric vehicles run with less expensive, more efficient and safer battery technology.

CU Boulder campus

New external collaborations highlight $1.4 million in Research & Innovation Seed Grants

April 23, 2023

The program and projects signify an investment in the future research and scholarly or artistic vitality of the university. Two of the awardees include professors in mechanical engineering.


Grad student helps design ‘artificial muscles’ you can toss in the compost bin

April 23, 2023

Say “hello” to the robots of the future: They’re soft and flexible enough to bounce off walls or squeeze into tight spaces. And when you’re done with them, you can toss these machines into a compost bin to decompose.

Team 9

NBA team sponsors student project to help athletes rest between games

April 23, 2023

A group of mechanical engineering seniors at the University of Colorado Boulder have helped bridge the gap between athletic performance and engineering by designing a sleep cabin prototype, where athletes can relax and recover in optimal conditions between games.

Triple E Fair

Triple E Fair introduces 180 middle schoolers to the wonders of engineering

April 7, 2023

180 middle schoolers from STEM Launch in Thornton, Colorado, had the chance to see first-hand how awe-inspiring engineering can be, thanks to an outreach fair organized by the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering.