Colin Towery

Towery awarded 2017/2018 Geers Fellowship

Sept. 21, 2017

Congratulations to Colin Towery, who has been awarded the 2017/2018 Thomas & Brenda Geers Graduate Fellowship! The program honors graduate students conducting thesis work in solid and/or fluid mechanics who exhibit extraordinary capabilities and potential. Colin is a fifth year PhD student in Professor Peter Hamlington’s research group, the Turbulence...

Bryn Grunwald

"My whimsy does not detract from the fact that I am willing to get dirty in the machine shop." - Bryn Grunwald

Sept. 18, 2017

I lived through Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013. I was originally thinking of doing more computational linguistics, but then I realized the benefits I could give the world translating science for laypeople in developing countries in post-disaster scenarios. CU had research, engineering, and International Affairs. It was perfect...

#ILookLikeAnEngineer collage of students.


What does a CU engineer look like? Let us show you! The Department of Mechanical Engineering and entire College of Engineering and Applied Science, in collaboration with the BOLD Center, has joined the #ILookLikeAnEngineer campaign to showcase the diverse range of people who pursue engineering.

Max Armstrong working with a person who has a prosthetic leg.

ME Student's affordable prosthetic system could help amputees worldwide

Sept. 13, 2017

Few people figure out how they want to change the world in middle school. But in eighth grade, Peter “Max” Armstrong did just that. As part of a robotics project, his teacher prompted him to solve a problem in medicine. He talked to a family friend, a double amputee and...

Micah Prendergast Medical

Micah Prendergast - Biomedical

Sept. 8, 2017

Micah Prendergast is 5th year PhD student in Dr. Mark Rentschler’s Advanced Medical Technologies Lab (AMTL). This research group specializes in the design and control of surgical robotic systems, including the development of novel surgical tools and devices. Micah’s research focuses on the design and development of robotic capsule endoscopes...

Aquzana Michelle Mejia

"I Look Like An Engineer stands up against stereotypes." - Aquzana Michelle Mejia

Sept. 7, 2017

I chose CU Boulder because of the Engineering GoldShirt Program and the BOLD Center. Without the two, I would have never made it through my first year. They offered all the support and resources I needed to get on my feet.

Baowen Li

Baowen Li Earns International Recognition for Phononics Research

Sept. 5, 2017

Li is a founding father of the field of phononics, the study and manipulations of vibrations at the quantum level. He has...

September 2017- Yao Zhai

Graduate Student of the Month - Yao Zhai

Sept. 1, 2017

Yao Zhai was born in Tianjin, China. He stayed in his hometown through his bachelor degree from Tianjin University. After obtaining his Master degree from the Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Science, he decided to continue his education abroad. Yao came to CU Boulder and joined Dr. Xiaobo Yin’s...

Ronggui Yang in a lab with two students.

Yang studies thermal problems of futuristic electronics

Aug. 23, 2017

Ronggui Yang knows people want faster, more powerful electronic devices. Whether it is a new laptop, cell phone, smart TV, or technology for...

Collage image of the seven new faculty members.

Who are our new faculty? Find out more about the seven leaders joining ME.

Aug. 15, 2017

They are researchers, educators, and entrepreneurs. Bring the department new research opportunities and partnerships. Have diverse backgrounds and come to Boulder from near and far. Most importantly, are proud additions to the CU Buffs family.