The check presentation.

Competing in a NASA student satellite design contest

June 15, 2017

“Well, there goes our spring break!”, I thought as I read NASA’s email about the...

Virginia Ferguson and Chelsea Heveran in Ferguson's lab.

Of Mice & Mars - Virginia Ferguson Investigates Bone Loss in Space

June 6, 2017

Far above Earth, a curious colony of spacefarers is sharing close quarters on the International Space Station as part of research that could one day help lead us to Mars. These are no ordinary astronauts, they are mice, and their journey could be key to solving a problem that vexes...

David Pfotenhauer

Graduate Student of the Month - David Pfotenhauer

June 6, 2017

Like all true Wisconsinites, David was raised on nothing but cheese, milk, and Wisconsin football. He spent the first 18 years of his life growing up in the beautiful city of Madison, where he developed his passion for science in school, his affinity towards farmland, cornfields, and cow pastures, and...

Aerial shot of campus.

Violet Mwaffo Selected for Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship

June 5, 2017

Dr. Violet Mwaffo will join the Department of Mechanical Engineering researching data-driven stochastic modeling and network-based tools to study zebrafish swimming behavior, fluid dynamics and fish-robot interactions. Each year, the University of Colorado Boulder awards the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship to postdoctoral scholars whose creative work/research, teaching and/or service contribute to...

Isaac Koch works on a piece of equipment.

Alumnus Helps Engineer Better Responses to Wintery Weather

May 26, 2017

It tears up highways, destroys car bodies, and can poison fish, but is essential any time it snows: road salt. For alumnus Isaac Koch (MechEngr ’16), it is also the source of an engineering job that has taken him from Wyoming to Alaska with technology that can help states stretch...

Haley Smith with a basketball

Mechanical Engineering Basketball Star Seeks a Biomedical Future

May 26, 2017

How did you decide to become a mechanical engineer? Was it encouragement from a teacher? A desire to understand how things work? A drive to improve technology? Haley Smith had pieces of those, but her distinguishing moment is a little more unusual: an article in an airline magazine. While thumbing...

Daria Kotys-Schwartz

Kotys-Schwartz Awarded Design Excellence Fellowship

May 26, 2017

What makes a good engineer? A strong drive to excel, an interest in pushing the limits of technology, and inquisitiveness about how the world works. Another critical component: a good education from people like Daria Kotys-Schwartz. She has many duties in the college–instructor, director of the Idea Forge, co-director of...

A traffic jam on a highway.

Diesels pollute more than tests detect; excess emissions kill 38,000 yearly

May 16, 2017

Because of testing inefficiencies, maintenance inadequacies and other factors, diesel cars, trucks and buses worldwide emit 4.6 million tons more harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) than standards allow, according to a new study co-authored by University of Colorado Boulder mechanical engineering researchers. The study , published today in Nature , shows...

Wolf Oil & Gas Internship

May 16, 2017

Internship Job Description: Part-time Intern needed for a local, high growth, dynamic, and energetic oil and gas firm specializing in mineral acquisitions. Looking for a hardworking, trustworthy, and organized person, with a strong ability to multi task. A can-do attitude is a must, along with the ability to learn quickly,...

Haley Smith

2017 #ForeverBuff Haley Smith Excels on and off the Court

May 12, 2017

If you follow Colorado basketball, you already know a few things about Buffs senior Haley Smith. You know she was a four-year starter and played a significant role in the just-completed turnaround season. You know she finished her career as one of just 29 1,000-point scorers ever for Colorado and...

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