Danny Straub

Capstone design, from student to engineer

Oct. 28, 2019

Senior Design serves to transition 256 engineering students to entry-level engineers through their capstone projects. Get the inside scoop from Senior Design Program Assistant Gabe Rodriguez.

Teaching child at Engineering Projects Expo 2019

Judges and public select top mechanical engineering Senior Design and Graduate Design projects at Expo 2019

May 14, 2019

Judges and public voted on Expo 2019 engineering projects they found to be most impressive. Six mechanical engineering teams received awards. Learn more about this year's Senior Design and Graduate Design projects and view our album of photos from the event.

Stride Tech walker

Engineering grads’ high-tech walker could keep seniors from falling

May 6, 2019

Four ME undergraduates worked with senior residents to test an invention for walkers that could help prevent debilitating falls. The team, known as Stride Tech, received the first-place prize of $100,000 at the New Venture Challenge.

Siemens Gamesa capstone design project

Siemens Gamesa partners with CU students to develop drone-based monitoring system for wind turbines

April 22, 2019

CU Boulder engineering students are finalizing an infrared imaging system that will allow a user to monitor subsurface features in wind turbine blades, an invention that could make wind turbine repair safer, faster and more cost-efficient.

QL+ capstone design project

Veterans challenge CU Boulder capstone students to design for improved quality of life

April 22, 2019

Mechanical engineering capstone teams working with QL+ had two primary aims: making an impact on a wounded veteran’s life and putting mechanical skills to the test. They designed a luggage carrier device for wheelchair users and a disabled swimmer lift system.

Members of the team at the 2018 Engineering Design Expo at Coors Events Center.

Bike drivetrain design wins 2018 Eurobike Innovation Award

July 11, 2018

A senior design project for a new type of bicycle drivetrain is getting major attention in the...

 Adjustable Drill Apparatus Team photo.

Engineering Projects Expo 2018 takes over Coors Events Center

April 30, 2018

Lights flashed, buzzers rang and attendees watched with rapt attention at the home of University of Colorado Boulder basketball – but with 143 teams in attendance, this was no basketball game. Welcome to the first ever CU Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science college-wide Engineering Projects Expo, where hundreds...

The baja vehicle getting air over a hill.

Blog: Senior design goes off road, literally

April 19, 2018

Baja SAE is a relatively young program on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. Now in its third year, the program has built a strong foundation for future teams to stand upon. What do we do? Baja SAE is an annual tournament hosted by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)...

A metal 3D printed object.

Blog: Next generation metal 3D printing

April 19, 2018

Propeller-shaped part printed by team for flaw detection using vibrational analysis. In the last several years, 3D printing has taken off as a convenient method to creating plastic parts. It has become a relatively cheap and quick way to rapidly prototype a design concept with potentially complex geometries before taking...