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Shelly Miller named ISIAQ Fellow

Oct. 9, 2018

Professor Shelly Miller has been elected a Fellow of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) by the Academy of Fellows of ISIAQ. According to the ISIAQ, fellows are recognized for their distinguished and significant contributions to the indoor air sciences. ISIAQ was founded in 1992 by...

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Mark Rentschler named ASME Fellow

Oct. 9, 2018

Mark Rentschler has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) . This distinction is awarded to engineers for outstanding achievements and contributions and has been bestowed upon only 2% of ASME’s 130,000 members. To be named an ASME Fellow, one must be responsible for significant...

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CU researchers go deep, design drones for subterranean search and rescue

Oct. 2, 2018

The race is on: Researchers from CU Boulder, CU Denver and the Boston-based Scientific Systems Company Inc. (SSCI) have partnered to design drones that can explore underground environments such as subway tunnels, mines and caves. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded the team a $4.5 million grant...

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Three ME faculty receive 2018-19 Outreach Awards

Oct. 1, 2018

Mechanical Engineering faculty Michael Hannigan, Daniel Knight and Shelly Miller have been selected to receive 2018-19 Outreach Awards that will allow them to fund outreach and engagement projects that reflect public need. Across all University of Colorado Boulder colleges and schools, this year’s Outreach Awards will provide a total of...

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Bryn Grunwald combines engineering, international affairs

Sept. 13, 2018

This blog is part of a series showcasing CU Engineering students’ summer experiences in engineering: internships, research, study abroad and more. I found my internship at the Department of Energy headquarters in Washington, D.C., browsing programs available through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education , which helps students...

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Samsung Venture, Hyundai join BMW with investment in CU Boulder battery technology

Sept. 12, 2018

Bloomberg recently reported that Solid Power Inc., a Colorado-based developer of next-generation solid-state batteries, has completed a $20 million deal with Samsung Venture, Hyundai and others. The deal comes less than a year after Solid Power struck a partnership with the BMW Group and will help the company complete a...

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CU Mechanical Engineering welcomes the Fall 2018 incoming class

Sept. 11, 2018

The incoming Fall 2018 Mechanical Engineering class represents students from 24 states shown on the map above in gold. Welcome new and returning students! With the Fall 2018 semester underway, we have some exciting metrics to share. This year’s incoming class includes 162 new undergraduate students joining us from 24...

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Air quality from Greeley to Ghana

Sept. 10, 2018

A Y-Pod set up by Ashley Collier-Oxandale in the Hannigan lab. Photo credit: Ashley Collier-Oxandale You may have noticed that the air quality in parts of Colorado has been worse than usual for the past few days. Wildfires burning across the U.S. (although notably not in Colorado) have caused smokey...

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CU and CSU professors work together to study indoor air quality

Sept. 7, 2018

Humans spend about 90 percent of our lives inside, so it’s time we analyzed what we’re breathing while we’re there. “There has been a huge gap between the research done indoors and out,” said Marina Vance, a professor in the mechanical engineering department. “When you think of the news and...

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CU Engineering launches partnership with Western State Colorado Univesrity

Sept. 6, 2018

Western State Colorado University and CU Boulder have launched a new program that will offer CU Boulder bachelor of science degrees in computer science and mechanical engineering on the Gunnison campus. The program will operate similarly to our joint program in Grand Junction with Colorado Mesa University that's now entering...