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)... Read more »
Nick Kellaris, a materials science and engineering graduate student, left, and Mechanical engineering graduate student Eric Acome, looks over liquified artifical "muscle" or soft robot material in the Keplinger Research Lab. Nick Kellaris, a materials science and engineering graduate student, left, and mechanical engineering graduate student Eric Acome look over liquified artifical "muscle" or soft robot material in the Keplinger Research Lab.

Next-gen robotics tech earn 2nd place, $25,000 at New Venture Challenge

April 12, 2018

CU Boulder teams pitched their businesses before a panel of friendly but intense judges (think Shark Tank but quite a bit nicer), team Specdrums won the grand prize of $75,000 in the 10th annual New Venture Challenge (NVC) championships, held for the first time at the Boulder Theater on April... Read more »
Cherish Spengler

Spengler earns Stoneman Scholarship

March 14, 2018

Three CU Boulder engineering students have won scholarships from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado Scholarship & Education Foundation, and two will compete for additional scholarships at the national level. Mechanical engineering major Cherish Spengler earned the $5,000 William Russell Stoneman Scholarship, and mechanical engineering major Claire Meyer... Read more »
A student looking over a drone design.

The Power of Independent Studies

March 9, 2018

Mechanical engineering instructor Shalom Ruben led an independent study course that gave students the unique opportunity to bring their own creative ideas to life. Each student was told to choose a project complimentary to their personal interests, something engaging because relevant to their lives and also challenging. Ruben wanted the... Read more »
Caitlyn Hughes

"The BOLD Center staff has stuck with me the entire journey and has been that family that every engineering student needs." - Caitlyn Hughes

March 9, 2018

My favorite engineering experience would have to be putting on the events that I do for the Girl Scouts to learn about engineering. I can't describe the feeling I get when I have these girls come up to me after the event, telling me how excited they are to one... Read more »
Dylan States

'No matter what you look like or where you were brought up you have the ability to make an impact' - Dylan States

March 1, 2018

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Why did you choose engineering at CU Boulder? CU Boulder personally gave me the best opportunity to succeed as an engineer. Being close to a lot of technical fields provides great networking opportunities for my career. What does the #iLookLikeAnEngineer hashtag mean to you? It means that no matter... Read more »
Students in the DLC listening to a speaker.

Looking for CU Boulder GEARRS information?

Feb. 25, 2018

Welcome to the 15th Annual Graduate Engineering Annual Research & Recruitiment Symposium (GEARRS) at the University of Colorado Boulder. The symposium provides an overview of current research within the department. In addition, it offers a platform for the exchange and development of new ideas among members of the department, industry,... Read more »
JT Abate Skiing

Mechanical Engineering junior JT Abate serves as Olympic forerunner

Feb. 23, 2018

JT Abate, a junior mechanical engineering student, was invited to serve as forerunner for the ski events at the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang. He's spending 21 days in South Korea forerunning the downhill, super-G and super combined for both the men and women's events. Read our Q&A with JT about... Read more »
Testing storage batteries in 1918.

Celebrating 125 Years of CU Engineering

Feb. 16, 2018

In 1892, University of Colorado President James H. Baker approached the university regents with a proposal for a science and technological school, which he believed would become “an important department for the University.” One year later, in the fall of 1893, the School of Applied Science was established with one... Read more »
Carlye Lauff

Mechanical Engineering student takes on Three Minute Thesis competition

Feb. 15, 2018

ME student Carlye Lauff to compete Mechanical engineering PhD student Carlye Lauff has qualified to compete in the final round of the Three-Minute Thesis Competition. She will be presenting on the topic “What is a Prototype? Emergent Roles of Prototypes from Empirical Work in Three Diverse Companies.” Lauff's advisors are... Read more »

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