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...Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
Two robots in the arena with students watching.

2017 Mechatronics Competition Robot Win!

May 4, 2017

Student built robots competed May 3 in the Spring Mechatronics Competition in the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory on campus. Check out more photos from the competition on Flickr.Read more »
Students working on their vehicle.

Flickr Album: Component Design Runoff

May 2, 2017

Mechanical Engineering students sparred in the Spring 2017 Component Design Competition, pitting their drill powered vehicles against each other.Read more »