A CAD rendering of the CubeSat launcher.

Students design microsatellite launcher for Lockheed Martin

July 25, 2016

It’s hard to think of anything that could survive a fall off the Empire State Building while simultaneously being hit by a semi, but when you’re designing a device to handle the extremes of outer space, these requirements aren’t too far off. Surviving the wild temperature swings and earthshaking vibrations... Read more »
Safe Air for Denver Homes

Student Investigating Radon in Denver homes

July 25, 2016

Dangerous levels of radon and the chemical tetrachloroethylene (PERC) are known to be present in some Denver-area air, soil, and groundwater. A crowdfunded project is helping Mechanical Engineering PhD student Ashley Collier, Denver's Taking Neighborhood Health to Heart , and the Thriving Earth Exchange find out if homeowners have anything... Read more »
Ronggui Yang

Yang to serve as associate editor of two scientific journals

July 25, 2016

Ronggui Yang, professor of mechanical engineering, will serve as an associate editor of two scientific journals— Heat Transfer Research and the Journal of Heat Transfer . The Journal of Heat Transfer is a transaction of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and a premier journal in the field of... Read more »
Donald Strickland in his San Francisco 49ers Uniform.

ME Grad Triumphs On and Off the Football Field

July 25, 2016

Donald Strickland has chosen to be prepared in all aspects of his life, and that began with his choice of school to attend and degree to achieve. Strickland is a California native and had a choice of colleges. He was offered athletic scholarships to both CU Boulder and UCLA, a... Read more »
The senior design team with the test rig.

How much fuel does a cruise ship use?

July 25, 2016

How much fuel does a cruise ship use? A large ship can use up to 250 tons. Per day. In terms of regular gasoline, that would be about 80,645 gallons; more fuel than you'll use in an entire lifetime of driving cars. As a result, even a small increase in... Read more »

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