ME Alumni Connect Day Mock Interviews

Connecting beyond the classroom at annual ME Alumni Connect Day

Nov. 13, 2019

Thanks to over 50 mechanical engineering alumni volunteers, students were able to engage with alumni over lunch and breakfast, on 12 class panels and during more than 90 mock interviews at ME Alumni Connect Day.

Liam O'Connor

Undergraduate Student of the Month - Liam O'Connor

Nov. 12, 2019

From designing cube satellites to tuning up bikes, Liam O'Connor spends most of his time working with hardware and making things go. Recently, Liam and his senior design teammates formed a startup called Puppy Pal Prosthetics.

Kristin Calahan

Graduate Student of the Month - Kristin Calahan

Nov. 1, 2019

Kristin Calahan's research is focused on studying the contact mechanics, more specifically the friction response, between micropatterned surfaces and tissue-like substrates for biomedical applications. In the future, she sees herself as a research scientist whether in an academic or industry setting.

Sarah Brondum headshot

Undergraduate Student of the Month - Sarah Brondum

Oct. 14, 2019

Sarah Brondum is a fifth-year mechanical engineering student with a passion for art, athletics, business and beyond. While at CU Boulder, she made it to nationals on the swim team and held multiple internships.

Ryan Cole

Graduate Student of the Month - Ryan Cole

Oct. 1, 2019

Ryan Cole's research helps to develop laser-based sensors for systems ranging from combustion devices to the atmosphere. His personal research is focused on developing and improving models for the absorption of light by gasses at very high pressures and temperatures. He would like to work in atmospheric science applying the skills he has learned at CU Boulder to develop new ways to monitor pollution and emissions and their effect on the atmosphere.

adrienne scott

Graduate Student of the Month - Adrienne Scott

Sept. 1, 2019

Adrienne is a fourth-year PhD student who explores how cells in the human body sense and respond to their mechanical environment and uses this information to better design tissue engineering techniques.

Distinguished Seminar Series

2019-20 Distinguished Seminar Series

Aug. 22, 2019

The 2019-20 Distinguished Seminar Series enables an opportunity for students and faculty among others to learn from six impressive mechanical engineering thought-leaders. This year, we welcome Harsha Chelliah, Bruce Dunn, Patricia Falcone, Krishna Garikipati, Laura Schaefer, and Jay Turner from institutions across the nation. They will discuss topics ranging across...

Curtis Gile and Engineers Without Borders Team

Catching rainwater in Rwanda, student spends summers with Engineers Without Borders

May 7, 2019

Curtis Gile was selected as the Spring 2019 Department of Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Graduate for International Engagement. He spent two summers developing rainwater catchment systems in Rwanda with Engineers Without Borders. In May 2019, he will graduate with degrees in mechanical engineering and economics.

Brent Frieden portrait

Hard work paves the way in school, cycling and service

May 7, 2019

Brent Frieden was selected as the Spring 2019 College of Engineering and Applied Science Outstanding Graduate for Academic Achievement. Frieden holds the highest GPA in the college, competed on the CU Boulder cycling team and volunteered in Nicaragua.

Spencer Miller headshot

Service, a life outside the comfort zone

May 7, 2019

Spencer Miller was selected as the Spring 2019 Department of Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Graduate for Service. He was involved in ASME and The BOLD Center, tutored underrepresented high school students, volunteered with Boulder Food Rescue and created a film about living outside your comfort zone.