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ME Course Column: Design for Inclusion

Jan. 25, 2022

The racial reckoning in summer 2020 led to an awakening in our consciousness – a need for everyone to look inward and tackle our own unconscious biases. Professor Janet Tsai is asking students to question these preconceived notions when it comes to mechanical engineering as well.

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An inside look: Interning with FieldLine Inc.

Jan. 24, 2022

Julia Beattie and Bennett Verderame are undergraduates in Mechanical Engineering who interned with FieldLine Inc. through the department's Internship-for-Credit Program. Learn more about the program and how to get involved.

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Video: Emergent behavior in fire ants

Jan. 6, 2022

Studying emergent behavior has long fascinated engineers, and researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder just uncovered a distinct behavior in colonies of fire ants cooperating in flood situations.

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Video: College of Engineering and Applied Science Fall 2021 Graduation

Dec. 16, 2021

In case you missed it, watch the Dec. 16 ceremony from inside Macky Auditorium and view photos of the in-person event. Congratulations to all of the fall 2021 University of Colorado Boulder Engineering graduates!

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An inside look: Completing a co-op at Tesla

Dec. 15, 2021

Ahmed Ashmaig is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering and co-president of the National Society of Black Engineers Boulder Chapter. He spent the fall semester participating in a co-op at Tesla in Fremont, California.

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ME Course Column: Component Design

Dec. 14, 2021

From bicycles and scooters to mock race cars and firetrucks, drill-powered vehicles built by Component Design students zoomed around Kittredge Pond in fall 2021 for the first time since the pandemic began.


Nuclear deformation research could advance artificial tissue engineering

Dec. 2, 2021

Professor Corey Neu and Benjamin Seelbinder's (PhDMech’19) work, now published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, looks at how cells adapt to their environment and how a mechanical environment influences a cell. Their research has the potential to tackle major health obstacles.

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2021-22 Distinguished Seminar Series

The 2021-22 Distinguished Seminar Series gives students, faculty and others the opportunity to learn from seven impressive mechanical engineering thought-leaders.

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Ryan Cole receives Department of Mechanical Engineering's Outstanding Dissertation Award

Nov. 29, 2021

The Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering has awarded PhD candidate Ryan Cole this year’s Outstanding Dissertation Award. Read his Q&A to learn more about his engineering education, dissertation and goals for the future.

Design of Coffee

ME Course Column: Design of Coffee

Nov. 22, 2021

Those with a love for coffee can find their place in MCEN 4228/5228: Design of Coffee. The course shows junior, senior and graduate-level students how to use their training to solve problems outside the traditional engineering field by roasting and brewing coffee.