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Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Projects 2022

Since August 2021, more than 200 mechanical engineering students have been working through the design process from start to finish and have engineered solutions to real-world problems.

Urchin Merchants

Mechanical engineering seniors aim to sink purple sea urchin population with underwater vacuum

April 6, 2022

The vacuum, designed and built by the student team Urchin Merchants, could help save California’s underwater kelp forests by making it easier for divers to collect the purple sea urchins that are destroying the bull kelp population.

New Venture Challenge

Mechanical engineering team presents innovative solution to fight climate change, win funding

March 9, 2022

Senior design team Urchin Merchants, who placed fourth, hope to market a specialized suction device to divers and conservation groups that could help save kelp forests off the coast of California and ecosystems around the world from exploding purple sea urchin populations.

Jeanne Barthold

Alumni Spotlight: Jeanne Barthold - TissueForm

Feb. 10, 2022

Jeanne Barthold is a CU Boulder alumna and founder of TissueForm - a company that has developed a platform technology for the biomimicry of body tissues to repair areas of significant tissue loss or injury.

Kevin Martin

Alumni Spotlight: Kevin Martin - unspun named one of TIME's Best Inventions of 2021

Dec. 8, 2021

Kevin Martin's (MechEngr'16) startup earned the accolade for its 3D-weaving machine used to produce a seamless pair of jeans. The technology was first prototyped in the Department of Mechanical Engineering's Senior Design course.

Bottenus and Neu

Groundbreaking mechanical engineering innovators awarded $1.5 million in grants at Lab Venture Challenge finals

Nov. 12, 2021

Department of Mechanical Engineering Professors Nick Bottenus and Corey Neu each won the Lab Venture Challenge 2021 Award in Biosciences.

Mark Rentschler and Greg Rieker

Faculty inducted as Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors

Nov. 5, 2021

Mechanical engineering Professors Mark Rentschler and Greg Rieker, as well as Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Professor Tin Tin Su, received the honor recognizing their thought-leadership and discovery on Monday, Nov. 1.

respirogen bubbles

CU Boulder spinoff company develops technology that could treat COVID-19 complications

Oct. 22, 2021

After a year when the nation experienced a shortage of mechanical ventilators to help treat patients with severe COVID-19 complications, Professor Mark Borden's company Respirogen presents another treatment option: oxygen microbubbles.

Mountford and Scribner

Alumni Spotlight: Paul Mountford and Robby Scribner - Respirogen

Oct. 18, 2021

Two Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering alumni are among the leaders of Respirogen, a company that has developed oxygen microbubbles to treat patients suffering from Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).

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Dan Riffell earns the Frank Moyes Award for innovation and entrepreneurship

Oct. 7, 2021

The award recognizes an outstanding faculty or staff member who has demonstrated exceptional interest and accomplishments in innovation and entrepreneurship. Riffell is the first mechanical engineering faculty member to win the award.

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