senior design reviews

Producing a prototype during the pandemic

April 29, 2020

The unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 sparked an impressive and resilient response from seniors in their capstone design projects.

Showcase Week

Mechanical Engineering Projects Showcase Week 2020

You are invited to our online projects showcase, celebrating the achievements of over 250 engineering capstone design students from April 27–May 1. Learn about their projects, leave a comment, and see how these talented engineers are already making an impact.

Stride Tech walker

Engineering grads’ high-tech walker could keep seniors from falling

May 6, 2019

Four ME undergraduates worked with senior residents to test an invention for walkers that could help prevent debilitating falls. The team, known as Stride Tech, received the first-place prize of $100,000 at the New Venture Challenge.

Siemens Gamesa capstone design project

Siemens Gamesa partners with CU students to develop drone-based monitoring system for wind turbines

April 22, 2019

CU Boulder engineering students are finalizing an infrared imaging system that will allow a user to monitor subsurface features in wind turbine blades, an invention that could make wind turbine repair safer, faster and more cost-efficient.

QL+ capstone design project

Veterans challenge CU Boulder capstone students to design for improved quality of life

April 22, 2019

Mechanical engineering capstone teams working with QL+ had two primary aims: making an impact on a wounded veteran’s life and putting mechanical skills to the test. They designed a luggage carrier device for wheelchair users and a disabled swimmer lift system.

Members of the team at the 2018 Engineering Design Expo at Coors Events Center.

Bike drivetrain design wins 2018 Eurobike Innovation Award

July 11, 2018

A senior design project for a new type of bicycle drivetrain is getting major attention in the...

Jaejune Lee plays with a prototype of the Rain Game. (Credit: Jade Cody/Boulder Valley School District)

Rain Game brings science learning to children in the hospital

June 4, 2018

Brian Jernigan is working to bring science learning to students who can’t come to class in person: young patients in pediatric hospitals. That goal was on display May 17 in Mark Appling’s class at Ryan Elementary School in Lafayette, Colorado. There, third-grader Jaejune Lee played with an unusual toy. A...

 Adjustable Drill Apparatus Team photo.

Engineering Projects Expo 2018 takes over Coors Events Center

April 30, 2018

Lights flashed, buzzers rang and attendees watched with rapt attention at the home of University of Colorado Boulder basketball – but with 143 teams in attendance, this was no basketball game. Welcome to the first ever CU Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science college-wide Engineering Projects Expo, where hundreds...

Two students working on the project.

Blog: Seniors designing tech for pediatric brain imaging

April 19, 2018

Mechanical Engineering students at the University of Colorado Boulder are teaming up with research teams nationwide to develop a ground-breaking brain imaging system for pediatric patients. Centered around the incredible µOPM sensor technology developed by the Knappe Research Lab in the ME department at CU Boulder, a team of six...

Two students working on a cooler device for long term storage of medical supplies following natural disasters.

Blog: Senior designing for social good

April 19, 2018

Two students working on a cooler device for long term storage of medical supplies following natural disasters. Keats Dormont is making the world a better place through mechanical engineering. The University of Colorado Boulder undergraduate student is part of a new senior design course within the Department of Mechanical Engineering...

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