The Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Student of the Month Award recognizes outstanding student leaders who excel in the areas of service, academia, and/or research. Nominations are submitted by the department's faculty members, with winners selected by the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Committee.

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Christopher Kling

Undergraduate Student of the Month - Christopher Kling

Jan. 13, 2020

Christopher Kling's passion for engineering started as a small child building planes and cars out of Legos. Currently, he is working in the Precision Laser Diagnostics Lab where he is helping build a wildfire wind tunnel.

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.

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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.

Dani Loma-Jasso

Undergraduate Student of the Month - Daniarely Loma-Jasso

May 3, 2019

Daniarely Loma-Jasso said she has learned how to help the world through engineering at CU Boulder and hopes to start a career in the renewable energy industry. She was involved with SHPE, the BOLD Center and Inspired Dreamers. Loma-Jasso can't wait to graduate and accomplish the things she once dreamed as a young girl.

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Undergraduate Student of the Month - Syd Levy

April 12, 2019

While Syd loves Mechanical Engineering, it is far from his only interest. Syd currently works in the THING Lab at ATLAS Institute and has been part of Engineers without Borders Rwanda, Biomedical Engineering Society and CU Emergency Medical Services.

Kelsea Keenan

Undergraduate Student of the Month - Kelsea Keenan

March 4, 2019

Kelsea Keenan works at the ITLL, was the President of Theta Tau and was awarded the ImagineCU mechanical mentorship role. She would like to work with energy systems to create sustainable solutions to fight climate change and would like to be a role model to women in STEM fields.

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Undergraduate Student of the Month - Gabe Rodriguez

Jan. 1, 2019

My name is Gabe Rodriguez. I was born in San Jose, CA, but I moved to Highlands Ranch, CO nearly 13 years ago. I'm currently a senior in Mechanical Engineering and am also minoring in Computer Science. I plan to spend another year in school to finish with a BS/MS...

Noah Kaiser

Undergraduate Student of the Month - Noah Kaiser

March 14, 2018

My name is Noah Kaiser and I'm originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico. I am incredibly grateful for the community of students, staff, faculty, and others who have made the experience of pursuing my bachelor's degree in the ME program transformative for me. I am most passionate about applying engineering...

Issac Ross

Undergraduate Student of the Month - Issac Ross

Feb. 27, 2018

I am a BS/MS student with a focus in mechatronics and controls, and am preparing to graduate this spring, whereupon I will be moving to Utah to work at Orbital ATK on rockets! Under Dr. Ruben's mentorship I have pursued the dreams of robotics that drove me to be an...

Katie Simon

November 2017 - Katie Simon

Dec. 11, 2017

My name is Katie Simon and I am a senior in the Mechanical Engineering department. I am very interested in biomedical engineering, and following my graduation in May, I plan to pursue a career in the medical device design field. I am the Chair of the Engineering Excellence Fund and...

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