Katherine Cummins

Katherine Cummins earns prestigious NDSEG fellowship

April 26, 2018

Two students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science have been awarded the prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship that will pay for their research and other expenses for the next three years. Paid for by the Department of Defense, the NDSEG fellowship is a grant... Read more »
Alyvia Hildebrand works in the lab

Student team competing in First Nations Launch

April 23, 2018

This week, five CU Engineering students will compete against 14 other teams at the Ninth Annual First Nations Launch in Wisconsin sponsored by the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium. The team, led by junior Alyvia Hildebrand (MechEngr’19), first heard about the competition in late September. Bruno Amas (ElEngrCompSci’20), Gabe Funtanilla (MAeroEngr’19),... Read more »
The baja vehicle getting air over a hill.

Blog: Senior design goes off road, literally

April 19, 2018

Baja SAE is a relatively young program on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. Now in its third year, the program has built a strong foundation for future teams to stand upon. What do we do? Baja SAE is an annual tournament hosted by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)... Read more »
Nick Kellaris, a materials science and engineering graduate student, left, and Mechanical engineering graduate student Eric Acome, looks over liquified artifical "muscle" or soft robot material in the Keplinger Research Lab. Nick Kellaris, a materials science and engineering graduate student, left, and mechanical engineering graduate student Eric Acome look over liquified artifical "muscle" or soft robot material in the Keplinger Research Lab.

Next-gen robotics tech earn 2nd place, $25,000 at New Venture Challenge

April 12, 2018

CU Boulder teams pitched their businesses before a panel of friendly but intense judges (think Shark Tank but quite a bit nicer), team Specdrums won the grand prize of $75,000 in the 10th annual New Venture Challenge (NVC) championships, held for the first time at the Boulder Theater on April... Read more »
National Science Foundation logo.

NSF honors students with Graduate Research Fellowships

April 11, 2018

A visualization of multiple leaks in the field.

Detecting Methane from Miles Away

March 22, 2018

Update April 12: How Detecting Methane Leaks Could Turn Into Big Business : Greg Rieker and Caroline Alden discuss the new technology on Colorado Public Radio. Listen here University of Colorado, CIRES, NOAA and NIST team harnesses Nobel Prize technology to detect distant gas leaks A new field instrument developed... Read more »
Cherish Spengler

Spengler earns Stoneman Scholarship

March 14, 2018

Three CU Boulder engineering students have won scholarships from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado Scholarship & Education Foundation, and two will compete for additional scholarships at the national level. Mechanical engineering major Cherish Spengler earned the $5,000 William Russell Stoneman Scholarship, and mechanical engineering major Claire Meyer... Read more »
A student looking over a drone design.

The Power of Independent Studies

March 9, 2018

Mechanical engineering instructor Shalom Ruben led an independent study course that gave students the unique opportunity to bring their own creative ideas to life. Each student was told to choose a project complimentary to their personal interests, something engaging because relevant to their lives and also challenging. Ruben wanted the... Read more »
Caitlyn Hughes

"The BOLD Center staff has stuck with me the entire journey and has been that family that every engineering student needs." - Caitlyn Hughes

March 9, 2018

My favorite engineering experience would have to be putting on the events that I do for the Girl Scouts to learn about engineering. I can't describe the feeling I get when I have these girls come up to me after the event, telling me how excited they are to one... Read more »
Rong Long

Rong Long lands NSF CAREER Award

March 2, 2018

Congratulations to University of Colorado Boulder mechanical engineering Assistant Professor Rong Long for earning a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award! The initiative recognizes early-career faculty working at universities across the United States who have the potential to serve as academic role models in both research... Read more »