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Hope Michelsen elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society

Sept. 19, 2019

Associate Professor Hope Michelsen has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Each year, no more than 0.5% of the APS’s non-student membership is recognized for election to the status of Fellow of the APS.

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Announcing new endowed leadership chairs for three college departments

Sept. 18, 2019

Increased support and engagement with Colorado’s aerospace sector has enabled the establishment of three new endowed leadership chairs in electrical, computer and energy engineering, mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering sciences.

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CU Engineering Employee Spotlight: Mark Rentschler, Associate Professor

Sept. 18, 2019

Dr. Mark Rentschler is an Associate Professor and Sylvia Norviel Cancer Research Faculty Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His team's research in medical devices and surgical robotics is focused on improving the quality of life for patients by enabling less invasive procedures.

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USA Today reports on gadgets to monitor air quality with Shelly Miller

Sept. 16, 2019

Professor Shelly Miller speaks to the role of devices that monitor indoor air quality in improving public health. As the air quality monitoring market continues to expand, she says these devices are not just a trend; they're here to stay.

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Design of Coffee course makes university list of unique CU Boulder classes

Sept. 13, 2019

CU Boulder offers approximately 4,000 courses in 119 distinct fields of study. Some, like mechanical engineering's Design of Coffee, delve into unexpected topics like the science behind farming techniques and the craftsmanship of brewing coffee.

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Alumni Volunteer Spotlight: Katie Simon, MechEng'18

Sept. 12, 2019

Katie Simon (MechEng'18) has volunteered her time to network with current students at a variety of events. At these events, she has been able to share her experiences at CU, the importance of internships and give advice to students on chasing their dream jobs.

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First 40 Western Colorado University students enroll in CU Engineering partnership program

Sept. 10, 2019

More than 40 students are beginning their engineering education in Gunnison, Colorado, part of a new partnership program between CU Boulder and Western Colorado University. The class includes 28 mechanical engineering students and 15 computer science students.

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CU hosts Rocky Mountain Fluid Mechanics Research Symposium

Sept. 10, 2019

The fifth annual Rocky Mountain Fluid Mechanics Research Symposium was held on July 29 at CU Boulder and was co-hosted by Associate Professor Peter Hamlington. The event featured researchers, faculty and students from regional universities and research labs.

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CU Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program ranked No. 15, up one from 2019

Sept. 10, 2019

Five of CU Boulder's undergraduate engineering programs are ranked in the top 20 for 2020 according to the U.S. News & World Report. The Department of Mechanical Engineering improved by one from 2019 and is now ranked No. 15 among public universities.

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CeramicSpeed capstone design project brings success at Eurobike 2019

Sept. 6, 2019

CeramicSpeed efficiency and shifting mechanisms were born out of CU Boulder mechanical engineering capstone design teams. The students' hard work brought success to CeramicSpeed at Eurobike two years in a row.