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...

Roaring Fork High School students excitedly crowd around to wait for judging of their spaghetti bridges

Roaring Fork students draw on experience to engineer bridges

July 5, 2018

A group of 100 rising high school juniors from the Roaring Fork Pre-Collegiate Program were able to bridge what they knew about engineering to real experiences and answers at The BOLD Center last week. CU Boulder started the Pre-Collegiate Development Program for first generation middle and high school students in...

Natasha Ouellette

#iLookLikeAnEngineer is about confronting our biases about what we expect from engineers. - Natasha Ouellette

June 29, 2018

When I moved to Boulder and started classes, it took me almost three weeks to stop being so excited about college that I wasn't stressed at all. When the novelty began to wear off, I was suddenly hit with a wave of feeling anxious, out-of-place, like I was drifting without...

National Science Foundation logo.

STEM Buffs recognizes NSF Graduate Fellowship honorees

June 12, 2018

This spring, 22 students across the CU Boulder campus (and 12 incoming CU graduate students) were awarded the competitive Graduate Research Fellowship Program Award (GRFP) from the National Science Foundation. The GRFP recognizes outstanding students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for their potential to contribute to research and...

Marina Vance in a labcoat.

Nation’s largest, most comprehensive indoor chemistry study now underway

June 12, 2018

Marina Vance HOMEChem field experiment seeks to understand how daily activities impact the home environment In the United States, as well as in most of the developed world, people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors. In homes, workplaces, schools and every indoor environment, we are impacted by the...

Hayley Cashdollar.

Alumna named a 30 Under 30 inspiring young leader

June 5, 2018

Congratulations to University of Colorado Boulder mechanical engineering alumna Hayley (Schneider) Cashdollar (BS '12), who has been named to the GreenBiz 30 Under 30 list of inspiring young leaders. After graduating, Cashdollar first worked at Tesla and is now the manager of automation and power systems at Proterra, an electric...

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...

Virginia Ferguson and Jana Milford

BOLD Center announces new faculty fellows

May 21, 2018

Last year The BOLD Center launched a new fellowship aimed at supporting diversity across the curriculum and the college. Recipients are awarded up to $10,000 to launch projects or initiatives that support and encourage diversity and inclusion at CU Engineering. The BOLD Center’s second cohort of faculty fellows are: Daniel...

Students at graduation.

Celebrating the Class of 2018

May 11, 2018

Students, faculty, family, and friends packed Macky Hall Thursday to celebrate the University of Colorado Boulder Department of Mechanical Engineering Spring and Summer Class of 2018. Congratulations to all our BS, BS/MS, MS, and PhD graduates, with an special shout out to the students below, who received awards or recognition...

Ross Fischer:

Ross Fischer: From Grand Valley to Globetrotter

May 9, 2018

Those who call Colorado's Grand Valley home have probably heard about its “curse.” Local lore says that unless they collect sand from specific locales to break an Ute curse, residents who dare to leave the valley are destined to return one day. Whether that’s a blessing or a curse, mechanical...