Bryn Grunwald

Bryn Grunwald combines engineering, international affairs

Sept. 13, 2018

This blog is part of a series showcasing CU Engineering students’ summer experiences in engineering: internships, research, study abroad and more. I found my internship at the Department of Energy headquarters in Washington, D.C., browsing programs available through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education , which helps students...

Sehee Lee and Conrad Stoldt

Samsung Venture, Hyundai join BMW with investment in CU Boulder battery technology

Sept. 12, 2018

Bloomberg recently reported that Solid Power Inc., a Colorado-based developer of next-generation solid-state batteries, has completed a $20 million deal with Samsung Venture, Hyundai and others. The deal comes less than a year after Solid Power struck a partnership with the BMW Group and will help the company complete a...

Y-pods set up around Los Angels (Photo credit: Jacob Thorson)

Air quality from Greeley to Ghana

Sept. 10, 2018

A Y-Pod set up by Ashley Collier-Oxandale in the Hannigan lab. Photo credit: Ashley Collier-Oxandale You may have noticed that the air quality in parts of Colorado has been worse than usual for the past few days. Wildfires burning across the U.S. (although notably not in Colorado) have caused smokey...

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CU and CSU professors work together to study indoor air quality

Sept. 7, 2018

Humans spend about 90 percent of our lives inside, so it’s time we analyzed what we’re breathing while we’re there. “There has been a huge gap between the research done indoors and out,” said Marina Vance, a professor in the mechanical engineering department. “When you think of the news and...

Bobby Braun at Western State Colorado University

CU Engineering launches partnership with Western State Colorado Univesrity

Sept. 6, 2018

Western State Colorado University and CU Boulder have launched a new program that will offer CU Boulder bachelor of science degrees in computer science and mechanical engineering on the Gunnison campus. The program will operate similarly to our joint program in Grand Junction with Colorado Mesa University that's now entering...

An award trophy drawing.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty/Staff Awards

Aug. 30, 2018

Congratulations to these outstanding professors, instructors, and staff for going the extra mile during 2017-2018. Annual department awards were presented at the first faculty/staff meeting of the 2018-2019 academic year. Outstanding Undergraduate Educators Keith Regner Shalom Ruben Outstanding Graduate Educator Mark Rentschler Outstanding Researcher Franck Vernerey Outstanding Service Julie Steinbrenner...

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Why we’re waiving application fees for domestic PhD students

Aug. 15, 2018

Now through Dec. 1, 2018, we’re waiving application fees for all domestic applicants to our CU Engineering PhD programs. We’re taking this unprecedented step for a few important reasons: To remove one more barrier for qualified applicants. Between GREs, visiting schools and submitting applications, the cost of applying to graduate...

Alexandra Jaros

Undergraduate students share their summer research work at capstone CU SPUR event

Aug. 6, 2018

Students in the CU Summer Program for Undergraduate Research shared their findings with faculty, family and fellow students during presentations Monday and Tuesday in the Gallogly Discovery Learning Center. This is the third year of the program, and 40 students from a variety of fields participated. This year’s research topics...

A rendering of a brain.

Deciphering the Parkinson’s disease puzzle

July 26, 2018

Alaa Ahmed is working to unlock the secrets of Parkinson’s disease and make life better for its sufferers. The University of Colorado Boulder Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering has earned a multi-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the illness and a potential treatment for it. Parkinson’s...

The laser device pointed across a field.

How CU Boulder Scientists are Using Lasers to Hunt for Leaky Oil and Gas Equipment

July 23, 2018

Wyoming and Colorado are in the top ten natural gas producing states. But in those states – and across the country – a lot of that gas is escaping straight into the air. Scientists are now working to come up with a better way to track those leaks down. In...