See the latest happenings in research, programming and education at Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering. Learn how students, alumni, faculty, and staff are redefining what it means to be a mechanical engineer. 

Campus from above

The Road Back: CU Boulder's Response to COVID-19

Sept. 22, 2021

ME faculty members are featured in the University of Colorado Boulder's new documentary titled "The Road Back: CU Boulder’s Response to COVID-19."

Chris Seighman

Alumni Spotlight: Chris Seighman - Rocky Mountain 3D Printing

Sept. 21, 2021

ME alumnus Chris Seighman founded a company that creates a variety of unique 3D printed pieces for consumers to purchase on Etsy and social media platforms.

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Calve, Ferguson awarded grant to study mechanisms that lead to tissue degradation

Sept. 20, 2021

Professors Sarah Calve and Virginia Ferguson's tissue engineering project is one of three space-based experiments that recently received a NSF grant to help patients on Earth.

Katie Schutt

An inside look: Interning with Sandia National Laboratories

Sept. 16, 2021

Katie Schutt is a junior in Mechanical Engineering and an ME Student Apprentice. She is currently interning with Sandia National Laboratories. Where are you working this summer and what made them stand out in your search? Since the beginning of August I have been working remotely as a Virtual Technologies...

CEAS entrance

Rankings: ME undergraduate program in top 20 for 2022

Sept. 13, 2021

Spencer White

An inside look: Interning with Electro-Mechanical Products

Sept. 13, 2021

Spencer White is a senior in Mechanical Engineering. He interned during summer 2021 with Electro-Mechanical Products, Inc. He is also a proud member of the CU Cycling Team. Where did you intern over the summer and what was exciting for you about that opportunity? This summer I had the amazing...

ME SWE scholarship winners

Four mechanical engineering students receive SWE scholarships

Sept. 9, 2021

The Society of Women Engineers has awarded 289 scholarships in all, totaling more than $1,200,000, to undergraduate and graduate students for the 2021-22 academic year.

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Don’t throw that cloth mask away yet—it still works

Sept. 9, 2021

The reusable cloth masks people have been using for the past year or more may look a little worse for the wear. But new research from Professor Marina Vance finds that washing and drying them doesn’t reduce their ability to filter out viral particles.

Megan Conard

An inside look: Interning with Phillips 66

Sept. 9, 2021

Megan Conard is a junior in Mechanical Engineering. She interned during summer 2021 with Phillips 66. Where did you work over the summer and what kinds of projects did you work on? This past summer I interned as a refinery engineer at Phillip 66’s Billings refinery. While I was there,...

icee award

A new design workflow for an integral piece of soft robotic systems

Sept. 8, 2021

Three mechanical engineering students and Professor Robert MacCurdy developed the novel workflow and published it in a paper that won the IEEE-CASE Best Application Paper Award at the 2021 CASE Conference in France.