CU Boulder and COVID-19: Updates and resources

CU Boulder is continuously updating its information and guidance for the university community to address changing status of COVID-19. This page is intended to provide information about COVID-19 and its impacts to CU Boulder, precautions that are being taken, prevention measures you can take and a compilation of frequently asked questions.

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Economy, air quality and mental health: Experts weigh in on how coronavirus is touching all facets of Colorado life

March 31, 2020

Professor Shelly Miller of the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering shares her expertise in maintaining healthy indoor air quality as we practice social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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NOAA motion stabilization system, a capstone design project success

March 25, 2020

A capstone design project completed last year has spent nearly two months in operation aboard National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ship Ronald Brown. Recent tests of the device reveal successful results.

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Six startup teams to compete in New Venture Challenge 12 Championships

March 20, 2020

Six startup teams, including two with connections to the mechanical engineering department, will vie for up to $100,000 in prizes at the 12th annual New Venture Challenge (NVC), CU Boulder’s premier entrepreneurial startup competition.

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CU Engineering Closures and Cancellations

This page is intended to serve as a resource for closures, cancellations and postponements in the College of Engineering and Applied Science related to COVID-19. This page does not address changes happening in other units of campus.

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CU Engineering jumps three spots in public graduate program rankings

March 17, 2020

CU Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science comes in at No. 14 among public institutions and No. 27 overall for graduate education. The college improved by three places since last year and the mechanical engineering department remains in the top 20.


Capstone Design Q&A: An after-surgery therapy device

March 11, 2020

In this Capstone Design Q&A, capstone design students share about KneeHab4U, a post-surgery cold therapy device that reduces inflammation in the knee, elbow and other affected areas. The device uses air compression for blood circulation and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for a quicker, safer, more comfortable recovery process.

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Capstone Design Q&A: Sorting waste has never been easier

March 6, 2020

In this Capstone Design Q&A, the BioRhythm capstone design team shares about a technology they designed to increase accuracy when sorting plastics into trash, recycling and compost at concerts, conferences and other large events.

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Capstone Design Q&A: Energy use in dollars makes homeowners think twice

March 5, 2020

In this Capstone Design Q&A, capstone design students share about their residential energy monitoring system that reports accurate and actionable data to consumers. Their system is unique in that it shows electricity usage in dollars, so they understand the monetary benefits of saving energy.

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Alumni place in top 7 of NSF Idea Machine competition

Feb. 28, 2020

A big idea that got its start at CU Boulder has placed in the top seven out of more than 800 submissions in the National Science Foundation 2026 Idea Machine competition. Chelsea Heveran (PhDMechEngr’17) and Juan Pablo “JP” Gevaudan (M, PhDArchEngr’19) submitted their research idea to combat fixed and aging infrastructure.