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. 

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CU mechanical engineering commits to active learning

Oct. 22, 2020

Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering is committed to providing students with an education complete with active learning. Though the pandemic has made the semester more challenging, faculty and staff have been daily innovating to make their courses as hands-on as possible.

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Inventing the Soil Sensors of Tomorrow: Research and Innovation Office Community Talk

Oct. 16, 2020

Hear from Associate Professor Gregory Whiting, who discusses the implications of a growing population on the world's soil and how his research group is developing new sensors to help create solutions to pressing economic, environmental and human challenges.

Garrett Goulding

Persistence paves a path for dream internship with Linx

Oct. 16, 2020

Garrett Goulding is a student in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering who didn't give up on his dream internship with Linx, even after two rejections.


Undergraduate Student of the Month - Quin Livingston

Oct. 15, 2020

Quin fell in love with rehabilitation technology after designing and building a variety of devices to help students and community members with disabilities, making everything from a weighted vest batman costume and custom pencil grip to help a kindergarten student learn how to write to an adjustable necklace to hold a communication device for a student at another school.


New technology diagnoses sickle cell disease in record time

Oct. 15, 2020

Diseases of the blood, like sickle cell disease, have traditionally taken a full day, tedious lab work and expensive equipment to diagnose, but researchers across disciplines have developed a way to diagnose these conditions with greater precision in only one minute.

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Aerosol research instrumental in getting musicians back to playing safely

Oct. 14, 2020

A CU-Boulder research team of scientists and musicians seek to find out how musical ensembles around the world can continue to safely perform music together during the pandemic.


College research portfolio tops $134 million as part of four-year upward trend

Oct. 9, 2020

CU Engineering experienced another record-breaking year for research funding in 2020, receiving $134 million overall and dwarfing the 2019 total of $108 million.


Streamlined Research & Innovation Week goes virtual Oct. 12-16

Oct. 6, 2020

The Research & Innovation Office (RIO) invites students, faculty, staff and the community to join Research & Innovation Week, October 12–16. The 2020 streamlined edition will feature three virtual events that you’ll only be able to find at CU Boulder.

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Engineering leads new DOE Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program Center on particulate materials research

Oct. 2, 2020

CU Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science is leading a new Multi-disciplinary Simulation Center funded by the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Advanced Simulation and Computing program to model unbonded and bonded particulate materials in support of the stockpile stewardship program.

Debanjan Mukherjee

Mukherjee receives Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

Sept. 28, 2020

Debanjan Mukherjee received a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, enabling his research group to create a pilot flow-loop system to study how embolic particles travel across arteries to cause stroke.