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CU Boulder mechanical engineers ‘on fire’ at the 11th U.S. National Combustion Meeting

April 1, 2019

Department of Mechanical Engineering faculty and students had great showing at the 11th U.S. National Combustion Meeting. Faculty members were honored with awards, gave two of the three flagship plenary lectures, took on new board memberships and led three critical combustion events.

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The Hidden Air Pollution in Our Homes

April 1, 2019

Outdoor air has been regulated for decades, but emissions from daily domestic activities may be more dangerous than anyone imagined. Assistant Professor Nina Vance was featured in the New Yorker for her HomeChem indoor air quality research.

New Venture Challenge

Six CU Boulder startup teams advance to the New Venture Challenge 11 Championships on April 3

April 1, 2019

Six CU Boulder teams will vie for up to $200,000 in funding at the 11th annual New Venture Challenge (NVC), CU Boulder’s premier entrepreneurial startup competition, on April 3 at the Boulder Theater. Nearly 120 ventures took part in this year’s competition.

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Registration opens for AI conference on campus

April 1, 2019

The Silicon Flatirons Center will host a conference on artificial intelligence on May 3 at CU Boulder. Topics include: “What Problem is AI Explainability Supposed to Solve,” “Explainability in CS Versus the Law,” “Comparative Legal Approaches to Explainability,” and “Explainability: A Way Forward?”

Stride Tech Team

Engineering startup Stride Tech innovates for safer senior care, nabs first place at New Venture Challenge 11 Hardware Track Finals competition

March 26, 2019

After his grandmother sustained injuries from a fall, Tim Visos-Ely, Stride Tech CEO and engineering plus senior, was inspired to devise a solution for safer senior care. Stride Tech will be competing at the NVC Championship.

Tissue Form Jeanne Barthold NVC Award

TissueForm, developers of next generation dermal fillers, fills last spot of New Venture Challenge 11 Championships with R&D Track Finals win

March 26, 2019

Competing against five teams in the NVC Research & Development (R&D) Track Finals competition, TissueForm took home the first place prize and $6,000 after pitching their business idea to a panel of judges and a live audience.

NVC Social Impact Prize

NVC Women’s Entrepreneurship Prizes and Social Impact Prizes awarded to mechanical engineering students

March 26, 2019

120 teams are competing for roughly $200K in cash prizes at the New Venture Challenge. Mechanical engineering teams TissueForm, ShineOn, BioCube and Flux were awarded Women's Entrepreneurship Prizes and Social Impact Prizes.

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Benchwarmers: Bucks' high-tech seats adjust for temp, height

March 25, 2019

The Milwaukee Bucks now have seats that heat to optimal temperatures for maintaining muscle thanks to 12 CU Boulder mechanical engineering students and Emeritus Professor Jack Zable. Students designed these chairs as their capstone engineering project.

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CU Boulder ranked among top 25 robotics colleges

March 25, 2019

CU Boulder robotics programs at the College of Engineering and Applied Science were identified within the top 25 in the nation by Successful Student based on academic excellence, reputation, faculty strength and the range of robotics related courses.

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Apply now for Catalyze CU startup accelerator

March 18, 2019

Applications just opened for Catalyze CU, a summer-long startup accelerator with a track record of launching fledgling ideas on the path to successful ventures. The program offers mentorship, equity-free funding and dedicated work space to help promising concepts become reality.