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. 

Duane Chesley at the 2012 Engineering Scholarship Dinner with his scholarship recipient

Honoring Duane Chesley as students receive gift of education

Aug. 28, 2020

Duane Chesley (MechEngr’58) valued education because of how it impacted his life, taking him from humble beginnings on a farm in Nebraska to full colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. At CU Boulder, he endowed a scholarship and established an earn-learn apprenticeship to support mechanical engineering students.

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Spinout Aspero Medical receives NSF SBIR funding for endoscopic balloon with more grip

Aug. 25, 2020

Aspero Medical, a spinout company of CU Boulder’s Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering and CU Anschutz Medical Campus was recently awarded $225,000 through the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. This award will allow the company to further technologies in the field of gastroenterology.

Ahmed Ferjani

A new challenge: Stories of resilience in the COVID-19 era

Aug. 19, 2020

Ahmed Ferjani was gearing up for an in-person internship at L3Harris Technologies in Rochester, New York. But the pandemic had other plans.

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Why better ventilation is key to limiting COVID-19 spread on campus

Aug. 19, 2020

As students return to campus, a mostly behind-the-scenes team of university staff and scientists has been working to make sure that the air they breathe will be as safe as possible.

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Scientists win grant to unravel mystery of how animals track scent

Aug. 12, 2020

Seeking to understand how animals follow scent, a team of scientists has won a grant to peer deeply inside the brain as the process takes place.

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New engineering research center aims to electrify transportation, expand education

Aug. 6, 2020

CU Boulder will play a major role in a new center, ASPIRE, focused on developing infrastructure and systems that facilitate the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.

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Mechanical Engineering Summer Design Intensive

The ME Summer Design Intensive is a five-week program piloted in summer 2020 that allows students to complete a design project with workshops and mentorship from department alumni. Check out project descriptions with links to student design portfolios.

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Summer pivots lead to new programming during coronavirus

Aug. 3, 2020

The challenges of COVID-19 have inspired innovation among staff, faculty and students, leading to the development of two summer programs for 38 participating students: the ME Summer Design Intensive and ME SPUR.

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New $25-million center to advance quantum science and engineering

July 21, 2020

The National Science Foundation announced that CU Boulder will receive a $25 million award to launch a new quantum science and engineering research center led by physicist Jun Ye and involving researchers like Greg Rieker in the mechanical engineering department.

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Three new research themes push boundaries of work in college

July 20, 2020

The College of Engineering and Applied Science has launched three new interdisciplinary research themes as part of a broad push into growing and critical areas of study. They are titled Hypersonic Vehicles, Resilient Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity, and Engineering Education and AI-Augmented Learning.

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