Design For America

Design group puts skills to work solving local problems

June 13, 2019

From developing a system to reduce food waste to constructing a way to prevent tool theft at public bike repair stations, students in the Design for America organization at CU Boulder are working on a wide range of projects with community partners.

Biomedical engineering at CU Boulder

New biomedical engineering degrees to launch at CU Boulder

June 13, 2019

The CU Board of Regents approved new degrees in biomedical engineering. Through these degrees, students will have the chance to pursue classes across the university in engineering, biology and mathematics.

Catalyze at CU Boulder

Six teams kick off Catalyze CU startup accelerator

June 12, 2019

Six student teams are participating in CU Boulder’s Catalyze CU startup accelerator. They have access to skill-building workshops and mentoring with local business leaders and can earn up to $5,000 in equity-free funding.

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Six CU Boulder mechanical engineering graduate students awarded prestigious NSF fellowship

June 6, 2019

The NSF GRFP supports outstanding graduate students in STEM disciplines pursuing research-based graduate degrees. Six CU mechanical engineering students received awards in 2019 along with one honorable mention.

Jana Milford

Professor reappointed to governor’s Air Quality Commission

June 5, 2019

Professor Jana Milford was recently appointed by Governor Jared Polis to a third three-year term on the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission, which oversees air quality regulations for the state.

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Colorado Research Spotlight

May 28, 2019

Read about how wildfires sparked water quality research, how poor air quality affects low-income households, how a Colorado-born technology detected methane gas leaks and how CU Boulder outreach projects taught K–12 students across Colorado about air quality.

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A robot may one day perform your colonoscopy

May 28, 2019

Researchers in Mark Rentschler's lab designed a robot to navigate the unpredictable terrain of the intestine. The group hopes the robot will change how people across the United States get colonoscopies, making these common procedures easier for patients and more efficient for doctors.


Greg Formosa, design and controls mastermind

May 28, 2019

Meet PhD student Greg Formosa, the design and controls mastermind behind the Endoculus, a robotic capsule endoscope capable of performing autonomous colonoscopies that was engineered in Associate Professor Mark Rentschler’s lab.

Micah Prendergast works on Endoculus robotic capsule endoscope

Micah Prendergast, in vivo navigation and localization expert

May 28, 2019

Meet Micah Prendergast (PhDMechEngr'19), expert in navigation and localization for the Endoculus, a robotic capsule endoscope developed in Mark Rentschler’s lab. For a robot making its way through the colon, navigation is no easy task.

Boulder Summer School on Ultrasound Contrast Agents

Mark Borden hosts Boulder Summer School on Ultrasound Contrast Agents

May 23, 2019

Associate Professors Mark Borden hosted a summer school program for faculty from around the world on microbubbles this week in the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory on campus. CU Boulder Instructors included Todd Murray and Andrew Goodwin.