Burning up: CU researchers use unique tunnel to study wildfires

Sept. 11, 2019

CU Boulder researchers Peter Hamlington and Greg Rieker are using experiments and computations in a new sloping wind tunnel to study how wildfires form and move across different landscapes, applying cutting edge research tools.

New CU Boulder Department of Mechanical Engineering Faculty

12 new mechanical engineering faculty join the CU Boulder team

Sept. 11, 2019

The 2019-20 academic year brings 12 new faculty members to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Colorado Boulder.

Bobby Braun video call with Western Colorado University

First 40 Western Colorado University students enroll in CU Engineering partnership program

Sept. 10, 2019

Twenty-eight mechanical engineering students are beginning their engineering education in Gunnison, Colorado, part of a new partnership program between CU Boulder and Western Colorado University.

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CU hosts Rocky Mountain Fluid Mechanics Research Symposium

Sept. 10, 2019

The fifth annual Rocky Mountain Fluid Mechanics Research Symposium was at CU Boulder, co-hosted by Associate Professor Peter Hamlington. The event featured researchers, faculty and students from regional universities and research labs.

CU Boulder engineering building

CU Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program ranked No. 15, up one from 2019

Sept. 10, 2019

Five of CU Boulder's undergraduate engineering programs are ranked in the top 20 for 2020 according to the U.S. News & World Report. The Department of Mechanical Engineering improved by one from 2019 and is now ranked No. 15 among public universities.

ceramic speed

CeramicSpeed capstone design project brings success at Eurobike 2019

Sept. 6, 2019

CeramicSpeed efficiency and shifting mechanisms were born out of CU mechanical engineering capstone design. The hard work of students helped bring success to CeramicSpeed at Eurobike two years in a row.

Daniel Knight judges AQIQ final projects

Air Quality Inquiry project selected for CU Boulder Outreach Award once again

Sept. 3, 2019

Senior Professional Research Associate Daniel Knight and Professor Michael Hannigan's AQIQ project is one of the 34 faculty-led projects that have been selected to receive CU Boulder Outreach Awards for 2019–20.

carson bruns and his colorful paintings of animals

CU Engineering Employee Spotlight: Carson Bruns, Assistant Professor

Sept. 3, 2019

A creator of color-changing tattoo inks and shape-shifting molecular machines, chemist/artist Carson Bruns uses nanoscience to invent new materials and technologies.

Incoming mechanical engineering students

ME Department welcomes incoming and returning fall 2019 students

Aug. 26, 2019

This year’s incoming class includes 121 new undergraduate students, 28 new transfer students, 45 MS students and 38 MS students joining the ME department from across the nation and world. Students are excited about hands-on learning, professional development opportunities and joining a collaborative community of mechanical engineers at CU Boulder.

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CU Boulder and CU Denver collaborate at DARPA Tunnel Circuit

Aug. 22, 2019

The dark, cavernous depths of an old Pittsburgh mine tested the performance of autonomous robot drones and the engineering prowess of creators like researcher Sean Humbert at the DARPA Subterranean Challenge Tunnel Circuit event.