Halfway through the fall semester, the return to campus continues to be remarkable. I am reenergized each day by the presence of students in the classroom. With various public health measures still in place, we are very fortunate to be in Boulder, where we can teach and engage with one another outside in the beautiful fall air.
I also want to commend the work everyone is doing to celebrate diversity and improve equity within the department, including the growing ME Partnership Programs. I look forward to seeing those efforts flourish in the coming years. The more mechanical engineers we have solving society’s challenges, the better.
If there was a mantra for fall 2021 in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering, everyone would be saying ‘it’s good to be back.’ The University of Colorado Boulder has welcomed students back to campus, allowing ME faculty to bring back traditional hands-on labs and classes for the first time in nearly two years.