Silicon wafer

Mechanical engineering students aim to make silicon wafer inspections more efficient

April 19, 2022

The global shortage of semiconductors – the computer chips that products such as smartphones, laptops, cars and even washing machines rely on – are motivating engineers to improve the inspection of the silicon wafers that semiconductors are fabricated from. To help accomplish that, Department of Mechanical Engineering students have built a silicon wafer center-finding improvement device

Medtronic prototype

Mechanical engineering students develop a soft robot to improve lung examinations

April 15, 2022

The seniors are working with Medtronic to design a soft robot that would give physicians more control as they examine the deepest part of a patient's lung and make the procedure less abrasive for the patient.

Accu-precision

Mechanical engineering students build machine to automate scrap metal disposal

April 12, 2022

The students' device makes the disposal of scrap metal safer and more efficient. They completed the design as part of their Senior Design project sponsored by Accu-Precision, a Littleton-based manufacturer of custom parts for customers in aerospace and industrial sectors.

Urchin Merchants

Mechanical engineering seniors aim to sink purple sea urchin population with underwater vacuum

April 6, 2022

The vacuum, designed and built by the student team Urchin Merchants, could help save California’s underwater kelp forests by making it easier for divers to collect the purple sea urchins that are destroying the bull kelp population.

Riley McGill

An inside look: Undergraduate research with the Animal Inspired Motion and Robotics Lab

April 4, 2022

Riley McGill is a sophomore in the Department of Mechanical Engineering who has been helping build a small, six-legged robot in Professor Kaushik Jayaram’s Animal Inspired Motion and Robotics Lab (AIMRL).

wind team

Mechanical engineering students competing in national wind energy competition

Feb. 17, 2022

The group of mechanical engineering seniors is the first University of Colorado Boulder team to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Collegiate Wind Competition (CWC) – an event in which future engineers are challenged to find a unique solution to a wind energy project.

Andrew Brown and Evan Mossel

An inside look: Interning with Artimus Robotics

Feb. 16, 2022

Andrew Brown and Evan Mossel are undergraduates in Mechanical Engineering. They interned with Artimus Robotics during summer 2021 through the department's Internship-for-Credit Program. Learn more about the program and how to get involved.

John Cunningham

An inside look: Interning with ShoeSense

Feb. 14, 2022

John Cunningham is an undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering. He interned with ShoeSense during summer 2021.

Ella McQuaid

An inside look: Interning with unspun

Feb. 7, 2022

Ella McQuaid is an undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering. She interned with unspun during summer 2021 through the department's Internship-for-Credit Program. Learn more about the program and how to get involved.

Betz and Browne

An inside look: Interning with CleanRobotics

Jan. 31, 2022

David Betz and Abby Browne are undergraduates in Mechanical Engineering. They interned with CleanRobotics during summer 2021 through the department's Internship-for-Credit Program. Learn more about the program and how to get involved.

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