Robert Reid

Machining internship provides valuable insight into the manufacturing process

June 1, 2021

During the summer of 2020, I had the opportunity to work with Hirsh Precision Products Inc. as a CNC machinist intern. Hirsh is a high-precision manufacturing company located in Gunbarrel, Colorado, that manufactures and assembles parts for a variety of industries including medical, aerospace and energy. I first heard of...

Valerie Welch

Passion for athletics leads to student internship at Nike

May 5, 2021

During the summer of 2020 after my junior year, I worked as a mechanical engineering intern in the Rapid Prototyping Lab at Nike. I found out about this position through CU athletics, as I’m a student-athlete. Each year Nike looks to hire one intern out of the junior class of...

Evan and Claire demonstrate the technology

Students invent device for delivering COVID-19 vaccines to rural areas

March 30, 2021

Senior design team solving problems to aid public health

Noah Gilsdorf with homemade bass

How I built an electric bass from scratch

Jan. 13, 2021

Noah Gilsdorf is a double-degree student at the University of Colorado Boulder working toward a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering and a bachelor of music in jazz studies.

Emily and the CU EWB Nepal Team pose with the completed tapstand at the Balodaya Secondary School.

An inside look: Engineers Without Borders

Jan. 13, 2021

Emily Zuetell is a current student in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering. She was the president of CU’s student chapter of Engineers Without Borders and has been a member of the organization for over three years.

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How industry mentorship and learning led to a summer of design

Nov. 13, 2020

Chad Ronish shares about his experience designing a robot, controlled wirelessly through radio frequency, with the support of both peer and industry mentors to help him figure out things like the electronics and coding during participation in the ME Summer Design Intensive.

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CU mechanical engineering commits to active learning

Oct. 22, 2020

Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering is committed to providing students with an education complete with active learning. Though the pandemic has made the semester more challenging, faculty and staff have been daily innovating to make their courses as hands-on as possible.

Garrett Goulding

Persistence paves a path for dream internship with Linx

Oct. 16, 2020

Garrett Goulding is a student in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering who didn't give up on his dream internship with Linx, even after two rejections.

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Undergraduate researchers learn valuable lessons from remote research

Sept. 24, 2020

Undergraduate researchers share their experiences as participants in the ME SPUR Program. ME SPUR, modeled after CU Summer Program for Undergraduate Research, enabled undergraduate students to work with mechanical engineering faculty on research that could be conducted remotely.

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The ME SPUR Experience: Hodgkins, Kirk and Pérez research air quality impacts of Stay-at-Home and Safer-at-Home orders

Sept. 23, 2020

As ME SPUR participants, Kirsty Hodgkins, Evan Kirk and Paula Pérez worked with Professor Jana Milford to understand how reduced traffic, telecommuting and reduced industrial activity during Colorado's Stay-at-Home and Safer-at-Home orders have affected air quality with goals that the project would inform future strategies for improving air quality.

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