Insects offer inspiration for robot advances

Insects offer inspiration for robot advances

Oct. 18, 2022

Studying how insects perform key tasks is giving scientists insight into how robots can achieve complex actions with limited processing power, pointing towards building them on the scale of flies and cockroaches.

CU Boulder lasers go supersonic

CU Boulder lasers go supersonic

Oct. 18, 2022

Researchers at CU Boulder are using lasers to precisely quantify the performance of high-speed engines. Those measurements — recently described in detail in Optica — are key to propelling superfast hypersonic vehicles and providing better engine performance overall.

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Another strong year for mechanical research funding at CU Boulder

Oct. 13, 2022

The Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering had another successful year for research funding, bringing in 37 new awards and funding on 72 existing sponsored projects, which totaled nearly $14 million. Fiscal year 2022 marked 10 consecutive years that the department has brought in $10 million or more in...

Greg Rieker

QEI Collaboration Lab opening to foster high-impact research in quantum engineering

Oct. 13, 2022

The Quantum Engineering Initiative (QEI) Collaboration Lab will encourage cross-campus research and experiments in the high-impact field of quantum engineering.

Greg Rieker and a colleague in the lab.

As concerns rise about this greenhouse gas, CU startup works to plug leaks

June 9, 2022

Scientists at LongPath and CU Boulder are using new laser technology to do what other technologies have struggled to do for years: detect natural gas, which is invisible to the eye, leaking from pipes at sites like this, in real time.

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Slides from IRT Blitz available as themes officially sunset this summer

May 11, 2022

The slide deck is part of presentations given by IRT directors in April on accomplishments and activity within their themes to date. They include details on funding results, important research findings and other lessons learned from the initiative.

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College expands partnership with Sandia National Laboratories

May 2, 2022

A new initiative between the College of Engineering and Applied Science and Sandia National Laboratories aims to develop areas of mutual research interest and support broader STEM workforce development among graduate students.

Josh Miller

Integrated Teaching & Learning Program offers first college micro-credential

April 29, 2022

Josh Miller, a mechanical engineering student, is the first to enroll in the ITLP Arduino micro-credential - a programs that aims to serve students looking to improve their proficiency with Arduino microcontrollers.

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CU Boulder Engineering study finds at least nine pesticide chemicals near Boulder County homes

April 28, 2022

The air quality study, led by mechanical engineering PhD candidate Aniya Khalili, aims to inspire the community to lead cleaner lifestyles and promote further research on pesticide exposure.

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How to print a robot from scratch: Combining liquids, solids could lead to faster, more flexible 3D creations

April 18, 2022

Professor Robert MacCurdy has developed a new way to 3D-print liquid and solid materials together, potentially leading to more dynamic and useful products—from robots to wearable electronic devices.