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A new design workflow for an integral piece of soft robotic systems

Sept. 8, 2021

Three mechanical engineering students and Professor Robert MacCurdy developed the novel workflow and published it in a paper that won the IEEE-CASE Best Application Paper Award at the 2021 CASE Conference in France.

Membrane-powered prosthetics

Video: Membrane-Powered Prosthetics

Sept. 8, 2021

Mechanical Engineering professors teamed up with the Department of Veterans Affairs to use glucose from our body to power small medical devices.


RISE Interdisciplinary Research Theme Workshop

Interdisciplinary Research Themes help researchers coordinate faculty hires, share facilities and use seed funding to leverage work that could provide transformational societal impact.

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First Annual Report Highlights Links Between Air Quality and Climate Change

Sept. 7, 2021

Two CIRES scientists working in NOAA laboratories contributed to the World Meteorological Organization's first-ever Air Quality and Climate Bulletin.

Smog blankets sky

Amid wildfires and a pandemic, here’s how to keep your indoor air clean

Sept. 7, 2021

Professor Marina Vance shares easy and effective ways to keep our indoor air clean from ozone, wildfire smoke and COVID-19.

Postdoc appreciation week

2021 National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) Events

Sept. 3, 2021

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is excited to recognize the significant, wide-ranging contributions of CU Boulder postdocs during National Postdoc Appreciation Week, September 20-24.

Aerial-monitoring sensor system

Alumni Spotlight: Prateek Shrestha builds technology to raise awareness about Nepal’s poor air quality

Sept. 2, 2021

ME alumnus Prateek Shrestha has developed an aerial-monitoring sensor that will help educate people on mapping air pollutants in Nepal.

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Simple safety measures reduce musical COVID-19 transmission

Aug. 27, 2021

ME professor Shelly Miller, a co-author of the study, finds masking instruments, social distancing and implementing time limits significantly reduce the risk of emitting COVID-19 airborne particles.

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Undergraduate participates in summer water reclamation research

Aug. 25, 2021

The work is based in Research Professor John Pellegrino’s Fundamental Membrane Development, Characterization, & Applications lab.

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New medical balloon technology aims to improve endoscopy success

Aug. 24, 2021

Professor Mark Rentschler's Boulder-based company will seek FDA approval after receiving a patent for its leading-edge medical balloon technology.