Justin Hall

The ME SPUR Experience: Hall develops a GUI application to drive a chemistry automation robot

Sept. 7, 2020

As an ME SPUR participant, Justin Hall worked with Assistant Professor Carson Bruns to develop a desktop application that will allow scientists to control a robot that automates weighing and dispensing chemicals, running chemical reactions and purification.

Anika Levy and Chris Doyle

The ME SPUR Experience: Doyle and Levy research environmental impacts of consumer product manufacturing

Sept. 4, 2020

As ME SPUR participants, Christopher Doyle and Anika Levy worked with Scholar in Residence Dan Riffell to compile and organize a standard resource that would allow consumers and designers make informed choices about which products to use or purchase based on energy costs of those products.

Adam Bradshaw

The ME SPUR Experience: Bradshaw researches energy transition in homes and indoor air quality

Sept. 2, 2020

As an ME SPUR participant, Adam Bradshaw worked with Professor Shelly Miller to set up a citizen science research effort to connect with households who have electrified and would be interested in connecting this effort to their overall health, wellbeing and indoor air quality.

Autumn Zemlicka

The ME SPUR Experience: Zemlicka researches image-based modeling for cardiovascular systems

Aug. 31, 2020

As an ME SPUR participant, Autumn Zemlicka worked with Assistant Professor Debanjan Mukherjee to develop an in-house library of models for arterial hemodynamics in human patients, using CT and MRI scans and microscopy image data.

summer design intensive mask and microphone

Summer pivots lead to new programming during coronavirus

Aug. 3, 2020

The challenges of COVID-19 have inspired innovation among staff, faculty and students, leading to the development of two summer programs for 38 participating students: the ME Summer Design Intensive and ME SPUR.

Simon Hafner research

Passion for renewable energy leads to battery research

May 7, 2019

Mechanical engineering BS/MS student and Boettcher Scholar Simon Hafner was selected as the Spring 2019 College of Engineering and Applied Science Outstanding Graduate for Research. The goal of his research was to increase the energy density and lifetime of batteries, so they can be replaced less often for a lower price.

Curtis Huggins

Research Spotlight - Curtis Huggins

April 27, 2018

During the summer of my sophomore year my dad and I built a 20’x30’x18’ active solar greenhouse which circulates air between two plenums connected by 900 ft of perforated corrugated pipe within a 3000 cubic foot soil heatsink below the greenhouse. The system captures daytime heat and moisture, stores it...

Levi Pearson

Research Spotlight - Levi Pearson

March 19, 2018

I am a BS/MS student in my fifth year with Dr. Mark Rentschler in his lab the Advanced Medical Technologies Laboratory (AMTL). I started in the AMTL during my Junior year, working on fabricating soft robots. My research in undergrad focused mainly on molding and fabricating different geometries for a...

Timothy Werder

Timothy Werder

Feb. 27, 2018

My research experience began at CU Boulder under the direction of a graduate student, Bret Boyle, and his advisor, Prof. Garret Miyake, of the Materials Science and Engineering Department as well as the Chemistry Department. Prof. Miyake then moved his lab to the Department of Chemistry within Colorado State University,...

Majed Al Hulayel

November 2017 - Majed Al Hulayel

Dec. 5, 2017

I am a senior undergraduate student pursuing a mechanical engineering degree. I was selected for the Discovery Learning Apprenticeship (DLA) for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. I currently work on the thermal properties measurements for air-film insulation in Dr. Ronggui Yang's Laboratory. I have been engaged in sensor selections for...

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