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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Senior Design students pave the way for involvement in the Collegiate Wind Competition

Nov. 16, 2020

This year, an interdisciplinary team of Senior Design students is the first at CU Boulder to enter the Collegiate Wind Competition as a learn-along team. They are working hard to secure a spot for CU Boulder in the competition next year and are making impressive strides in wind energy innovation and education.

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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.

Ryan Smith

The ME SPUR Experience: Smith models the human abdomen for ultrasound simulation

Sept. 21, 2020

As an ME SPUR participant, Ryan Smith worked with Assistant Professor Nick Bottenus to use medical image data to develop 3D finite element models of the abdominal wall and perform various compressions to mimic clinical practice.

Paul Ditomas

The ME SPUR Experience: DiTomas explores minimum energy requirements for robotic missions

Sept. 18, 2020

As an ME SPUR participant, Paul DiTomas worked with Research Professor John Pellegrino to perform analysis for scenarios of the minimum energy requirement for robotic missions that will be used in a review article about portable power devices for next-gen robots.

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