Katie Simon

Undergraduate Student of the Month - Katie Simon

Dec. 11, 2017

My name is Katie Simon and I am a senior in the Mechanical Engineering department. I am very interested in biomedical engineering, and following my graduation in May, I plan to pursue a career in the medical device design field. I am the Chair of the Engineering Excellence Fund and...

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...

Sean Sundberg

October 2017 - Sean Sundberg

Nov. 7, 2017

Sean Sundberg is a 3rd year undergraduate mechanical engineering student working in Dr. Rong Long’s Nonlinear Mechanics Laboratory (NML). In broad terms, this research group is interested in the mechanics of soft materials and flexible structures; combining experimental testing with computational modeling to develop a deeper understanding of their behaviors...

Cherish Spengler

Undergraduate Student of the Month - Cherish Spengler

Nov. 1, 2017

I am a junior originally from Northern California. Currently, my interests are mostly in the manufacturing and entrepreneurship side of mechanical, which I have been introduced to as being a shop assistant for MCEN 1025, and working for Catalyze in the Idea Forge, respectively. I am grateful for the communities...

Anouk Uragoda

Undergraduate Student of the Month - Anouk Uragoda

Oct. 2, 2017

My name is Anouk Uragoda. I’m currently a senior pursuing a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Colombo, Sri Lanka. I did polymer research under Professor Ding with regards to its applications in desalination and would like to thank him for taking the time to nominate me. After graduation, I hope...

#ILookLikeAnEngineer collage of students.


What does a CU engineer look like? Let us show you! The Department of Mechanical Engineering and entire College of Engineering and Applied Science, in collaboration with the BOLD Center, has joined the #ILookLikeAnEngineer campaign to showcase the diverse range of people who pursue engineering.

Haley Smith

Undergraduate Student of the Month - Haley Smith

May 9, 2017

My name is Haley Smith and I am a graduating senior in the mechanical engineering program. I am a member of the basketball team and my love of sports has sparked an interest in biomechanical engineering, specifically the prosthetic, orthotic, exoskeleton, and joint replacement segments of the medical device industry...

Alex O'Brien

April 2017 - Alex O'Brien

April 24, 2017

I am a fourth year undergraduate Mechanical Engineering student, and this is my second year working in Professor Mark Rentschler's Advanced Medical Technologies Laboratory (AMTL). My research is primarily focused on the effects of thermal tissue fusion on biological tissue. Most recently, I was selected for the Discovery Learning Apprenticeship...

Eduardo Sodeberg

Undergraduate Student of the Month - Eduardo Soderberg

April 10, 2017

I am a Junior pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in building mechanical systems and construction management. I am currently performing a research study on the relationship between the air change rate and indoor air quality of homes in a Boulder neighborhood under the Discovery Learning Apprenticeship...

Kyle Kolanowski

March 2017 - Kyle Kolanowski

April 10, 2017

My name is Kyle Kolanowski, and I am a Colorado native pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering at CU. I have really enjoyed seeing all that my engineering education has encompassed, and I'm excited to see how my education will allow me to contribute to society in the future. I...