Showcase Week

Mechanical Engineering Projects Showcase Week 2020

You are invited to our online projects showcase, celebrating the achievements of over 250 engineering capstone design students from April 27–May 1. Learn about their projects, leave a comment, and see how these talented engineers are already making an impact.

crocs industry tour

Industry tours provide a valuable look at future engineering careers

April 7, 2020

During February and March, over 250 mechanical engineering students trekked across the Front Range to tour one of 17 different companies. The tour series was a collaboration between Design Your Career and Instructor Janet Tsai’s manufacturing class.

Curtis Gile and Engineers Without Borders Team

Catching rainwater in Rwanda, student spends summers with Engineers Without Borders

May 7, 2019

Curtis Gile was selected as the Spring 2019 Department of Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Graduate for International Engagement. He spent two summers developing rainwater catchment systems in Rwanda with Engineers Without Borders. In May 2019, he will graduate with degrees in mechanical engineering and economics.

Brent Frieden portrait

Hard work paves the way in school, cycling and service

May 7, 2019

Brent Frieden was selected as the Spring 2019 College of Engineering and Applied Science Outstanding Graduate for Academic Achievement. Frieden holds the highest GPA in the college, competed on the CU Boulder cycling team and volunteered in Nicaragua.

Spencer Miller headshot

Service, a life outside the comfort zone

May 7, 2019

Spencer Miller was selected as the Spring 2019 Department of Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Graduate for Service. He was involved in ASME and The BOLD Center, tutored underrepresented high school students, volunteered with Boulder Food Rescue and created a film about living outside your comfort zone.

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.

Samantha Palma

"I love the challenge and excitement that is involved with engineering." - Samantha Palma #ILookLikeAnEngineer

Sept. 24, 2018

#ILookLikeAnEngineer What does the #iLookLikeAnEngineer hashtag mean to you? There is no good way to explain to someone how it feels to be degraded because people do not think that you could be an engineer, whether it is because of your gender, race, height, intelligence, etc. I've felt it. I...

Natasha Ouellette

"#ILookLikeAnEngineer is about confronting our biases about what we expect from engineers." - Natasha Ouellette

June 29, 2018

When I moved to Boulder and started classes, it took me almost three weeks to stop being so excited about college that I wasn't stressed at all. When the novelty began to wear off, I was suddenly hit with a wave of feeling anxious, out-of-place, like I was drifting without...

Caitlyn Hughes

"The BOLD Center staff has stuck with me the entire journey and has been that family that every engineering student needs." - Caitlyn Hughes

March 9, 2018

My favorite engineering experience would have to be putting on the events that I do for the Girl Scouts to learn about engineering. I can't describe the feeling I get when I have these girls come up to me after the event, telling me how excited they are to one...

#ILookLikeAnEngineer collage of students.

#ILookLikeAnEngineer

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.

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