Opportunities to Get Involved with CU Mechanical Engineering

CU Mechanical Engineering department prides itself on its strong collaborations with our industrial partners. We view our long-standing association as a true partnership, with both parties gaining insight, ideas and direction from one another's expertise. Our faculty and students collaborate with our many external partners on solutions to the world's greatest challenges in mechanical engineering. Partnering with our industry members and working toward shared goals allows us to train students for today's industry needs, and our faculty and students to further their research while providing benefits to corporations.

Work with World-Class Faculty


Our faculty members are leaders in areas that include fundamental mechanical engineering disciplines (materials, mechanics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer and others), and in cutting edge focus areas (bioengineering, energy and the environment, micro/nanoscale engineering, and engineering education). Our faculty closely collaborate with industry on contracts and grants, providing legal and patent support, materials transfer and other expertise. Please contact individual faculty members to discuss potential opportunities for collaboration.
Find Your Next Superstar Hire


Our students graduate with a strong theoretical engineering foundation and substantial hands-on skills in design, measurements, and other key technical areas. Our program is ABET accredited, and we perform frequent curriculum reviews, assessments, and improvements throughout each year internally and in partnership with our Industry Advisory Council. If you are seeking to hire students, please work with our undergraduate advisor Katherine McConnell (pickenk@colorado.edu) and our graduate advisor, Sharon Anderson (sharon.e.anderson@colorado.edu) to learn more.

Sponsor a Student Design Team


Collaborate with the Design Center Colorado to sponsor an undergraduate or graduate student design team to complete a year-long project. This is one of the best ways to engage directly with students and to help prepare for a successful career in industry.  See more details on the Design Center Colorado page.

Step Into a Leadership Role


Get to know your counterparts in other industries, exchange business experiences, and make meaningful connections through getting involved in Industry Advisory Council or the STEP Board.