The Idea Forge is envisioned as a flexible, cross-disciplinary collaborative space where students can imagine, design, create, and test products and solutions to meet a range of societal and customer needs. The space includes Design Center Colorado and will support student teams working on invention and innovation as part of courses, as well as design and development driven by entrepreneurial-minded individuals and service-oriented groups such as Engineers Without Borders.
Provide support for Department's priorities at the discretion of the Department Chair. Priorities include hiring and retention of faculty, expansion of facilities, purchase of equipment for cutting-edge research, and recruitment of undergraduate and graduate students.
Help to bring real industry projects to undergraduate and graduate students, where integrated teams of 4 to 6 undergraduate students
(3 to 4 students in Graduate Program), a faculty advisor, and an industry mentor develop workable solutions to real-life product design problems. More Info
Endowed chairs and professorships allow us to attract, support and retain the very best faculty members by providing them with a salary supplement, discretionary funds for research and scholarly work, and the prestige associated with a named position. In turn, these faculty members bring substantial resources and enhanced reputation to Mechanical Engineering, the College, and CU-Boulder.
Provide support to build an ultra-mileage vehicle for national competition and for related support group meetings in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder.