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Mech Day 2017

On October 6, 2017, the Department hosted its first Mech Day, in conjunction with the annual Walter Scott Jr., College of Engineering, Engineering Exploration Days. Mech Day was designed to give potential students a glimpse into student life in the mechanical engineering program at CSU. The day started with an introduction from Department Head, Dr. […]

Researchers from CSU’s Center for Laser Sensing and Diagnostics make Important Advance in Laser Ignition

CSU’s Center for Laser Sensing and Diagnostics (CLSD) has made a significant contribution to the field of laser ignition of engines by developing a new technique based on combining two laser pulses with different wavelengths. The approach has the potential to provide more efficient and cleaner combustion for both stationary and vehicular engines. The findings […]

Department Pioneers: Dr. Paul Wilbur

ME Emeritus Professor, Dr. Paul Wilbur, taught, researched, and mentored in CSU’s Department of Mechanical Engineering from 1968-2010. It’s been eight years since Dr. Wilbur retired, but his legacy continues to inspire colleagues and students. “His love was teaching and research. His day would start with getting to work by 6:30 or 7:00am to get […]

ME Cleans Up at the 2017 Walter Scott Jr., College of Engineering All-College Awards

The Department of Mechanical Engineering was honored with several accolades at the 2017 WSCOE All-College Awards, last Tuesday afternoon. “More than half of the All-College Awards went to members of ME, and I couldn’t be more proud of our department.” said ME Department Head, Sue James. Join us in congratulating the following mechanical engineering award […]

Bon Voyage, Chriselda!

As we welcomed new faculty into the department, we also celebrated the retirement of dedicated mechanical engineering Undergraduate Student Advisor, Chriselda Engel who spent the past eight years guiding and supporting thousands of undergraduate mechanical engineering students as they progressed through the program. Jennifer Vaughn, current graduate student and former undergrad, wanted Engel to have […]

CSU ASME Celebrated 100 Years

The Colorado State University chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers celebrated 100 years of excellence on Oct. 9, 2014 with a banquet at the Hilton Fort Collins. The momentous evening was attended by more than 100 students, faculty, alumni, and industry professionals. Professor Emeritus Fred Smith, and Professor Allan Kirkpatrick kicked off the […]

Celebrating Professor William Duff’s Contributions and Dedication

It has been more than 44 years since Professor William S. Duff first set foot onto Colorado State University’s campus. He came to the department as part of the newly established industrial engineering program, ultimately introducing and teaching 15 different industrial engineering and operations research courses. In April, the department celebrated Professor Duff’s retirement – […]

2015 Mechanical Engineering Student Recognitions

Tom Decker: Tom Decker, a new mechanical engineering graduate student, recently won a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship recognizing him as an outstanding graduate student in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Among a pool of 2,000 awardees, Decker was selected from 16,500 applications for this fellowship. His passion to work with […]

ASME E-Fest West

On the last weekend of spring break, members of CSU’s ASME student chapter, armed with a robot, poster, and presentation, made their way to the University of Las Vegas for the 2017 ASME E-Fest West. This was the third year our students were able to attend the conference and the second year we presented at […]

All Aboard!

Last semester, a handful of CSU students voyaged into uncharted academic territory. They took their books to a place where extracurricular activities include world exploration; classmates are roommates; the classroom is a ship; and campus is the open waters. Semester at Sea is one of the unique academic journeys a University student can embark on, […]