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The Future of Hearing Aid Technology Is Here

Hearing Impaired, ME Student of Gonzaga University, Paxson Matthews, becomes first person to test groundbreaking hearing aid technology, and joins Colorado State University as an intern. Last Spring, we covered an inspiring story on a revolutionary mouthpiece developed to assist the hearing impaired, allowing sound to be processed through the tongue, instead of the ear. […]

Dr. John Volckens Receives $1.5M Grant From EPA STAR

Last year, we covered a story about Professor John Volckens receiving a $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the health effects of inhaling emissions from cookstoves that use biomass combustion. Additionally, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency – Science to Achieve Results, recognized his work in the area with a $1.5 […]

ME Alumnus, John Brophy, Revolutionizes Space Travel Using Ion Propulsion and is Honored with 2015 Robert J. Collier Trophy

We are pleased to announce that the National Aeronautics Association named NASA’s Dawn Mission Team as the winner of the 2015 Robert J. Collier Trophy. Colorado State University mechanical engineering alumnus, John Brophy, is a member of that team and was responsible for the development of the ion propulsion system used on the nearly decade-long […]

Senior Design: Formula SAE’s First Electric Vehicle

Start your engines! This year’s Formula SAE – Ram Racing team is bringing something new to the speedway; an electric vehicle with a need for speed. In June, team members are hoping to achieve a top 10 finish at the national Intercollegiate Design Competition in Nebraska. They will present at CSU E-Days as well. All […]

EcoCAR 3

Dr. Thomas Bradley, faculty adviser for EcoCAR projects, and a group of more than 100 dedicated students, over the course of eight semesters, just completed the EcoCAR 2 competition in the summer of 2014. Now, it’s on to the next competition – EcoCAR 3! Just as in past EcoCAR competitions, students have been given the […]

EcoCAR 2

EcoCAR 2: Plugging in to the Future, is a three-year collegiate engineering competition and the only program of its kind. The competition’s mission is a vital one: offer an unparalleled hands-on, real-world experience to educate the next generation of automotive engineers. The competition challenges 15 universities across North America to reduce the environmental impact of […]

The Mechanics of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a dehabilitating disease that afflicts millions of Americans and is a growing epidemic. Of particular interest to Dr. Tammy Haut Donahue and her laboratory is the role of knee joint meniscal tissue in the development and progression of osteoarthritis.  Work in the Orthopaedic Bioengineering Research Laboratory at CSU directed by Prof. Haut Donahue […]

Nanotechnology for Biomedical Applications

Surfaces that contain micro- and nanoscale features in a well-controlled and “engineered” manner have been shown to significantly affect cellular and subcellular function.  Within the auspices of the our research program, we are developing, refining and extending select fabrication routes for producing materials with controlled nanoarchitecture and bioactivity, potentially moving us closer to the goal […]

Hear…With Your Tongue?

Mechanical engineering Associate Professor John Williams is on the verge of a major medical breakthrough that over the last few months has captured a frenzy of media attention from all over the country. Professor Williams and his team are working on a revolutionary device to assist the hearing impaired, allowing sound to be processed through […]