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Mechanical Engineering Professor Elected Mayor of Fort Collins

Mechanical engineering associate professor Wade Troxell has green and gold running through his veins. He was not only born in Fort Collins, Colorado, but grew up next to the Colorado State University campus, attended Poudre School District, attended CSU for his bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees, was a CSU student-athlete, has been a mechanical engineering […]

Senior Research Associate, Daniel Zimmerle, Leads Initiative to Electrify Rwanda

About 2.5 years ago, senior research associate for the Engines and Energy Conversions Lab at CSU’s Energy Institute, Daniel Zimmerle, began investigating Rwanda’s electrification issues in collaboration with an agricultural sciences graduate student, Peter Means, who has worked extensively in Africa. Zimmerle’s passion for microgrid initiatives led him to what is now, a large-scale electrification […]

Fort Collins Showcased at Smithsonian for Energy Innovation

Founder of the Engines and Energy Conversion Lab and professor of engineering, Dr. Bryan Willson, was recently honored, with 5 others, by the Smithsonian Institution for leadership in the field of clean energy in Fort Collins, Colorado, putting Fort Collins on the map as one of America’s newest places of innovation. The group’s tremendous work […]

ARPA-E Announces Dr. Todd Bandhauer as Recipient of $2.1M ARID Grant

Nearly 139 billion gallons of freshwater is withdrawn from the environment every day for cooling purposes, making it the single largest use of fresh water in the nation. A significant fraction of this water is dissipated to the atmosphere, where it is no longer available for use. As resources become constrained, it is critical that […]

Jaime Urban, Class of 2015

Jamie Urban, is a brand-new 2015 graduate. A mechanical engineering bachelor’s degree propelled Urban to fulfill her dreams of making the world a better place through engineering. Earlier this summer, she began interning in New Delhi, India, with Engineering Ministries International, an organization that provides engineering services for those with ministries in developing countries. Urban […]

Lt. Col. Andy Burroughs, Class of 2000

Lt. Col. Andy Burroughs, a 2000 mechanical engineering graduate, and a member of the United States Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 090, was recently promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Burroughs was rated as a pilot on the RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft and is currently working a joint staff assignment at MacDill Air […]

Rick Buck, Class of 1987

Rick Buck, a program manager in Boeing’s Defense, Space and Security Business, started working for the company after graduating from Colorado State University’s mechanical engineering program in 1987. When asked how he got his job at Boeing, Buck responded, “After several months of sending resumes, I decided to get on an airplane to Seattle, and […]

Graham W. Howard, Class of 1932

Graham W. Howard, a 1932 mechanical engineering graduate from Gill, CO. (about 10 miles from Greeley, Colo.), attended CSU when it was Colorado A&M. Today, the legacy he left at the University and in the field of engineering continues to make a vital impact. At Colorado A&M, he was a member of the Engineering Society, […]