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The University of Colorado Board of Regents approved tenure appointments for two College of Engineering and Applied Science faculty:
In addition, the Regents approved the appointment of Martin Dunn as the new college dean (effective January 1, 2018), who will also join the mechanical engineering department.
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Denver (June 16, 2017) – The University of Colorado Denver announced today the appointment of Martin Dunn, Ph.D. as dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
Dunn, who was hired following a national search, will succeed Marc Ingber who is stepping down after serving as dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) for seven years and taking a faculty position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Dunn will assume the dean position in January 2018.
“Dr. Dunn will bring a new viewpoint to CEAS that directs academic scholarship toward creating and translating knowledge that broadly impacts both academia and industry,” said David Engelke, acting provost and dean of the Graduate School.
Dunn joins CEAS from Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) where he is currently the associate provost for research. In this role he designs, builds and manages the research and innovation enterprise for the university. He also directs the SUTD Digital Manufacturing and Design Research Centre.
Previously, Dunn has worked for the Boeing Company, Sandia National Laboratories and the National Science Foundation. He also has held a faculty position at the University of Colorado Boulder since 1993 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
“The significance of universities – and in particular engineering colleges – has never been greater,” said Dunn. “At CU Denver I will champion experiential technical learning with a strong emphasis on entrepreneurial and global perspectives, holistically integrated with the development of human and social skills like creativity, teamwork, and critical thinking. The CU Denver engineering experience will be continually contemporary and allow our students to differentiate themselves and stand out in the market.”
With his extensive background in academia, government and industry, Dunn will bring a rich perspective to CEAS. He will champion contemporary experiential learning with emphasis on entrepreneurial and global perspectives. He aims to support scholarship and partnerships that create and translate knowledge to have an impact both locally and internationally.
Stephen Gedney, professor and chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering, will lead the college from July 1 until January 2018 when Dunn will begin his tenure as dean.
Last weekend, a team of mechanical engineering students traveled to Huntsville, Alabama with their senior design project to compete in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge. It’s the first time CU Denver participated in the event.
Team Epiphany—Carl Bergstrath, Kristen Bonifield, Skyler Bunce, Binh Dao, Lesley DiMarco, Derique Duran, Jason Fuqua, Jared Harper, Josh Leyendecker—designed and built a three-wheeled, two-person vehicle designed to navigate the harsh terrain found in space.
At the event, the team navigated their rover through an obstacle course. Epiphany competed against 99 teams (high school and college), and won the college-level Rookie Award and the Best Design Award.
On Friday, October 7, more than 40 students, staff and faculty convened on the CU Denver athletic field to play kickball. The weather was beautiful, and everyone had a great time. The first game between the Hemoglobin Trotters (bioengineering) and the Bit Kickers (computer science) ended with a Hemoglobin Trotters victory. Game two was ASCE/civil engineering versus the Grass Kickers (electrical, mechanical and college staff), and resulted in a ASCE/civil engineering victory.
Check out the pictures below. We can’t wait for next year’s games!
On May 13, more than 250 faculty, students, staff, alumni and guests attended the fifth annual College of Engineering and Applied Science Year-End Celebration. Guests enjoyed a catered BBQ lunch, photobooth, badminton, and an awards ceremony.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2017 event, scheduled for May 12, 2017.
Photo credit: Kate Seppala Photography
On Friday, May 13, 24 teams participated in the Spring 2016 Senior Design Competition and Open House. Nearly 100 students from civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and the College of Architecture and Planning showcased their capstone projects in the North Classroom Atrium. Projects ranged from the design of a new museum for the Denver Police Department to a solar powered boat. Teams presented to a panel of eight industry judges, competing for cash prizes.
The overall winner of the event was Hand Gesture Recognition in Real-time via 3-D Printed Capacitive Wristband from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Departmental winners included:
The event also hosted a group of 60 eighth grade students from Clyde Miller K-8 in Aurora. The students spent an hour meeting with the teams, asking questions about each project, and working on a scavenger hunt.
The Senior Design event is made possible each semester by donors Donald and Karen White.
Chris Yakacki and Dana Carpenter, assistant professors of mechanical engineering, co-published a paper titled “Finite Element Analysis of a Pseudoelastic Compression-Generating Intramedullary Ankle Arthrodesis Nail” in the Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials.
Chris Yakacki, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been selected as one of this year’s Graduate School Dean’s Mentoring Award recipients. This award was created by the Graduate School to recognize and honor excellence in mentoring by the graduate faculty.
The awards are based on student-submitted nomination letters. Yakacki will receive his award at the campuswide faculty awards in September.
Maryam Darbeheshti, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Engineering Student Services Center, has been named the CU Denver Faculty Feminist of the Year by the Women’s Resource Center. She will be honored at a reception tomorrow, March 31. Congratulations!