BIRD Current Research Projects

Overview

The building blocks of prosthetics come in many materials, shapes, and sizes. To create lightweight yet sturdy prosthetics, we explore 3D printing in plastic, carbon fiber, steel, and titanium. In addition, we investigate different methods of actuation such as miniature 3D printed gearboxes for fingers and twisted coil polymers. While some of these parts may look like something out of Star Wars, these are more than just computer-generated images. These prosthetics are real and they work for real people.  

Cumulative Effects Assessment

Date: 12/12/18
Principal Researchers:

Overall Project: Brian Muller and Lynn Johnson
Cultural Resources Component: Michael Holleran and Tammy Stone

Location: Denver, CO

The National Environmental Policy Act requires that Environmental Impact Assessments consider the cumulative effects of planned and reasonably foreseeable projects. As the result of a number of major projects planned for the Denver area over the next several decades, the Colorado Department of Transportation sought a methodology for conducting more systematic and effective assessment of their cumulative effects. This project involved collaboration with School of Engineering faculty. The Cultural Resources component involved the use of GIS-based methods for incorporating historical and archaeological resources in a broader environmental assessment.

BIRD Past Research Projects

Cumulative Effects Assessment

Date: 12/12/18
Principal Researchers:

Overall Project: Brian Muller and Lynn Johnson
Cultural Resources Component: Michael Holleran and Tammy Stone

Location: Denver, CO

The National Environmental Policy Act requires that Environmental Impact Assessments consider the cumulative effects of planned and reasonably foreseeable projects. As the result of a number of major projects planned for the Denver area over the next several decades, the Colorado Department of Transportation sought a methodology for conducting more systematic and effective assessment of their cumulative effects. This project involved collaboration with School of Engineering faculty. The Cultural Resources component involved the use of GIS-based methods for incorporating historical and archaeological resources in a broader environmental assessment.