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.  

Dawson Ranch Survey

Date: 1/1/09
Principal Researchers:
  • Tom Noel
  • Jacqui Ainlay-Conley
Location: Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, Colorado

Dawson Ranch is located within the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in Kiowa County, on the eastern plains of Colorado. The historic site memorializes an attack on Cheyenne and Arapaho people by Colorado militiamen in 1864. This project involved surveying and assessing National Register of Historic Places eligibility of the twentieth-century ranch complex and possible nineteenth-century cowboy line camp ruins.

BIRD Past Research Projects

Dawson Ranch Survey

Date: 1/1/09
Principal Researchers:
  • Tom Noel
  • Jacqui Ainlay-Conley
Location: Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, Colorado

Dawson Ranch is located within the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in Kiowa County, on the eastern plains of Colorado. The historic site memorializes an attack on Cheyenne and Arapaho people by Colorado militiamen in 1864. This project involved surveying and assessing National Register of Historic Places eligibility of the twentieth-century ranch complex and possible nineteenth-century cowboy line camp ruins.