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.  

Denver nonprofit displacement assessment

Date: 1/21/20 - 5/15/20
Alicia Leitgeb, Denver Nonprofit Displacement Assessment

Denver Nonprofit Displacement Assessment
Student Researcher: 
Alicia Leitgeb

Link to Capstone Poster    
Link to Executive Summary 

Nonprofit organizations are an essential part of a community’s fabric. They provide key services and often act as a bridge between citizens and public sector agencies. However, much like households, nonprofits can experience displacement as real estate costs rise. In order to gain a better understanding of the current landscape of nonprofit real estate needs and potential displacement pressure in Denver, a survey is conducted biennially. This iteration of the Nonprofit Displacement Survey is open to the entire Denver metropolitan region, as the impacts of gentrification can spill across municipal borders and result in regional displacement pressure. This report serves as Phase I of the assessment and focuses on how to best spatially display the data collected to answer the questions: Where were nonprofits located? Where are they located now? Why have they moved? Where are they going next?

BIRD Past Research Projects

Denver nonprofit displacement assessment

Date: 1/21/20 - 5/15/20
Alicia Leitgeb, Denver Nonprofit Displacement Assessment

Denver Nonprofit Displacement Assessment
Student Researcher: 
Alicia Leitgeb

Link to Capstone Poster    
Link to Executive Summary 

Nonprofit organizations are an essential part of a community’s fabric. They provide key services and often act as a bridge between citizens and public sector agencies. However, much like households, nonprofits can experience displacement as real estate costs rise. In order to gain a better understanding of the current landscape of nonprofit real estate needs and potential displacement pressure in Denver, a survey is conducted biennially. This iteration of the Nonprofit Displacement Survey is open to the entire Denver metropolitan region, as the impacts of gentrification can spill across municipal borders and result in regional displacement pressure. This report serves as Phase I of the assessment and focuses on how to best spatially display the data collected to answer the questions: Where were nonprofits located? Where are they located now? Why have they moved? Where are they going next?