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.  

Frederick Art Master Plan

Date: 11/8/17 - 11/1/17
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Location: Frederick, CO

The Frederick Arts Commission was established in 2000 by the Board of Trustees to advise on the Art in Public Places Program. They advise on what art projects to pursue, where to place such art, and with which artists to commission these projects.

The art master plan proposes guidelines and principles to strengthen Frederick’s identity by reinforcing connectivity between neighborhoods, parks and community spaces. Thoughtful art placement in key trail and infrastructure systems, town gateways and neighborhood entryways, establishes the town’s cohesiveness and uniqueness as a creative community. In addition, the art master plan provides a framework for decision-making as the art commission and residents of Frederick address not only art placement, but also support for local artists.

Realizing the full potential of city-scale art integration can help ensure that Frederick maintains a strong cultural presence on a regional scale. Ultimately, the Frederick Art Master Plan will guide the placement of art in a way that both maintains Frederick’s existing values and sense of community, while continuing to strengthen its overall identity for years to come.

Field Supervisor: Jennifer Kovarik CCCD Team Members: Stacey Ester (MLA), Ramya Krishna (MUD), Claire Dalby (MURP) DOLA Regional Manager: Don Sandoval Local Collaborator: The Frederick Art Commission

BIRD Past Research Projects

Frederick Art Master Plan

Date: 11/8/17 - 11/1/17
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Location: Frederick, CO

The Frederick Arts Commission was established in 2000 by the Board of Trustees to advise on the Art in Public Places Program. They advise on what art projects to pursue, where to place such art, and with which artists to commission these projects.

The art master plan proposes guidelines and principles to strengthen Frederick’s identity by reinforcing connectivity between neighborhoods, parks and community spaces. Thoughtful art placement in key trail and infrastructure systems, town gateways and neighborhood entryways, establishes the town’s cohesiveness and uniqueness as a creative community. In addition, the art master plan provides a framework for decision-making as the art commission and residents of Frederick address not only art placement, but also support for local artists.

Realizing the full potential of city-scale art integration can help ensure that Frederick maintains a strong cultural presence on a regional scale. Ultimately, the Frederick Art Master Plan will guide the placement of art in a way that both maintains Frederick’s existing values and sense of community, while continuing to strengthen its overall identity for years to come.

Field Supervisor: Jennifer Kovarik CCCD Team Members: Stacey Ester (MLA), Ramya Krishna (MUD), Claire Dalby (MURP) DOLA Regional Manager: Don Sandoval Local Collaborator: The Frederick Art Commission