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.  

Gilpin county community center concept plan

Date: 1/21/20 - 5/15/20
Rach Nyhart and Mark Duffy, Gilpin County Community Center Concept Plan

Gilpin County Community Center Concept Plan
Student Researchers:
 Mark Duffy and Rachel Nyhart
 
Link to Capstone Poster    
Link to Executive Summary 

The Gilpin County Community Center Campus Concept Plan provides a range of flexible options that client Gilpin County Parks and Recreation can pursue for the community center campus’ master plan. The Concept Plan Menu items were informed by the goals and findings derived from community engagement practices, background research, and the needs of the county. A Public Engagement Toolkit accompanies the Concept Plan Menu to provide Gilpin County Parks and Recreation with best practices for implementing a future round of engagement. 

BIRD Past Research Projects

Gilpin county community center concept plan

Date: 1/21/20 - 5/15/20
Rach Nyhart and Mark Duffy, Gilpin County Community Center Concept Plan

Gilpin County Community Center Concept Plan
Student Researchers:
 Mark Duffy and Rachel Nyhart
 
Link to Capstone Poster    
Link to Executive Summary 

The Gilpin County Community Center Campus Concept Plan provides a range of flexible options that client Gilpin County Parks and Recreation can pursue for the community center campus’ master plan. The Concept Plan Menu items were informed by the goals and findings derived from community engagement practices, background research, and the needs of the county. A Public Engagement Toolkit accompanies the Concept Plan Menu to provide Gilpin County Parks and Recreation with best practices for implementing a future round of engagement.