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.  

Historic Investigation of MCA Denver

Date: 2/21/19 - 2/21/19
MLA student Rio Dulaney used mixed media to illustrate the history of Denver's MCA
Student Researchers: Rio Dulaney, MLA Faculty Advisor: Louise Bordelon

MLA students in LA 6604 with Professor Louise Bordelon were tasked with investigating the cultural history of Denver's landmarks and presenting it graphically, using mixed media in addition to text. Rio Dulaney used pastel, foil, collage, graphite, and pen to augment her investigation and portray the emotive elements associated with her experience of the MCA.

BIRD Past Research Projects

Historic Investigation of MCA Denver

Date: 2/21/19 - 2/21/19
MLA student Rio Dulaney used mixed media to illustrate the history of Denver's MCA
Student Researchers: Rio Dulaney, MLA Faculty Advisor: Louise Bordelon

MLA students in LA 6604 with Professor Louise Bordelon were tasked with investigating the cultural history of Denver's landmarks and presenting it graphically, using mixed media in addition to text. Rio Dulaney used pastel, foil, collage, graphite, and pen to augment her investigation and portray the emotive elements associated with her experience of the MCA.