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.  

Impacts on natural resources around SH-285

Date: 1/21/20 - 5/15/20
Mallory Redmon, Impacts on Natural Resources around SH-285

Understanding Human Impacts on Natural Resources from Recreational and Land Development Activities in the 285 Corridor
Student Researcher:
 Mallory Redmon
 
Link to Capstone Poster     
Link to Executive Summary 

In this project, the author examined human impacts on natural resources in the SH-285 corridor. Four watersheds in the South Platte Sub-basin defined the study zone, and the author studied human impacts over five subject areas (water, vegetation, wildlife, development and recreation). She then created a series of maps and was able to determine the natural resource areas of concern. This geospatial method of recreation ecology assesses natural resources and is used by land managers and planners across the country.

BIRD Past Research Projects

Impacts on natural resources around SH-285

Date: 1/21/20 - 5/15/20
Mallory Redmon, Impacts on Natural Resources around SH-285

Understanding Human Impacts on Natural Resources from Recreational and Land Development Activities in the 285 Corridor
Student Researcher:
 Mallory Redmon
 
Link to Capstone Poster     
Link to Executive Summary 

In this project, the author examined human impacts on natural resources in the SH-285 corridor. Four watersheds in the South Platte Sub-basin defined the study zone, and the author studied human impacts over five subject areas (water, vegetation, wildlife, development and recreation). She then created a series of maps and was able to determine the natural resource areas of concern. This geospatial method of recreation ecology assesses natural resources and is used by land managers and planners across the country.