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.  

Post-flood Recovery and Beautification Projects - Lyons, CO

Date: 6/1/16 - 3/15/16
McConnell Final Render
Principal Researchers:

 

Location: Lyons, CO

The town of Lyons was hard hit by the 2013 floods. They have been actively engaged in post-flood recovery since this time. The town sought conceptual plans for four different projects: the Lyons Depot, a triangle gateway median, the wastewater treatment facility site, and McConnell Drive streetscape. The project sites, while not all in flood effected areas, were additional sites where the city hoped to build community character through resilience and beautification.

Field Supervisor: 
Jennifer Kovarik
Project Team: 
Kendrick Wyman, Areti Athanasopoulos, Kate Farrington, Dillon McBride
Local Participants: Victoria Simonsen, Town Administrator
DOLA Regional Manager: Don Sandoval

BIRD Past Research Projects

Post-flood Recovery and Beautification Projects - Lyons, CO

Date: 6/1/16 - 3/15/16
McConnell Final Render
Principal Researchers:

 

Location: Lyons, CO

The town of Lyons was hard hit by the 2013 floods. They have been actively engaged in post-flood recovery since this time. The town sought conceptual plans for four different projects: the Lyons Depot, a triangle gateway median, the wastewater treatment facility site, and McConnell Drive streetscape. The project sites, while not all in flood effected areas, were additional sites where the city hoped to build community character through resilience and beautification.

Field Supervisor: 
Jennifer Kovarik
Project Team: 
Kendrick Wyman, Areti Athanasopoulos, Kate Farrington, Dillon McBride
Local Participants: Victoria Simonsen, Town Administrator
DOLA Regional Manager: Don Sandoval