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.  

Museum of Denver initial feasibility study

Date: 1/21/20 - 5/15/20
Jason Hanson, Museum of Denver Initial Feasibility Study

Museum of Denver Initial Feasibility Study
Student Researcher:
 Jason Hanson

Link to Capstone Poster    
Link to Executive Summary 

Nearly every community in Colorado has its own museum. Except Denver. Is it time for that to change? With case studies as benchmarks and a survey of potential visitors, this initial feasibility study provides a basis for assessing the viability of a new Museum of Denver and imagining what it could be. The initial findings suggest that broad community support exists for a Museum of Denver, offer guidance on interpretive themes Denverites would like to explore through the museum, and concluded that the Museum of Denver could be a successful addition to the city's already-rich cultural fabric.

BIRD Past Research Projects

Museum of Denver initial feasibility study

Date: 1/21/20 - 5/15/20
Jason Hanson, Museum of Denver Initial Feasibility Study

Museum of Denver Initial Feasibility Study
Student Researcher:
 Jason Hanson

Link to Capstone Poster    
Link to Executive Summary 

Nearly every community in Colorado has its own museum. Except Denver. Is it time for that to change? With case studies as benchmarks and a survey of potential visitors, this initial feasibility study provides a basis for assessing the viability of a new Museum of Denver and imagining what it could be. The initial findings suggest that broad community support exists for a Museum of Denver, offer guidance on interpretive themes Denverites would like to explore through the museum, and concluded that the Museum of Denver could be a successful addition to the city's already-rich cultural fabric.