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.  

Opportunity Idaho Springs: Enhancing community engagement

Date: 1/21/20 - 5/15/20
Natalie Floyd, Opportunity Idaho Springs

Opportunity Idaho Springs: Enhancing Opportunities for Community Engagement
Student Researcher:
 Natalie Floyd
 
Link to Capstone Poster    
Link to Executive Summary

Opportunity Idaho Springs is a project focused on understanding how community engagement works in communities, particularly smaller communities. Community engagement is essential for communities to be able to adapt to change in a responsible manner. Through this project, community engagement is explored at general, small-scale, and contextual levels. This tiered analysis of community engagement provides the opportunity to provide recommendations to my client and the City of Idaho Springs regarding their ongoing community engagement efforts. 

BIRD Past Research Projects

Opportunity Idaho Springs: Enhancing community engagement

Date: 1/21/20 - 5/15/20
Natalie Floyd, Opportunity Idaho Springs

Opportunity Idaho Springs: Enhancing Opportunities for Community Engagement
Student Researcher:
 Natalie Floyd
 
Link to Capstone Poster    
Link to Executive Summary

Opportunity Idaho Springs is a project focused on understanding how community engagement works in communities, particularly smaller communities. Community engagement is essential for communities to be able to adapt to change in a responsible manner. Through this project, community engagement is explored at general, small-scale, and contextual levels. This tiered analysis of community engagement provides the opportunity to provide recommendations to my client and the City of Idaho Springs regarding their ongoing community engagement efforts.