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.  

Re-Imagining Coors Fields

Date: 3/7/19 - 3/7/19
Coors Field Reimagines by MLA Student James Oberhansley
Student Researchers: James Oberhansley, MLA Faculty Advisor: Louise Bordelon

Students were charged with re-inventing some of Denver's iconic landscapes through abstracted photo collage  as part of LA 6604, a Landscape Architecture class. In this project, the public realm outside of Coors Field was re-imagined as a human-scale, active place for people to enjoy beyond game-day by MLA student James Oberhansley.

The inspiration drew from the finding of dinosaur bones during the construction of Coors Field and the student researcher's own childhood discovering the geology of Colorado with his father, a geologist.

BIRD Past Research Projects

Re-Imagining Coors Fields

Date: 3/7/19 - 3/7/19
Coors Field Reimagines by MLA Student James Oberhansley
Student Researchers: James Oberhansley, MLA Faculty Advisor: Louise Bordelon

Students were charged with re-inventing some of Denver's iconic landscapes through abstracted photo collage  as part of LA 6604, a Landscape Architecture class. In this project, the public realm outside of Coors Field was re-imagined as a human-scale, active place for people to enjoy beyond game-day by MLA student James Oberhansley.

The inspiration drew from the finding of dinosaur bones during the construction of Coors Field and the student researcher's own childhood discovering the geology of Colorado with his father, a geologist.