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.  

RMNP Historic Themes Study

Date: 1/1/09
Principal Researchers:
  • Ann Komara
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

This study explored how artists, photographers, and writers have portrayed the area within and surrounding Rocky Mountain National Park since Albert Bierstadt and William Henry Jackson began recording images in the late nineteenth century. An inventory and analysis of the images and words, and their reception, formed the basis for interpretation and management of park resources.

BIRD Past Research Projects

RMNP Historic Themes Study

Date: 1/1/09
Principal Researchers:
  • Ann Komara
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

This study explored how artists, photographers, and writers have portrayed the area within and surrounding Rocky Mountain National Park since Albert Bierstadt and William Henry Jackson began recording images in the late nineteenth century. An inventory and analysis of the images and words, and their reception, formed the basis for interpretation and management of park resources.