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.  

Shady Lane mobile home park development

Date: 1/21/20 - 5/15/20
Philip Strom, Shady Lane Mobile Home Park Development

A Bright Future: Shady Lane Mobile Home Park Development
Student Researcher:
 Philip Strom
 
Link to Capstone Poster     
Link to Executive Summary 

This project explores the future of an existing mobile home park by providing development options for the owner in collaboration with Town of Lyons. Affordable housing is disappearing across Boulder County and the Town of Lyons is particularly challenged due to lack of developable area and loss of housing after a 2013 flood disaster. This project explores opportunities to increase housing capacity at an existing mobile home park while limiting displacement of the current community as well as expanding on economic development opportunities for the Town.

BIRD Past Research Projects

Shady Lane mobile home park development

Date: 1/21/20 - 5/15/20
Philip Strom, Shady Lane Mobile Home Park Development

A Bright Future: Shady Lane Mobile Home Park Development
Student Researcher:
 Philip Strom
 
Link to Capstone Poster     
Link to Executive Summary 

This project explores the future of an existing mobile home park by providing development options for the owner in collaboration with Town of Lyons. Affordable housing is disappearing across Boulder County and the Town of Lyons is particularly challenged due to lack of developable area and loss of housing after a 2013 flood disaster. This project explores opportunities to increase housing capacity at an existing mobile home park while limiting displacement of the current community as well as expanding on economic development opportunities for the Town.