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.  

Silverton Downtown Plan

Date: 6/21/14 - 9/20/14
Silverton Downtown Plan
Principal Researchers:

 

Location: Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado

This project’s goal was to renew the streetscape of historic Blair Street by means of improving connections from Greene Street, adding attractions and improving wayfinding signage. This design embraces the “shady” and “rustic” history that has been an important part of the development of Blair Street. This can be accomplished by proposals to improve connections from Green St. to Blair St., improving streetscapes with character and imagery indicative of the location, and improving wayfinding signage.

Project Team: 
Richard Sales, CCCD staff, Julia Valiulina, Tiffany Cellura, CCCD students
Local Participants: Town of Silverton

BIRD Past Research Projects

Silverton Downtown Plan

Date: 6/21/14 - 9/20/14
Silverton Downtown Plan
Principal Researchers:

 

Location: Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado

This project’s goal was to renew the streetscape of historic Blair Street by means of improving connections from Greene Street, adding attractions and improving wayfinding signage. This design embraces the “shady” and “rustic” history that has been an important part of the development of Blair Street. This can be accomplished by proposals to improve connections from Green St. to Blair St., improving streetscapes with character and imagery indicative of the location, and improving wayfinding signage.

Project Team: 
Richard Sales, CCCD staff, Julia Valiulina, Tiffany Cellura, CCCD students
Local Participants: Town of Silverton