The Design Center (DC) Colorado is a new concept in engineering education, fostering innovative, technical collaborations with business, industry, and government agencies. DC Colorado brings real industry projects to undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, where integrated teams of 4 to 6 undergraduate students (3 to 4 students in Graduate Program), a faculty advisor, and an industry mentor develop workable solutions. Student teams work on assigned projects for two consecutive semesters and deliver tested, functional hardware and documentation to the industry sponsor at the completion of the project.
"Just exceptional work by the whole team...CU should be proud of the quality of new engineers they are providing."
"Micro Motion feels that the senior design projects that we have done over the past several years have been quite successful. The first two projects involved the design of flow test stands that are now part of Micro Motion’s standard testing facilities. The students provided significant engineering effort in the design of these stands, allowing Micro Motion to implement the test facilities with less impact on our people’s time. The next two years of projects involved some proprietary research into a new technology. Micro Motion was able to guide the students into researching the feasibility of this new technology."