The $30 million gift from Bruce Grewcock ’76 and his wife, Debra Grewcock, will support full scholarships and unique experiential opportunities for students, with the goal of developing tomorrow’s industry, government and business leaders.
The Autonomous Surface Vehicle, a twin-propeller, battery-powered catamaran capable of being programmed or manually controlled via radio, would ferry a sensor payload between user-defined waypoints in a water reservoir.
Winning the semester-long design challenge – and the $1,000 grand prize – was a solution to optimize mosquito collection in order to improve identification accuracy and reduce the threat of mosquito-borne diseases.
Electrical engineering freshman Grant Kahl hopes the automated Ambu bag-ventilation system can be used in health care settings around the world where traditional-style ventilators are unavailable, too costly or too cumbersome.
Two Mines freshmen are among the makers firing up 3D printers across the state as part of Make4Covid, a coalition of Colorado manufacturers and makers working to provide health care professionals with the equipment they need.