Our work is highly interdisciplinary and brings together individuals who have backgrounds across science, engineering, design, and art. Do you want to push boundaries, work collaboratively, and engage in creative problem-solving? We are currently looking for individuals to join our lab who are interested in or have experience with digital fabrication tools, techniques, machines and materials. Check out our opportunities below:

Prospective Ph.D. Students

📢 We're currently looking for two Ph.D. students to join our lab starting in Fall 2023.

Students interested in obtaining a Ph.D. under our lab may apply to the ATLAS Creative Technology and Design PhD Program and/or the Computer Science PhD Program based on their interests. In either case, you should list Prof. Michael Rivera as a potential advisor in your application.

We are primarily looking for individuals who want to work on areas related to digital fabrication. If you're unsure about whether you're a good fit, fill out this form. We'll reach out if your background and interests align well with the work we do in the lab. We receive a lot of inquiries—so even if you don't hear back, you should still apply to the Ph.D. program(s). You miss 100% of the shots you don't take!

Master's Students at CU Boulder

We're always looking for highly motivated students who are interested in the lab's research to work with us. Master's students may work with through in two ways. They may do an independent study for course credit under the supervision of Prof. Rivera during which they either work on an existing project or create their own that aligns with the vision of the lab. Alternatively, when funding permits, we also offer paid research positions.

To apply for please fill out this application. We'll get in touch if your background and interests seem like a good fit.

Undergraduate Students at CU Boulder

We're committed to mentoring and engaging undergraduate students in research. Research is an opportunity for you to gain valuable skills and work on the boundaries of knowledge. CU's offers a variety of internal paid research programs to support you working on a research project throughout the academic year or in the summer:

Students can also perform an independent study for course credit under the supervision of Prof. Rivera during which they either work on an existing project or create their own. If you're interested in an independent study or other opportunities that are not listed above, please fill out this application to get in touch.

Postdoctoral Researchers

The lab currently does not have direct funding for post-doctoral researchers. However, if you believe our lab might be a good fit for you, we're open to pursing funded fellowship opportunities with you such as:

If you're interested in pursing one of these or a similar opportunity, please fill out this form to get in touch.

Other Positions

We're open to hosting visiting students and scholars as well as high school interns depending on research interests, project needs, and funding circumstances. If you've made it this far, why not get in touch 🙂?