Wesley Schumacher

Undergraduate Student of the Month - Wesley Schumacher

Sept. 18, 2020

Wesley Schumacher was born in Pakistan and grew up in Afghanistan. When he thinks of engineering, he thinks of people’s lives and believes it’s essential to recognize that our advancement in technology is not simply for our own benefit but largely for the people around us and society’s improvement.

Paul Ditomas

The ME SPUR Experience: DiTomas explores minimum energy requirements for robotic missions

Sept. 18, 2020

As an ME SPUR participant, Paul DiTomas worked with Research Professor John Pellegrino to perform analysis for scenarios of the minimum energy requirement for robotic missions that will be used in a review article about portable power devices for next-gen robots.

Sydney Evans

The ME SPUR Experience: Evans tests a miniature tank-tread robot

Sept. 16, 2020

As an ME SPUR participant, Sydney Evans worked with Assistant Professor Kaushik Jayaram to develop a novel robot capable of sticking to and navigating virtually any surface, leveraging electrostatic attraction.

Jonathon Gruener

The ME SPUR Experience: Gruener researches magnetic field design

Sept. 14, 2020

As an ME SPUR participant, Jonathon Gruener worked with Associate Professor Svenja Knappe to create a testing environment for highly-sensitive miniature magnetic field sensors with non-invasive brain imaging, space and industrial applications.

Andrew Beiter

The ME SPUR Experience: Beiter researches image-based modeling for cardiovascular systems

Sept. 11, 2020

As an ME SPUR participant, Andrew Beiter worked with Assistant Professor Debanjan Mukherjee to develop an in-house library of models for arterial hemodynamics in human patients, using CT and MRI scans and microscopy image data. His summer research project was titled, Image-Based Modeling for Cardiovascular Systems.

Julia Beattie

The ME SPUR Experience: Beattie researches image-based elastography in the deforming cell nucleus

Sept. 9, 2020

As an ME SPUR participant, Julia Beattie worked with Professor Corey Neu to measure intranuclear mechanics. The goal was to provide a non-invasive framework to investigate the mechanobiological function of subcellular and subnuclear domains limited only by the spatiotemporal resolution of the image acquisition method.

Justin Hall

The ME SPUR Experience: Hall develops a GUI application to drive a chemistry automation robot

Sept. 7, 2020

As an ME SPUR participant, Justin Hall worked with Assistant Professor Carson Bruns to develop a desktop application that will allow scientists to control a robot that automates weighing and dispensing chemicals, running chemical reactions and purification.

Anika Levy and Chris Doyle

The ME SPUR Experience: Doyle and Levy research environmental impacts of consumer product manufacturing

Sept. 4, 2020

As ME SPUR participants, Christopher Doyle and Anika Levy worked with Scholar in Residence Dan Riffell to compile and organize a standard resource that would allow consumers and designers make informed choices about which products to use or purchase based on energy costs of those products.

summer internship with the U.S. army corps of engineers

An inside look: Interning with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Sept. 3, 2020

Before his internship with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, mechanical engineering student Kyle McDonnell didn't know cost engineering was an engineering career path. He said his internship gave him a taste of what working at the Corps would be like and a taste of the construction field as well.

Adam Bradshaw

The ME SPUR Experience: Bradshaw researches energy transition in homes and indoor air quality

Sept. 2, 2020

As an ME SPUR participant, Adam Bradshaw worked with Professor Shelly Miller to set up a citizen science research effort to connect with households who have electrified and would be interested in connecting this effort to their overall health, wellbeing and indoor air quality.