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.

Autumn Zemlicka

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

Aug. 31, 2020

As an ME SPUR participant, Autumn Zemlicka 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.

Ahmed Ferjani

A new challenge: Stories of resilience in the COVID-19 era

Aug. 19, 2020

Ahmed Ferjani was gearing up for an in-person internship at L3Harris Technologies in Rochester, New York. But the pandemic had other plans.

jose martinez loachamin and kathryn kubacki

Mechanical Engineering Summer Design Intensive

The ME Summer Design Intensive is a five-week program piloted in summer 2020 that allows students to complete a design project with workshops and mentorship from department alumni. Check out project descriptions with links to student design portfolios.

summer design intensive mask and microphone

Summer pivots lead to new programming during coronavirus

Aug. 3, 2020

The challenges of COVID-19 have inspired innovation among staff, faculty and students, leading to the development of two summer programs for 38 participating students: the ME Summer Design Intensive and ME SPUR.

adrian gutierrez zambrano

Self-guided design project turns into an opportunity to save lives

June 16, 2020

Rising Engineering Plus senior Adrian Gutierrez successfully developed an automated bag valve mask, a device he hopes will help those with coronavirus in Mexico, his home for 18 years.

Morgan Kauss climbs a 14er

Meet class of 2020 Outstanding Student Award winners

May 12, 2020

Meet Class of 2020 Outstanding Student Award winners Mohammed Alwakeel, Jonathan Bosnich, Morgan Kauss, Luke Pagni, Gabe Rodriguez, Paul Salame, and Sam Simons-Wellin. They received honors for their service, international engagement, research, and academic achievement.

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