EVENT: Engineering Students Display Real-World Solutions for the Community
Imagine charging your cell phone just by walking. Or a specially-designed bicycle that allows amputees and people recovering from strokes to steer and change gears.
Those innovations are among the many to be featured at the University of Rochester on May 3 during Hajim School Design Day.
Student teams at the University\'s Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have been partnering with local companies and institutions over the past year to solve real-world engineering problems. This Thursday the students will demonstrate their results from 12-2 p.m. in the Munnerlyn Atrium of Robert B. Goergen Hall. Their projects include:
Mono-Mano: a one-handed cycling control device that integrates the ability to steer, brake, and shift gears onto a removable apparatus
Pro-Bal: a balance training device to help in the rehabilitation of people recovering from strokes
FloMaR: a surgical IV that administers fluids without a pump
NOTE TO MEDIA: This short video provides a sampling of Design Day projects.
WHAT: Hajim School Design Day 2012
VISUALS: More than a hundred engineering students demonstrating their innovations
WHERE: Robert B. Goergen Hall at the University of Rochester
WHEN: Thursday, May 3 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
About the University of Rochester
The University of Rochester (www.rochester.edu) is one of the nation's leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering is complemented by the Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and the Memorial Art Gallery.