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Engineering skills meet ‘real world’ challenges

Engineering skills meet ‘real world’ challenges

May 3, 2017

From drones that see color to devices that help veterinarians extract the objects our pets swallow, this year’s Design Day showcases 87 seniors projects from students in five engineering departments and computer science.

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Albert Simon, leading thermonuclear theoretician, remembered as generous mentor

Albert Simon, leading thermonuclear theoretician, remembered as generous mentor

February 20, 2017

His seminal contributions to the field helped attract graduate students to the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. He died February 5, 2017, at age 92.

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‘Our goal was simple. We wanted to help as many refugees as we could.’

‘Our goal was simple. We wanted to help as many refugees as we could.’

February 7, 2017

Engineering students Omar Soufan ’17 (above) and Ibrahim Mohammad ’17 share a “hidden passion” that has led them to create 3-D printed prosthetics for Syrian refugees.

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Going with the grain

Going with the grain

February 7, 2017

Erik Rosenkranz ’18 is a mechanical engineering major who hopes to pursue a career as a civil engineer. He is captivated by bridges, looking at them and analyzing them. But his “hidden passion” is for woodworking, especially the longboards that he builds and rides.

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Aluie awarded hours on supercomputer at Argonne

Aluie awarded hours on supercomputer at Argonne

January 23, 2017

Most academic grants come with money, but Hussein Aluie has received a research boost that money can’t buy. The assistant professor of mechanical engineering has been awarded access to the supercomputer Mira, which will allow his team to do in four days what it would take a desktop computer more than 2,000 years to complete.

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Engineering project poses iconic puzzle for students

Engineering project poses iconic puzzle for students

December 20, 2016

Associate professor Chris Muir devised a unusual way to teach his mechanical engineering class how to use the many tools available at the Fabrication Laboratory in Rettner Hall, with a surprising final result.

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‘No more magic’ in predicting how objects move through sand, other terrain

‘No more magic’ in predicting how objects move through sand, other terrain

September 29, 2016

Rochester engineers have developed a simple theoretical model to calculate the force needed to move a rover across the ocean floor or through the granular terrain of other planets, for example, without having to run experiments to test those materials.

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Fusion for energy: significant progress, major challenges

Fusion for energy: significant progress, major challenges

July 7, 2016

In a review of the state of the research in this field, Rochester physicist Riccardo Betti concludes the goal of realizing abundant, clean energy from inertial confinement fusion remains elusive, despite recent significant progress.

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India Baja team gets ride of their lives in Rettner Hall ‘fab lab’

India Baja team gets ride of their lives in Rettner Hall ‘fab lab’

June 9, 2016

Rochester’s Baja team is serving as host ambassadors to Team Helios Racing. The students flew 19 hours, stopping at JFK International Airport in New York City, and arrived Monday.

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NSF CAREER winners blend research and education

NSF CAREER winners blend research and education

June 7, 2016

Four Rochester researchers are among the latest recipients of the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty members.

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