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Tag: Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Outstanding dissertations honored with PhD student awards

Outstanding dissertations honored with PhD student awards

May 22, 2018

Each year Arts, Sciences & Engineering and the School of Medicine and Dentistry recognize outstanding research and dissertations by PhD students.

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The ethics of autonomous vehicles

The ethics of autonomous vehicles

May 16, 2018

As a computer science major minoring in philosophy, Josh Pachter was ideally suited for developing concepts for programming self-driving cars that behave ethically. His idea: create ethical machines through a process similar to how we raise children.

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Choosing between violin, engineering, or both

Choosing between violin, engineering, or both

May 14, 2018

For the Michigan native graduating with dual degrees from the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Eastman School of Music, Ivan Suminski found himself in an enviable dilemma.

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Hands-on AR/VR lab slated for Carlson Library

Hands-on AR/VR lab slated for Carlson Library

May 9, 2018

A new hands-on learning and research lab envisioned for the Carlson Science and Engineering Library will give students and faculty a place to explore augmented and virtual reality—regardless of their level of expertise.

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Engineering a better guitar

Engineering a better guitar

May 7, 2018

As a classical guitarist, Juan Estrella ’18 chafes at the constraints traditional instruments place on artistic expression. As an engineer, he is attempting to create a “new electronic musical interface” that would set a new standard for instrument design.

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Student engineers help kids with disabilities walk, play with peers

Student engineers help kids with disabilities walk, play with peers

May 4, 2018

For young children with developmental disabilities, learning to walk can be a long-term process. An inexpensive, “hybrid” walker designed by a team of biomedical engineering seniors can help.

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‘Groundbreaking and transformative’ work at Undergraduate Research Expo

‘Groundbreaking and transformative’ work at Undergraduate Research Expo

May 3, 2018

“It’s students crossing boundaries between disciplines, asking questions, and coming up with innovative and exciting answers to the challenges that face us in the contemporary world.”

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New method eliminates guesswork when lenses go freeform

New method eliminates guesswork when lenses go freeform

May 2, 2018

Lenses and mirrors with freeform rather than symmetric can lead to optical devices that are more effective than ever before. A new design method would eliminate the expensive trail-and-error needed to work with freeform optics.

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Chem-E-Car team moves up in the pack

Chem-E-Car team moves up in the pack

April 30, 2018

A team of chemical engineering students from Rochester, in their second year building and competing with a vehicle powered only by chemical reactions, held their own against 20 other teams at this year’s American Institute of Chemical Engineers regional conference.

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