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Tag: Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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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Six Rochester students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Six Rochester students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 27, 2018

Four undergraduates and two graduate students have been selected to receive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, providing support for US students pursuing graduate degrees in STEM fields.

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Why does ice make that sound?

Why does ice make that sound?

April 27, 2018

What began as a “silly pastime” of tossing ice chunks down a borehole in Taylor Glacier, Antarctica, has led to a video with more than 8 million views and a collaboration between an acoustics expert and a climate scientist.

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Henry Kautz to direct intelligent systems division for NSF

Henry Kautz to direct intelligent systems division for NSF

April 24, 2018

In his three-year term at the National Science Foundation, Kautz will direct the agency’s support for research in artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, and data science.

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