Engineering students to showcase innovative solutions to real-world problems

May 1, 2014
students posing with their Design Day projectBiomedical engineering seniors Casey Dahlbeck, David Abplanalp, Courtney Astemborski, Chad Pickering, and Max Winkelman, the team behind Project Hemo-Box, a redesigned blood transport container for the Medical Center's blood bank.

Medical devices, a small wind turbine, a motion-sensing robot, and even a re-designed lava lamp. They’re all part of the many innovations featured in this year’s Hajim School Design Day at the University of Rochester.

Seniors at the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have spent much of the school year partnering with local companies and institutions to solve real-world engineering problems in the fields of medical devices, alternative energy, optics, and more.

Their innovations will be on display Friday, May 2 from 10:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. in the Goergen Center Athletic Field House.

This year’s projects include:

  • Patient Tracker: locates hospital patients who have Alzheimer’s or dementia
  • Early Malaria Detection: a portable, continuous monitoring device for the early detection of malaria in small children
  • Organic Farm Soil Heating System: extends the growing season in the Greenhouses at the Wegmans Organic Farms
  • Hemo-Box: a device for effectively storing and transporting red blood cell units

More on Project Hemo-Box. 

Event Details for Media

WHAT: Hajim School Design Day 2014

VISUALS: More than a hundred engineering students demonstrating their innovations

WHERE: Goergen Athletic Center Field House at the University of Rochester (Note the new location)

WHEN: Friday, May 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

PARKING: Media should stop at the information booth near the Elmwood Avenue entrance to receive a parking pass and directions on where to park.

NOTE TO MEDIA: A short video provides a glimpse of the projects that typically make up Design Day.

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