Zifeng Yang, a Wright State assistant engineering professor, is currently working alongside graduate student Laura Carpenter to design and test more efficient turbine propellers. They are working towards stronger blades that can rotate faster and produce more power.
Podiums Taking a Stand
Many senior design projects targeted the redesign of podiums used my multiple faculty members - a current issue in classrooms this year. When engineering professor and CSE chair Dr. Mateen Rizki learned of the issue, he recommended that current engineering students may be of help.
Orthopedic Research and Innovation Symposium
Professors and scholars from neighboring colleges gathered in the Apollo room of the Student Union this past Monday, April 6 for the Orthopedic Research and Innovation Symposium. They provided insight and shared their medical findings through discussions of current research and case studies.
High schools from around the area will be competing in the Nutter Center as they test their very own trebuchet designs and techniques for a chance to win the 2015 Trebuchet Competition title. The event will take place April 14th from 7:30am. - 1:00pm. Volunteers and spectators are welcome.
NERD Team to Work in NEC Building
Wright State neuroengineer and assistant professor Sherif M. Elbasiouny, Ph.D along with his Neuro Engineering Rehabilitation Degeneration (NERD) team will be working in the new NEC building after receiving a grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects (DARPA). They will be working diligently to make upper limb prostheses feel and function like natural limbs from activity in residual nerves.
Wright State Robotics Team
The Robotics Team will be representing Wright State at the NASA Robotic Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 18th-22nd. Teams are challenged to build and design robots capable of maneuvering around a simulated Martian environment while digging, collecting, and dumping soil and gravel. (From left: Ben Cook, Marc Potts, Kathy Charpie, Andrew Young, Mathew Lents, and Harsha Bulathsinghalage)
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is hosting the Make-IT-Wright Hack-a-thon. This 24-hour event will take place in the Atrium of Russ Engineering from April 11th-12th. It’s free to register and meals will be provided! To learn more click here.
High School Visit
Last week, several students in the Air Force JROTC from Blue Springs High School in in Kansas City, Missouri visited Wright State to learn about opportunities in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Swing into Spring
Springtime is upon us as we enter the final month for this semester. Keep up the hard work and enjoy the weather when you can!
Wright State is among a select group of universities around the globe designated as centers to teach a state-of-the-art computer programming model that has become essential in everything from cancer research to ocean modeling.
Wright State was named a CUDA Teaching Center thanks to Meilin Liu, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Liu wrote a proposal and submitted it to NVIDIA, the California-based technology company that developed CUDA.