Month: April 2018

WFSB Channel 3 Feature on Senior Design Demonstration Day

STORRS, CT (WFSB) – UConn engineering students displayed projects that they’ve been working on all year on Friday.

There’s about 230 projects, 800 seniors, in groups of 3 to 4, and they’ve been working on these projects all year long.

“Our project is to control an electric motor for that car over there. It’s very efficient for its size and weight and provides a lot of power output 80 kilowatts 107 horsepower,” said Daryl Biron, a UConn senior.

Wednesday was the UConn Senior Design Demonstration Day.

“This is a package delivery drone, it can pick up and identify boxes,” said David Kay, a UConn senior.

“These are the big ones, so they work throughout their entire four-year career here to get up to this point and they’re making incredible projects out there,” said Eli Freund, UConn School of Engineering Communications Manager.

Students have been working with over 100 private companies, municipalities, and organizations to help put together projects that will make a difference.

Read more @ Engineering News

Vibrational Therapy to Change the 
Outlook for Cerebral Palsy Patients

By: Eli Freund, Editorial Communications Manager, UConn School of Engineering

This article is part of a multi-part series on engineering students, and their journey through senior design. Click here to read part 1 of this article series.

Entering the final stretch of their Senior Design journey, the biomedical engineering team of Brianna Perry, Morgan DaSilva, Brittany Morgan, and Katie Bradley are realizing the crushing realities of real-world results versus perfect-world expectations.

In a perfect world, the team of four would be running trials with their cerebral palsy rehabilitation device on multiple CP patients, and all their equipment would be running perfectly. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case, according to Perry:

“After a long process, the Institutional Review Board finally approved our human trials, allowing us to get some participants,” Perry said. “Unfortunately, due to time constraints, and our inability to compensate participants, we were only able to enroll one CP patient in our trials.”

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Building The “Heart and Soul” of an Electric Car (Part 2)

By: Eli Freund, Editorial Communications Manager, UConn School of Engineering 

This article is part of a multi-part series on engineering students, and their journey through senior design. Click here to read part 1 of this article series.

With good intentions in mind, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Senior Design team of Daryl Biron, Ernesto Ortega-Hernandez, and Alain Tshipamba set out to build not only the powertrain of an electric car, but also realize their dream of seeing it race in the summer.

The portion of the car that Biron, Ortega-Hernandez, and Tshipamba are working on is the “heart and soul” of the vehicle—the powertrain. The sponsor of the project, the UConn Electric Motorsports Club, was originally formed in the spring of 2017, with the intention of getting like-minded students together to build a car that could compete in Formula North, a collegiate competition taking place during in the summer of 2018. The advisor of the team is Professor Ali Bazzi.

Read more @ Engineering News