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2016 EDD First-Year Engineering Arduino Exposition

The EDD first-year engineering class of the Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science held this fall's Arduino exposition on Monday, October 24, 2016 in the UU-Mandela Room and Old Union Hall.  Student teams presented projects that were judged by university staff and students.  Here are the list of winners:

     Fortune Teller
1st Place -- Section 54 with Erika Olenik
           Honorable mention -- Section 62 with Wendy Neuberger

     Laser Tag
           1st Place -- Section 60 with Erika Olenik
           Honorable mention -- Tie Sec. 61 w/ Claudia Martin & Sec. 52 w/ Sharon Fellows

           1st Place -- Section 60 with Erika Olenik
           Honorable mention -- Section 61 with Claudia Martin

     Rock Paper Scissors
           1st Place (tie) -- Section 60 with Erika Olenik
           Honorable mention -- Tie Sections 51 and 55 with George Weinschenk and
                                                          Sections 57 and 61 with Claudia Martin

     Reaction Time Tester
           1st Place -- Section 60 with Erika Olenik
           Honorable mention -- Section 61 with Claudia Martin

     Simon Says
           1st Place -- Section 51 with George Weinschenk
           Honorable mention -- Section 59 with Claudia Martin

           1st Place -- Section 56 with Erika Olenik
           Honorable mention -- Section 50 with Sharon Fellows

Congratulations to all winners!

Watson Engineering Community Students Go to CLASSE

On Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Binghamton University Engineering Community first-year students visited the Wilson and Newman laboratories at Cornell University.  The Wilson laboratory is home to the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS).  CHESS is a high energy x-ray source that provides users state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation facilities for research in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Environmental and Materials Sciences.  The Newman laboratory is home to the Superconducting Radio Frequency (SRF) group and the Laboratory for Elementary Particle Physics (LEPP).  The SRF group is designing, fabricating, and testing the next generation SRF cavities that will be used in Cornell's Energy Recovery Linear Accelerator (ERL), Project-X at Fermilab, the Next Generation Light Source, and elsewhere.  LEPP studies nature's fundamental particles and the laws that govern them.  Both groups merged and are now known as the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based ScienceS and Education (CLASSE).  CLASSE develops and operates facilities and provides opportunities for the study of accelerators, particle beams and physics, photon science, and the early universe.  It serves K-12 and university students, the public, and scientists from Cornell and elsewhere.

The fifty visiting engineering community students, faculty, and staff got an eye-opening look at some state-of-the-art equipment and facilities in high energy x-ray research and an appreciation for the engineering that goes into making it all work.  The visitors were divided into four groups and given tours of both facilities by Cornell graduate students, faculty, and staff.  The tours touched on all the engineering disciplines offered here in the Watson school: Electrical, Computer, and Mechanical Engineering in the design of sophisticated particle beam generation and acceleration equipment and the beam storage ring, cooled to a few degrees above absolute zero; System Science and Industrial Engineering in the project planning and execution of the development of new research equipment; and Bioengineering, as shown with the equipment used to determine the structure of complex proteins with the particle beam.

CLASSE is funded by the National Science Foundation.  The Watson Engineering Community wishes to thank CLASSE and its enthusiastic graduate students, faculty, and staff for hosting a delightful and inspiring tour of the Newman and Wilson laboratories.



Last Updated: 10/25/16