EDD News and Events

Fellows Receives 2014-2015 Provost's Teaching Award

Sharon Fellows, Assistant Director & Lecturer in the Engineering Design Division has received the 2014-2015 Provost's Teaching Award.  The Provost's Awards are a special honor in recognition of outstanding service by Binghamton University faculty.  Fellows will receive her award at the Fall 2015 Excellence Awards Dinner.

2015 EDD Freshman Engineering Exposition

The EDD freshman engineering class of the Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science held this spring's exposition on Monday, May 4, 2015 in the UU-Mandela Room and Old Union Hall.  Student teams presented projects that were judged by university staff and industry representatives.  Here are the list of winners:

     Deep Sea Divers
1st Place -- Deep Sea Fish & Chips (Section 53 w/ Erika Patterson)
           2nd Place (tie) -- Fantastic Fish Finder (Section 58 w/ Erika Patterson)
                                     -- Trojan Seahorse (Section 59 w/ George Weinschenk)
     Mobilizing Rehab
           1st Place -- Joint Venture (Section 57 w/ Claudia Martin)
           2nd Place -- Engikneers (Section 50 w/ Sharon Fellows)

     Generating Energy
           1st Place -- Walking Wattage (Section 59 w/ George Weinschenk)
           2nd Place -- Sole Power (Section 50 w/ Sharon Fellows)

     Perfect Parking
           1st Place (tie) -- Perfect Parking (Section 54 w/ Sharon Fellows)
                                   -- The Valets (Section 50 w/ Sharon Fellows)
           2nd Place       -- UniPark (Section 53 w/ Erika Patterson)

     Teaching Tech
           1st Place -- Better Tech (Section 51 w/ Erika Patterson)
           2nd Place -- Teachnology (Section 58 w/ Erika Patterson)

     Refrigeration (*Note: 2 teams did this project)
           1st Place -- Fridge of the Future (Section 54 w/ Sharon Fellows)
           2nd Place -- Stone Cold (Section 52 w/ Sharon Fellows)

Congratulations to all winners!

Watson Engineering Community Students Go to CLASSE

On Friday, September 27, 2013 Binghamton University Engineering Community freshman 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 have recently 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: 8/29/16