News in the Engineering Design Division

Fall 2018 EDD First-Year Engineering Arduino Expo

The EDD first-year engineering class of the Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science presented this fall's Arduino projects during an exposition on October 24, 2018. Projects were judged by EDD teaching assistants and undergraduate assistants. Here are the list of winners:

Fortune Teller
First Place -- Section 63 (Claudia Martin)
Second Place -- Section 58 (Diana Murtaugh)

Laser Tag
First Place -- Section 52 (Sharon Fellows)
Second Place -- Section 50 (Erika Olenik)

First Place -- Section 58 (Diana Murtaugh)
Second Place -- Section 61 (Diana Murtaugh)

Reaction Time Tester
First Place -- Section 51 (Sharon Fellows)
Second Place -- Section 59 (Diana Murtaugh)

Rock, Paper, Scissors
First Place -- Section 50 (Erika Olenik)
Second Place -- Section 62 (Erika Olenik)

Simon Says
First Place -- Section 55 (Claudia Martin)
Second Place -- Section 50 (Erika Olenik)

First Place -- Section 54 (Sharon Fellows)
Second Place -- Section 55 (Claudia Martin)

Spring 2018 EDD First-Year Engineering Conceptual Design Project

The EDD first-year engineering class of the Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science completed this spring's Conceptual Design Projects.  Student teams presented projects that were judged by EDD faculty and teaching assistants who served as "CEOs" of the projects.  Here are the list of winners:

Toaster for a Blind Person -- Cooking in the Dark
Section 52 with Diana Murtaugh
Nicholas Almy, Lucy Benack, Daniel Ogden, Steven John, Alex Perez, Richard Vetter, Eric Zucker

Coffee Maker for Persons with Hand Tremors
Section 55 with Claudia Martin
Brian Dunn, Darby Houghton, James Kaminski, Anna McClosky, Jacob Perrotta

Blood Pressure Monitor for Persons with the Use of One Arm or Hand
Section 57 with Sharon Fellows
Christina Capobianco, Ahmed Umar Fazil, Melanie Lyons, Elissa Ocke, Casey Woodward

Energy Efficient Bread Toaster
Section 58 with Claudia Martin
Kiya Floyd, Tyler Murray, Elijah Philbert, Thomas Ruether, Michael Schuyler

Energy Efficient Coffee Maker
Section 58 with Claudia Martin
Malachi Blenman, Sean Erickson, Jackson Gee, Matthew Lindley, Simon Ludl, Joshua Torres

Low Noise Blender
Section 55 with Claudia Martin
Nan Appiah-Agyemang, Evan Groder, David Huang, Michael Huber, Matthew Heitner

Harvesting Kitchen Waste Energy
Section 58 with Claudia Martin
Chris Armstrong, James Greco, Mya Landers, Jason Levy, Kaseen Scott, Daniel Stark

Congratulations to all winners!

First-Year Engineering Fall 2017 Arduino Exposition Pictures!

Expo 1

Expo 2

Expo 3

Expo 4

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.

Tour 1

Tour 2

Tour 3

Tour 4