Thank you to our hosts Singtex, Sheico, Okuma and Sinotech for an incredible experience! Taiwan project updates will be posted on the STE@M Projects page.
Student Investigator: David Hesslink Advisor: Will Cousins Industry Partner: Houston Astros I’ve always been fascinated with the game of baseball as a player, fan, and scientist. Last semester, I received the opportunity to study the game I love through the 2.086 Challenge Project. Using Monte Carlo simulation, I constructed a baseball game simulator in MATLAB. […]
Baitcasting reel team: David Hume, Monica Isava, Emily Koepsell, Andrew Kriebel, Adam Marshall, Jonathan Slocum Advisor: Amos Winter Industry Partner: Okuma In the graduate-level course 2.76 Global Engineering, the Okuma team was approached with the problem that baitcasting fishing reels are a challenging product to sell to new users in emerging markets. Their complex and […]
A mollusk of a different stripe: Optical features embedded in marine shells may help develop responsive, transparent displays. Full story here.
We’re going to Taiwan! Hosted by Singtex, Okuma, and Sheico, activities will include surfing, deep sea fishing and visits to state-of-the-art carbon fiber and textile manufacturing facilities. For more information, including how to apply, click here.
Squishy robots: phase-changing material could allow even low-cost robots to switch between hard and soft states. Full story here.
Like water off a duck’s back. STE@M faculty Gareth McKinley and collaborators reveals how shape and chemistry let feathers shed water after emerging from great depths. Full story here. m4s0n501
Patagonia’s Director of Advanced Research & Development, and STE@M Friend and Workshop Coordinator Tetsuya O’hara out testing the latest innovation in wetsuits.
Professor Nick Fang and his students develop new nanostructured materials based on repeating microscopic units that has record-breaking stiffness at low density. Full story here.