Articles Posted in the " STE@M Projects " Category

  • Baseball Game Simulator

    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. […]

  • Redesigning baitcasting reels

    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 […]

  • STE@M Publication: Drag Kings

    A. E. Hosoi. “Drag Kings: Characterizing large-scale flows in cycling aerodynamics.” J. Fluid Mechanics 748, pp 1-4 (2014). doi:10.1017/jfm.2014.146 [Invited Focus on Fluids]. Full Article. Accompanying JFM blog entry.

  • US Olympic Free Skiing Team Suits

    Ski Suit Team: Zach LaBry (MIT), Kim Blair (MIT & CP), and Josh Anthony (CP) Industry Partner: The North Face via Cooper Perkins Ski jumpers and alpine skiers have long embraced the idea that “tight is aero” when it comes to clothing for competition. Although the details — structure, material, and texture — all still […]

  • Kiteboarding 2.0

    Kiteboard Team: Eddie Obrupta, Sam Parker, Adam Paxson, Tom Peleg, Pawel Zimoch Advisors: Peko Hosoi and Alex Slocum [Outgrowth of Maui STE@M Workshop] The goal of our current investigation is to develop a physical model of kite surfing to inform the development of new kite surfing equipment designs. We are particularly interested in improving the […]

  • Turtle Ridge Monoski

    Monoski Team: Valerie Anderson, Deniz Sevinc, and Cory Robinson Advisor: Karl Iagnemma Industry Partner: Turtle Ridge Foundation Working with the Turtle Ridge Foundation, STE@M researchers are developing a new generation of monoski for adaptive skiers. This monoski is intended to be low cost and high performance, and will be used by the Turtle Ridge Foundation […]