On Friday, November 30th was the Fall 2018 edition of our Building Bridges event.
This event was our best attended (show up:sign up ratio) event in years! 132 students attended, from 42 schools and 10 states (including a student from California, the furthest state in 4 years). Students selected from 12 different activities, shown below. Thank you professors, Northeastern student volunteers, and Rich Harris for making this event possible!
- Phil Larese-Casanova: Drinking Water Treatment
Learn how river water is converted to drinking water and conduct your own tabletop treatment plant
- Hao Sun*: Making Buildings Smart
Learn about the concept of structural monitoring and assessment including technologies such as advanced sensing, data analytics, artificial intelligence and computational modeling
- Hande Musdal Ondemir: Optimizing Production: Can you Build it Better? Faster?
Explore two primary modes of production, assembly line or single production method, to learn the important of industrial engineering
- Sarah Ostadabbas*: Seeing Under the Cover
Introduction to physics-inspired, vision-based approach to addressing the in-bed pose estimation problem
- Joshua Gallaway*: Storing Electricity with Batteries
We need better batteries for automobiles, buildings, and the power grid itself. Learn all about engineering batteries
- Samuel Chung*: Regeneration with Lasers and Genetics
Learn how laser surgery of single cells in worms can be used to study brain cell regeneration
- Sidi Bencherif: Using Polymeric Hydrogels to Improve Life Quality
Learn about polymers by making your own hydrogels and understand how they can be used as a drug/cell delivery device
- Dagmar Sternad: Experimental Lab on Movement Analysis
Showcase and hands-on experience of methods to collect quantitative data, such as motion capture, force plates, EEG and EMG
- Rifat Sipahi: Mobile Robots and their Coordinated Motion
Learn about low-cost mobile robots from manufacturing to software development, and undergraduate research opportunities
- Gunther Zupanc & Rifat Sipahi: Regenerating the Central Nervous System
Learn about the fundamental processes underlying the repair mechanisms facilitated by stem cells, and how the biological information can be connected to a mathematical framework to explain and predict the biological repair phenomena.
- Ugurcan Ozdemir: Designing Earthquake Resistant Buildings
Explore the world of structural engineering: see how designing earthquake-proof structures is important to the safety of millions
- Ali Abur: Smart Grids
Learn about power grid operation through a presentation and hands-on demos
* = first time Building Bridges faculty