Praise for our undergraduates at the Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Symposium

Congratulations to our undergraduates on their stellar poster session presentations at the Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Symposium! Karley Benoff and Jessy Ha can be seen here sharing their team’s latest design of their elbow-driven orthosis. This project, spearheaded by fellow mechanical engineering undergraduate, Bradley Watcher (not pictured), was inspired to augment the motor function of a young woman who suffers from neurological impairment.

Michael McConnell, one of the lab’s graduating seniors, can be seen here sharing his work with an interested student. Michael’s project investigated the effect of color and temperature on the material properties of PLA, the base material widely used in 3-D printing projects. Michael’s research suggests each color of PLA achieves its maximal tensile strength after being heated to a distinct “critical” temperature.


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