Human Health & Interface
Humane Interface Design Enterprise (HIDE), provides students an opportunity to design, develop and evaluate interfaces to make daily work more efficient and easier to manage. Initially, the group is working on building a driver simulator and evaluating Chrysler's U-connect radio and display—a touch screen display found in current luxury model cars.
Principal Advisors: Robert Warrington and Michele Miller, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Course Number: ENT2950 / 2960 / 3950 / 3960 / 3980 / 4900 / 4910 / 4950 / 4960 / 4961 / 5950 / 5960 -Section 16
The Innovative Global Solutions (IGS) Enterprise offers a unique opportunity for students to design and build systems and products for developing countries in need of them. Through working with other organizations on campus including the Pavlis Institute, the Peace Corps program, and International Senior Design, they will implement or introduce these solutions in the targeted developing countries. Beyond the implementation of these products and solutions the IGS Enterprise designs, the students will work with the School of Business and Economics to look for commercialization opportunities within the developing countries it assists. Currently, the IGS students are working on developing a second version of a low cost ventilator in cooperation with the engineering and medical staff at KNUST University in Kumasi and the Pavlis Institute.
Mining INnovation and Engineering (MINE)
Faculty Advisor: Paul Van Susante
Course Numbers: ENT 1960 / 2950 / 2960 / 3950 / 3960 / 3980 / 4900 / 4910 / 4950 / 4960 / 4961 - Section 32
Disciplines Needed: All our welcome
MINE students will be designing, testing, and implementing mining innovation technology for industry partners. They will work on interdisciplinary teams to solve current and future challenges in the mining industry. Some of these aspects include the improvement of safety and working conditions and increasing productivity and efficiency as well as equipment design and optimization. Through hands-on projects students involved in MINE will develop leadership skills, communication skills, and business operation experience related to the mining industry.