Casey-Ellen Collette

Role: Volunteer Coordinator, 2017-18

Major: Chemical Engineering

Year: Class of 2019 (Junior)

Hometown

Lunenburg, Massachusetts

Extracurricular Activities

  • RPI Student Athlete Advisory Committee
  • RPI Varsity Field Hockey

Presentations

Cellular and Tissue Engineering Other Presenters: Erin Goodwin, Jennifer Vincent, Tyler Graf, Sarah Mogan

This presentation will discuss the current solutions that are being developed to solve medical problems. It will focus on how engineers are working to eliminate the need for organ transplants by finding ways to create organs outside of the body. In the hands on activity, students will work in teams to create their own organs out of synthetic materials. As a class, the students will have to try to put all of their organs together to create a body. This presentation will expose students to the biomedical engineering field and advances, and it will also highlight the various types of engineering that are involved in this field. Key Words: biology, cells, tissue, organs and basic anatomy, 3D printing, etc.

Digital Sound Other Presenters: Jane Edgington, Timothy Spafford, Brook Rulewich, Nickolas Ziter, Mallory Gordon, David Glowny, Denver Overend, Liam Fahey, Amy Reynolds

People rely on the engineering behind the science of sound everyday, whether its through listening to an Ipod, setting up speakers for a public event, or even through hearing aids. And yet, in this digital age, it is not clear to many people how exactly sound is stored in a digital device, what sound actually is, and how sound can be produced electronically. Therefore, this presentation displays and explains the intriguing engineering behind sound and its application in electronic devices.

Jet Engines Other Presenters: Timothy Spafford, Vladimir Ramos-Vasquez, Michael Miller, Jaime Lord, Frederick Hole

This presentation provides an overview of how jet engines operate, describing each main component within the system. It also explores the vigorous testing processes that these engines must undergo, as well as the various uses for jet engines.

Drag Force Other Presenters: Jaime Lord, Dana Stevens, Frederick Hole, Samantha Wong

This presentation introduces a topic which effects almost every engineering discipline, Drag Force. In this presentation the importance of Drag Force is introduced, the consequences of Drag Force are explained, and students are introduced to the work many different types of engineers. After the presentations, students go through a hands on activity which involves using a wind tunnel to analyze the drag force on a car.

Thermoelectric Devices Other Presenters: Jane Edgington, Leili Tootsov

Learn about how to convert heat into electricity! This presentation covers the basics of efficiency, energy usage, energy conversion, and power, and walks students through the materials science behind thermoelectric devices. Students also experiment with their own thermoelectric devices and produce electricity to power propellers.

Global Positioning Systems Other Presenters: Lucas Dvorozniak, Denver Overend

In this presentation we talk about what GPS is, how it triangulates positions of GPS receivers on Earth and how GPS accounts for errors in its own system.