Tyler Graf

Role: Event Coordinator- School Visits

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Year: Class of 2017 (Senior)

Hometown

North Sutton NH

Internships/Co-Ops

  • RPI research assistant

Presentations

Evolution of Prosthetics - Biomedical Engineering Other Presenters: Dana Stevens, Jennifer Vincent

This presentation covers the evolution of prosthetics and the engineering design process that governs the innovation. Topics covered will include biomechanics, action potentials and the connection of the nervous system, as well as future bionic and thought-controlled prostheses.

Cellular and Tissue Engineering Other Presenters: Jennifer Vincent

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.

Design of An Athlete Other Presenters: David Glowny

The physics and engineering behind the sports that we love and hear about every day. We speak about why the bodies and skill sets that certain athletes have benefit them in their respective sports, but may not be optimal in other sports. We will also speak about the engineering that goes into designing protective equipment as well as creating and using biometric technology. Hands on activities include force plates to measure jump force, photo gates to measure speed, and EMGs to measure muscle activity as well as the opportunity for students to use the equipment to measure anything they think would work.

Humanitarian Logistics Other Presenters: Andrew Gabbeitt, Daniel Reed, Nickolas Ziter

An increasing number of disasters affecting communities worldwide has prompted the need to better prepare, respond and recover in order to reduce human suffering and loss of life and money. In response to that: the research community is uniting efforts on the investigation, documentation and analysis of recent disasters to better understand the dynamics and particularities of Post-disaster Humanitarian Logistics. The presenters talk about common misconceptions people have of what to donate to survivors and how engineering can be useful in the field of Humanitarian Logistics. Students then simulate a donation drive in a hands-on activity.

Advanced Bio-Manufacturing Other Presenters: Skyler Lafemina, Lucas Dvorozniak, Denver Overend

This presentation is on how manufacturing can be applied in micro-factories to produce biological products that can help save lives.