Major: Materials Science & Engineering
Year: Class of 2019 (Alumni)
- Alpha Phi
- Curling Team
- I-PERSIST Calculus Mentoring
- Modern Testing Services, Chemical Analyst Intern
A peek into how Disney engineers the theme parks we all know and love! Students learn the basics of potential and kinetic energy applications involved with roller coasters design and enjoyment. Simplifies the centripetal forces involved with the twists and turns. As well as friction and how it leads to the sudden stops that characterize many of Disney’s roller coasters. Students participate in a competition to design and build the best roller coaster inspired by a new understanding of forces, energy and Imagineering.
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.
Roller coasters are engineering marvels that provide the ultimate physical experience, but some people are fearful to take a ride on one. While there are many reasons, this presentation dispels the myths of poor safety and inherent risk involved with riding roller coasters. Three main aspects are analyzed including the effects of forces on the body, particular track design considerations, and restraining systems implemented on different coaster types.
This presentation allows students to understand the engineering that goes on at a scale smaller than most think is possible. Nanotechnology is an up-and-coming topic in materials engineering. This presentation starts by describing the nanoscale and how small it really is. From there, it shows how materials at the nanoscale, or nanomaterials, have different properties than those at a larger scale. This presentation shows the wide range of nanomaterial applications, including targeted drug delivery, a method of combining nanomaterials and medicine to prevent the medicine from getting to unnecessary parts of the body.
This presentation is about concrete and what engineers are doing to lengthen it's lifespan. The presentation explains what concrete is, how corrosion happens, and then discusses the potential solutions that are currently being developed by a variety of different engineers.