BIRD Current Research Projects

Overview

The building blocks of prosthetics come in many materials, shapes, and sizes. To create lightweight yet sturdy prosthetics, we explore 3D printing in plastic, carbon fiber, steel, and titanium. In addition, we investigate different methods of actuation such as miniature 3D printed gearboxes for fingers and twisted coil polymers. While some of these parts may look like something out of Star Wars, these are more than just computer-generated images. These prosthetics are real and they work for real people.  

Dawe Gallery

Date: 8/21/17
Dawe Gallery exterior collage
Student Researchers: Lucas Homner Faculty Advisor: Heather Morrow 

Dawe Gallery is a small art gallery located on the east side of Cranmer Park. It was designed to house the artwork of Gabriel Dawe, an artist who focuses on light and color. The Dawe Gallery was designed in order to create two unique lighting conditions in each gallery space. One space features a window that runs the length of the southwest wall and the top of the southeast wall to allow direct sunlight to interact with the work in the space. The other space was designed with channel glass and incorporates a large overhanging roof for a gallery space with more ambient lighting conditions. These two different spaces allow for two different experiences when viewing Dawe’s artwork. 

Dawe Gallery







BIRD Past Research Projects

Dawe Gallery

Date: 8/21/17
Dawe Gallery exterior collage
Student Researchers: Lucas Homner Faculty Advisor: Heather Morrow 

Dawe Gallery is a small art gallery located on the east side of Cranmer Park. It was designed to house the artwork of Gabriel Dawe, an artist who focuses on light and color. The Dawe Gallery was designed in order to create two unique lighting conditions in each gallery space. One space features a window that runs the length of the southwest wall and the top of the southeast wall to allow direct sunlight to interact with the work in the space. The other space was designed with channel glass and incorporates a large overhanging roof for a gallery space with more ambient lighting conditions. These two different spaces allow for two different experiences when viewing Dawe’s artwork. 

Dawe Gallery