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.  

Five-Year Evaluation of Major National Science Foundation Grant

Date: 1/1/19
Principal Researchers: Bonnie Walters Location: Lawrence Street Center Funding: $229,680

SEHD’s Evaluation Center, led by Bonnie Walters, executive director, will receive $229,680 to evaluate a $3 million National Science Foundation grant called Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program. Primary work on this grant is based at New Mexico State University, California State University, Northridge and Doña Ana Community College. The grant will build STEM education, training and research capacity through a Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Resource Hub.

BIRD Past Research Projects

Five-Year Evaluation of Major National Science Foundation Grant

Date: 1/1/19
Principal Researchers: Bonnie Walters Location: Lawrence Street Center Funding: $229,680

SEHD’s Evaluation Center, led by Bonnie Walters, executive director, will receive $229,680 to evaluate a $3 million National Science Foundation grant called Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program. Primary work on this grant is based at New Mexico State University, California State University, Northridge and Doña Ana Community College. The grant will build STEM education, training and research capacity through a Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Resource Hub.