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.  

Holiday Shopping Center Redevelopment Plan

Date: 1/21/20 - 5/15/20
Alex Hemmer, Holiday Shopping Center Redevelopment Plan

Holiday Shopping Center Redevelopment Plan
Student Researcher: 
Alex Hemmer

Link to Capstone Poster    
Link to Executive Summary

The goal of this report is to identify the possibilities that the site presents for community focused infill development, as well as how to implement those ideas. The Holiday Shopping Center redevelopment is an opportunity to include this community in the benefits of growth that has been largely focused on new suburban edge development. The path forward will rely on a collaboration between developer, owner, and the city. Creating not only new housing, but retail on this site, is an investment that can uplift families and the community.

BIRD Past Research Projects

Holiday Shopping Center Redevelopment Plan

Date: 1/21/20 - 5/15/20
Alex Hemmer, Holiday Shopping Center Redevelopment Plan

Holiday Shopping Center Redevelopment Plan
Student Researcher: 
Alex Hemmer

Link to Capstone Poster    
Link to Executive Summary

The goal of this report is to identify the possibilities that the site presents for community focused infill development, as well as how to implement those ideas. The Holiday Shopping Center redevelopment is an opportunity to include this community in the benefits of growth that has been largely focused on new suburban edge development. The path forward will rely on a collaboration between developer, owner, and the city. Creating not only new housing, but retail on this site, is an investment that can uplift families and the community.