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.  

Nederland Signage, Placemaking and Parks

Date: 12/21/16 - 3/20/17
Nederland Signage and Design
Principal Researchers:

 

Design work was requested to consider a number of design layouts for downtown features including an intersection reconfiguration, an amphitheater layout, downtown parking ideas and signage recommendations. Designs were incorporated into the town Comprehensive Plan.


Project Team: 
Sara Morse, Aynslee Joyce, Matt Roth, Mike Tupa (Project Coordinator)
Local Participants: Town Administration Staff and Mayor
DOLA Regional Manager: Don Sandoval

BIRD Past Research Projects

Nederland Signage, Placemaking and Parks

Date: 12/21/16 - 3/20/17
Nederland Signage and Design
Principal Researchers:

 

Design work was requested to consider a number of design layouts for downtown features including an intersection reconfiguration, an amphitheater layout, downtown parking ideas and signage recommendations. Designs were incorporated into the town Comprehensive Plan.


Project Team: 
Sara Morse, Aynslee Joyce, Matt Roth, Mike Tupa (Project Coordinator)
Local Participants: Town Administration Staff and Mayor
DOLA Regional Manager: Don Sandoval