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.  

Student-Centered Learning Grant

Date: 2/1/19
Principal Researchers: Shelley Zion
Others Involved: Carlos Hipolito-Delgado Ben Kirshner Funding: $32,568 funded by Jobs for the Future

The Critical Civic Inquiry: Student-Centered Learning grant, funded by Jobs for the Future, will investigate how students can be supported to take ownership of their learning and how learning can occur anytime, anywhere. Shelley Zion (MA ’01, PhD ’07) of Rowan University is the PI for the grant. Carlos Hipolito-Delgado of CU Denver and Ben Kirshner of CU Boulder are co-PIs. This research will useCritical Civic Inquiry (CCI), a student-centered learning approach. Students who participate in the study will identify a compelling problem or challenge related to equity, study that problem through original research, and then advance their ideas by sharing their work with school leaders, policymakers or other public audiences to propose equitable structures and solutions.

BIRD Past Research Projects

Student-Centered Learning Grant

Date: 2/1/19
Principal Researchers: Shelley Zion
Others Involved: Carlos Hipolito-Delgado Ben Kirshner Funding: $32,568 funded by Jobs for the Future

The Critical Civic Inquiry: Student-Centered Learning grant, funded by Jobs for the Future, will investigate how students can be supported to take ownership of their learning and how learning can occur anytime, anywhere. Shelley Zion (MA ’01, PhD ’07) of Rowan University is the PI for the grant. Carlos Hipolito-Delgado of CU Denver and Ben Kirshner of CU Boulder are co-PIs. This research will useCritical Civic Inquiry (CCI), a student-centered learning approach. Students who participate in the study will identify a compelling problem or challenge related to equity, study that problem through original research, and then advance their ideas by sharing their work with school leaders, policymakers or other public audiences to propose equitable structures and solutions.