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.  

Teton county short term rental study

Date: 1/21/20 - 5/15/20
Shelby Jablon, Teton County Short Term Housing Study

Teton County, Idaho and Teton County, Wyoming Short Term Rental Study 
Student Researcher:
 Shelby Jablon
 
Link to Capstone Poster  
Link to Executive Summary 

This study provides an assessment on short-term rental properties within a project area encompassing Teton County Idaho; and Teton County, Wyoming. The report includes research and analysis of case studies and academic literature on short term rentals, an overview of the current conditions in the study area, and provides a summary of existing regulations in the study area. The report culminates in a series of policy and regulatory recommendations for Teton County, Wyoming and Teton County, Idaho. The provided recommendations are intended to protect housing opportunities within the two counties while ensuring tourist accommodations are readily available for visitors to the area. 

BIRD Past Research Projects

Teton county short term rental study

Date: 1/21/20 - 5/15/20
Shelby Jablon, Teton County Short Term Housing Study

Teton County, Idaho and Teton County, Wyoming Short Term Rental Study 
Student Researcher:
 Shelby Jablon
 
Link to Capstone Poster  
Link to Executive Summary 

This study provides an assessment on short-term rental properties within a project area encompassing Teton County Idaho; and Teton County, Wyoming. The report includes research and analysis of case studies and academic literature on short term rentals, an overview of the current conditions in the study area, and provides a summary of existing regulations in the study area. The report culminates in a series of policy and regulatory recommendations for Teton County, Wyoming and Teton County, Idaho. The provided recommendations are intended to protect housing opportunities within the two counties while ensuring tourist accommodations are readily available for visitors to the area.