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.  

Stormwater management for the Sheridan-Quincy trail

Date: 1/21/20 - 5/15/20
Nicole Bush, Urban Public Stormwater Management

Urban Public Stormwater Management for the Sheridan-Quincy Trail
Student Researcher:
 Nicole Bush
 
Link to Capstone Poster | Coming Soon     
Link to Executive Summary | Coming Soon

The Urban Public Stormwater Managementfor the Sheridan-Quincy TrailCapstone explores the widespread urban environmental challenge of stormwater management and provides site-specific innovative and sustainable solutions to reduce localized flooding, improve ecological health of a flood zone, and educate the next generation of environmental stewards. This is accomplished through using nature as the construction material. Through green infrastructure, bioengineering, educational, and planning methods, this project addresses a pressing and costly environmental challenge while bolstering a public asset. 

BIRD Past Research Projects

Stormwater management for the Sheridan-Quincy trail

Date: 1/21/20 - 5/15/20
Nicole Bush, Urban Public Stormwater Management

Urban Public Stormwater Management for the Sheridan-Quincy Trail
Student Researcher:
 Nicole Bush
 
Link to Capstone Poster | Coming Soon     
Link to Executive Summary | Coming Soon

The Urban Public Stormwater Managementfor the Sheridan-Quincy TrailCapstone explores the widespread urban environmental challenge of stormwater management and provides site-specific innovative and sustainable solutions to reduce localized flooding, improve ecological health of a flood zone, and educate the next generation of environmental stewards. This is accomplished through using nature as the construction material. Through green infrastructure, bioengineering, educational, and planning methods, this project addresses a pressing and costly environmental challenge while bolstering a public asset.