Students Present Final Designs

The spring semester was another busy one for design enthusiasts at the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science. A series of presentations were the final task in each course where students detailed the many projects completed in the CEID's Klingenstein Design Lab. A small sample of the activities are below:

ART910 - Screen Space
Screen Space is an interdisciplinary course that sits at the intersection of art and engineering. Through experimentation with light, technology and space, students explored how the dynamic architecture of the screen and projector can be understood as a site of creative work.
ENAS118 - Engineering, Innovation, and Design 
Engineering, Innovation, and Design is a project-based class where students were introduced through lectures and hands-on labs to five different areas of engineering and then applied their knowledge to solve real-world projects for clients at Yale. This year's clients included the Peabody Museum, the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments. the Yale Farm, and Yale researchers studying the Mara River in Kenya.
 MENG390 - Mechatronics - Clash of the robots: Fast and musical 
Students competed in a robotics contest consisting of two rounds. The first round was a classical speed trial where robots raced each other around a challenging racing track. The second round tested the robots' ability to cooperate and play a pair of cymbals. Pairs of robots competed against each other to best mimic the sound produced by a pair of humans playing finger cymbals.
Electrical Engineering Project Presentations 
Electrical Engineering seniors presented posters describing their senior projects. There were also demonstrations of projects from EE courses involving digital communications and mobile obstacle-avoidance robots. The featured device was a light emitting diode cube that displayed numerous designs.
 MENG491 - Appropriate Technology for the Developing World 
Appropriate Technology for the Developing World challenged a multidisciplinary group of students with a new global issue each year. This year, students tackled some of the challenges faced by governments, NGO's, and healthcare workers in the current Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. During their final presentations, the student teams will presented and demonstrated their innovative solutions.
ENVE410 - Environmental Technology in the Developing World 
The class of six undergraduate SEAS students presented the outcomes of their field study after travelling to Nicaragua with Professor Jaehong Kim over Spring Break. The students analyzed water and air qualities in local houses in two towns, Chinandega and Jinotega, and examined water treatment technologies. 
 ENAS/ENVE360 - Green Engineering and Sustainable Design 
Green Engineering and Sustainable Design is a product design course that, within the context of environmental mindfulness, addresses how to solve sustainability challenges without causing harm to the environment or human health. This year's projects represented diverse approaches to four design challenges: sustainable household water and energy use, upcycled household waste, reductions in food waste, and greener e-commerce packaging and shipping. 

MENG185 - Mechanical Engineering Design
Students in the Mechanical Engineering Design course demonstrated their remote-controlled robots moving objects across a chasm. To add realism to the contest they were presented with unknown objects and obstacles.