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  • App Helps with Teaching Music Over Zoom
    App Helps with Teaching Music Over Zoom
    Thu, December 03, 2020
    In response to the pandemic shutting down music groups' ability to practice together, FOE alum Youngmoo Kim at Drexel University has engineered the Virtual Chorister app, which enables musicians to stream videos straight from YouTube as they sing or play in unison.
  • Sterilizing Medical Tools Using Solar Heat
    Sterilizing Medical Tools Using Solar Heat
    Mon, November 30, 2020
    NAE member and FOE alum Gang Chen at MIT is engineering a device that could provide pressurized steam to run autoclaves without the need for electricity, scarce in off-grid areas.
  • Better Testing of the GI Tract
    Better Testing of the GI Tract
    Mon, November 23, 2020
    Mark Rentschler (USFOE 2019) at the University of Colorado Boulder is engineering devices that will improve accuracy of colonoscopies, the gold standard test nearly 20 million in the US get each year for early detection of colon cancer.
  • NASA Seeks Ideas for Powering Exploration on the Moon
    NASA Seeks Ideas for Powering Exploration on the Moon
    Thu, November 19, 2020
    Naveen Vetcha (USFOE 2020) at ERC announces NASA’s Watts on the Moon Challenge, which invites innovative minds from across the US to provide ideas for sustainable energy storage, distribution, and management on the lunar surface.
  • New Heart Monitoring Device
    New Heart Monitoring Device
    Mon, November 16, 2020
    FOE alum Christopher Bettinger at Carnegie Mellon University is engineering an innovative, minimally invasive alternative for cardiac patients who have undergone open heart surgery that will measure blood flow and blood pressure in real time with unmatched accuracy.
  • Decoding the Unspoken Ways We Communicate
    Decoding the Unspoken Ways We Communicate
    Fri, November 06, 2020
    Ehsan Hoque (EU-US FOE 2019) at the University of Rochester is engineering methods to analyze an unprecedented amount of human interaction data using advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence, with the goal of channelling those insights to improve human health and well-being.
  • Protecting the Power Grid
    Protecting the Power Grid
    Thu, November 05, 2020
    Can Bayram (CAFOE 2019) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is engineering advances in hardware for handling direct current (DC) electricity to improve the efficiency, security, and safety of the US power system, while supporting new industries and grid design options.
  • Velcro-like Spoilage and Contamination Sensors
    Velcro-like Spoilage and Contamination Sensors
    Mon, November 02, 2020
    MIT's A. John Hart (USFOE 2010) is engineering solutions that could help head off salmonella and other contamination outbreaks, as well as prevent consumers from throwing out still-consumable food that may be past its printed expiration date.
  • Building Robots with Insect Characteristics
    Building Robots with Insect Characteristics
    Thu, October 29, 2020
    Kathryn Daltorio (USFOE 2019) at Case Western Reserve University is engineering advanced robots that can remain upright on complex surfaces by mimicking functionality from the insect world.
  • Flight of a Droplet
    Flight of a Droplet
    Mon, October 26, 2020
    With winter approaching and people moving indoors, Stanford's Yi Cui (CAFOE 2017) shows that the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus changes according to various temperatures and relative humidities, not obeying social distancing guidelines.
  • Rapid, Longer-Lasting COVID Disinfectant
    Rapid, Longer-Lasting COVID Disinfectant
    Mon, October 19, 2020
    Sudipta Seal (USFOE 2009) at the University of Central Florida is engineering a new, rapid-acting, long-lasting disinfectant spray that instantly kills viruses on high-contact areas such as door handles, elevators, and bannisters without using harsh chemicals.
  • Green Method to Produce Hydrogen Peroxide in House
    Green Method to Produce Hydrogen Peroxide in House
    Mon, October 12, 2020
    Zheng Chen (CAFOE 2019) at the University of California, San Diego has engineered a portable, more environmentally friendly method to produce hydrogen peroxide that could enable hospitals to make their own supply of the disinfectant on demand and at lower cost.
  • Top Society of Women Engineers Award for Jayshree Seth
    Top Society of Women Engineers Award for Jayshree Seth
    Thu, October 08, 2020
    Congratulations to Jayshree Seth (USFOE 2008) at 3M for receiving SWE's highest award for her visionary, sustainability-focused contributions to adhesives, release, and fastener technologies and for deeply influential STEM advocacy.
  • Improving COVID Antibody Testing
    Improving COVID Antibody Testing
    Mon, October 05, 2020
    FOE alum Andrew Tsourkas at the University of Pennsylvania is engineering improvements to a COVID-19 detection technology to enable faster and more sensitive antibody tests for COVID-19 patients.
  • The Intersection of AI and Graphics
    The Intersection of AI and Graphics
    Thu, October 01, 2020
    NVIDIA's David Luebke (USFOE 2016) was featured recently on AI Podcast, discussing how AI is especially useful in graphics by replacing or augmenting components of the traditional computer graphics pipeline, from content creation to mesh generation to realistic character animation.