VIP Teams

  • The AccessMap team is creating a mapping application that displays a variety of potential obstacles for people with limited mobility. The application incorporates mapping, elevation, sidewalk, construction, elevator location, and bus route data into a single interface for route planning. The application indicates the location of bus stops, elevators, and curb ramps, evaluates the slope of...
  • DAWGMA is building new strains of microorganisms to perform new and useful tasks. DAWGMA is sponsored by the Klavins Lab and uses Aquarium, a programmable, semi-automated molecular biology workflow that uses cutting edge techniques and instrumentation, instead of traditional lab work.
  • The Engineering Innovation in Medicine (EIM) team works with local clinical partners to develop needs-based and human-centered design solutions to pressing healthcare challenges. EIM students visit medical centers and hospitals and engage with practicing engineers and venture capitalists.
  • Open Source Reading Education Assessment and Diagnosis (OSRead) is an open source platform for literacy educators and researchers to implement and measure the success of various reading curricula, specifically targeting populations at risk for Dyslexia. This platform allows a researcher to implement a personalized reading curriculum as short games and activities and to assign these activities...
  • WOOF3D is advancing 3D printing through the design of new 3D printer technology and the design of parts that take advantage of the flexibility of additive manufacturing (3D printing). WOOF3D has designed and built desktop-size and large-scale 3D printers. WOOF3D is currently prototyping Big Blue, which is a large-scale 3D printer with a build space of 1.5 cubic meters.