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Researchers in the College have worked with colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University to create an unpowered exoskeleton that adds an extra spring to each step a person takes and modifies the structure of their ankles.

Oct 6, 2015

Adding a little spring to your step

Researchers in the College have worked with colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University to create an unpowered exoskeleton that adds an extra spring to each step a person takes and modifies the structure of their ankles. 

Students in the MES program

Oct 6, 2015

MES program produces homegrown engineers Down East

Ramsey Davis has gone from helping his family’s boat-building business as a teenager to performing structural analysis on Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jets, and he was able to stay in eastern North Carolina the entire time thanks to the College’s Mechanical Engineering Systems (MES) program. 

Oct 6, 2015

More accurate readings without the goop

A new wearable sensor that uses silver nanowires to monitor electrophysiological signals such as electrocardiography (EKG) or electromyography (EMG) offers improved vital sign readings. 

Parry, fifth from left, was one of 14 award winners.

Oct 6, 2015

Engineering Place’s Parry receives Presidential Award

Elizabeth Parry, a partnership coordinator with The Engineering Place, was one of 14 to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) during a visit to the White House in June. 

VIB campers (l-r) Zoe Groves, Elijah Anderson and Lewis Jackson present one of their engineering activities to fellow campers.

Oct 6, 2015

Campers with visual impairments showcase their engineering talents

In a camp closing ceremony on July 24, nine high school students with visual impairments presented their engineering capstone projects to an impressed audience. 

Yellowstone hot springs

Oct 6, 2015

Recently discovered proteins may lead to new methods in creating biofuels

Researchers have found a very heated relationship between bacteria and newly discovered proteins. These proteins are called tapirins and are capable of attaching themselves to plant cellulose, which could potentially provide more efficient methods of converting plant matter into biofuels. 

houses

Oct 6, 2015

Scheduling energy a key to the smart grid

A new technique for “scheduling” energy in electric grids moves away from centralized management by tapping into the distributed computing power of energy devices.