Concrete Canoe Fabrication and Competition

The Concrete Canoe competition consists of student-led university teams who design, construct, present, and race a full-size canoe made of lightweight concrete. The ASU ASCE Concrete Canoe team will work for the semester to design a theoretical canoe to be utilized for the 2021-2022 competition. The team will revamp the concrete mix design, create the […]

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AIChE Chemical Engineering Car – 2020 Western Regional Conference

ASU’s Chemical Engineering Car (ChemE Car) Team is competing this semester at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Western Regional Conference. Our aim is to power and stop a small autonomous vehicle using only chemical reactions and supplementary electronics. Our vehicle generates electricity using Peltier modules (thermo-electric semiconductor tiles) between hot and cold reservoirs. […]

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Project RealWheel

A product design experience for our team, and a STEM challenge designed to sustain curiosity, inspire responsibility for learning, and keep the instructor’s workload in mind. STEM standing for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Project RealWheel leverages high-quality instruction and novel engineering to aid STEM instructors in delivering a powerful learning experience for K-12 students. […]

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Liquid-Fueled Micro-Combustors for Portable Power Generation

Combustion in microscales have received extensive interest in the past decade due to up to 100 times higher energy densities of hydrocarbon fuels as compared with those of the conventional batteries. Thus, there has been increasing interest in utilizing the high energy of hydrocarbon fuels in portable power generation systems. One method of generating electricity […]

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Underwater Robotics

Underwater Robotics at Arizona State is designing and constructing an autonomous robot that can navigate and manipulate objects underwater. Building this robot has allowed team members to create value in the community and themselves by exploring new underwater navigation systems and improving their design skills. The result of building this robot will allow for members […]

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Develop Polymer Composite from Silica Aerogel for Heat Insulation

Many homes use heaters and air conditioners depending on the time of the year therefore there is a need for some insulation to maintain the temperature within the homes. The objective of this research was to develop a polymer composite from silica aerogel to be used as heat insulators. The goal was to investigate the […]

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VEX U PYRO Robotics

As the world grows increasingly complex, there is an even greater need for individuals equipped with the knowledge and skills to tackle tough problems by gathering information, evaluating it, and presenting effective solutions. Still, relatively few students are proficient in the core subjects of STEM and even fewer express interest in pursuing these fields beyond […]

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ASCE Concrete Canoe Construction and Competition

The Concrete Canoe competition consists of student-led university teams who design, construct, present, and race a full-size canoe made of lightweight concrete. The ASU ASCE Concrete Canoe team will work for the semester to construct the canoe using the previously researched mix design. The team will then present and race the canoe in competition. The […]

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American Society of Civil Engineering

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is an organization that allows students to learn technical skills by being hands-on with civil engineering projects. ASCE hosts the Pacific Southwest Conference (PSWC) every Spring Semester, where students display their completed projects while competing against eighteen other universities in the region. Competitions include the construction of a […]

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Quantifying Muscular Response During Physical Human-Robot Interaction With a Variable Damping Controller

Robotic exoskeletons have tremendous potential for implementation in defense, industrial factories, and medical rehabilitation. However, current systems rely primarily on negative damping controllers which although safe, are very slow. In order to maximize the efficiency of exoskeletons, the damping of the system must change proportional to the acceleration of the user through a variable damping […]

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DNA Repair Capacity of NRAS-Mutant Melanoma 3D Spheroids Under Oxidative Stress and DNA Repair Inhibition

B-Raf inhibitor resistance in NRAS-mutant melanoma cells results in poor prognosis and aggressive clinical behavior. Currently, there is a need for therapies that circumvent this resistance in NRAS-mutant melanoma. This research describes the use of a combination of APE1 and HSP90 inhibitors to induce cancer cell apoptosis through DNA damage. Comet Assays are being used to study the effect of […]

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Streamlining Rocketry: How to Cut Costs Without Compromising Performance

The objective was to design, simulate, and launch a rocket for Spaceport America Cup 2019. This design was focused on developing new manufacturing processes that would cut costs and streamline manufacturing. Due to administrative and financial difficulties, the rocket itself was unable to be built in the given timeframe. However, the team was able to […]

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SAE Baja Sun Devil Racing

Sun Devil Racing (SDR) is a student-run organization that competes annually in the Society of Automotive Engineers Baja Competition. Members of SDR are challenged to take knowledge from the classroom and apply them to real-world scenarios; engineering, problem-solving, and teamwork are used to design, manufacture, and test an all-terrain vehicle. Members also gain business skills […]

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Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D — Hovercraft Vehicle Disaster Relief System

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has designed and manufactured a remote-control hovercraft vehicle using additive manufacturing techniques that will collect a payload for rapid delivery to a set destination. A larger scale of this hovercraft will deliver care packages to areas affected by natural disasters. The design of this vehicle considers the environment […]

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ASCE Concrete Canoe Development and Testing

The Concrete Canoe competition consists of student-led university teams who design, construct, present, and race a full-size canoe made of lightweight concrete. The ASU ASCE Concrete Canoe team will work for the semester to design a canoe hull that can hold up to four paddlers, track well in the water, and turn smoothly. The team […]

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SWE National Conference

The WE19 conference is the national Society of Women Engineers conference held every year for both collegiate and professional members. There are a variety of events that go on throughout the three-day conference, including the world’s largest engineering career fair, technical skill sessions, networking events with companies, outreach events, and student competitions. It is a […]

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Desert WAVE

Desert WAVE (Women in Autonomous Vehicle Engineering), sponsored by the Si Se Puede Foundation, will compete in the RoboSub competition for the second time in 2020. Their AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle), Phoenix, is currently capable of motion in all 6 degrees of freedom, underwater manipulation, and highly accurate positioning. The team was formed to encourage […]

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Streamlining Rocketry: How to Cut Costs Without Compromising Performance

The objective was to design, simulate, and launch a rocket for Spaceport America Cup 2019. This design was focused on developing new manufacturing processes that would cut costs and streamline manufacturing. Due to administrative and financial difficulties, the rocket itself was unable to be built in the given timeframe. However, the team was able to […]

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Treatment of Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Clots Through Histotripsy

Acute upper gastrointestinal (GI)  bleeding results in 20,000 deaths annually in the United States. The issue with acute upper GI bleeding is locating and removing an excessive amount of blood clots obstructing the location and visualization of the wound. This problem results in invasive procedures and blood transfusions. We are proposing a device that utilizes […]

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NASA Space Grant Robotics

NASA Space Grant Robotics is in the process of creating underwater robots that can be used for deep sea diving. This would replace divers, as well as reduce the risk to their lives. Furthermore, underwater robots will allow us to go deeper than any divers can, giving us an opportunity to explore vast expanses of […]

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PYRO Robotics – Rossum Rumblers Robotics Club

The VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, is one of the world’s largest robotics competitions. Each year, an engineering challenge is presented to the elementary, middle school, high school, and university students. Students are tasked to build innovative robots and compete in that year’s game challenge with the ultimate goal […]

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ConCreate: Designing an Additively Manufacturable Concrete Mix with Recycled Glass

Concrete is the most widely used material in the world.  It is also a large contributor to global CO2 emissions and industrial mineral extraction.  Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, has begun to democratize, innovate, and economize production in many industries.  We have demonstrated the viability of 3D printing concrete using a sustainable supply chain, by […]

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Treatment of Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Clots Through Histotripsy

Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding results in 20,000 deaths annually in the United States. The current issue is in locating and removing an excessive amount of blood clots obstructing the location and visualization of the wound resulting in invasive procedures and multiple blood transfusions. This device is composed of a focused transducer that emits high-intensity focused […]

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The Adaptive Omphalocele Protective Device

The Adaptive Omphalocele Protective Device is a novel medical device created in partnership with Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH), which helps families safely transport their children born with an omphalocele birth defect. An omphalocele is a birth defect in which the abdominal organs of the child balloon out of the abdomen. This defect leads to complications with transporting […]

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NASA Space Grant Robotics

NASA Space Grant Robotics is in the process of creating underwater robots that can be used for deep sea diving. This would replace divers, as well as reduce the risk to their lives. With underwater robotics you can go deeper than any diver, being able to explore the vastly unknown ocean floor.NASA Space Grant Robotics […]

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Control of Bipedal Laminate Robot

Determining effective ways to control soft, laminate robotics has been an important issue in soft robotics since its nascent stages. The project focuses on the development and control of a walking gait for a laminate biped by using dynamics and control methodologies to keep track of its zero-moment point. The integration of knowledge gained from […]

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Cranial Crown: A Pediatric Headset for Transcranial Doppler

Transcranial doppler can be used to detect seizure and stroke during cardiac surgery. There is currently no feasible transcranial doppler headset for use on pediatric patients in the operating room. The Cranial Crown allows for high adjustability in doppler probe placement while reducing the risk of pressure sores. The quick placement and removal of the […]

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Research for development of A Self-Fluctuating Actuator Air Prosthetic Liner with Memory Foam Design for Lower Limb Amputees to Improve Comfort, Stability, and Fluctuation in Prosthetic Sockets:

The research question that is being proposed is whether an air-based device can address volume fluctuation inside a prosthetic socket for lower limb amputees. The main objective will be to find a solution that can improve comfort and reduce volume fluctuation. Amputees continue to face problems of discomfort due to fluctuation of the residual limb […]

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Motorcycle Helmet Blind Spot Monitoring

Motorcycle safety has been improving in recent years with better designed protective gear and the integration of certain vehicle technologies like anti-lock braking systems into motorcycles. But there is still a sizable gap in the safety features found in contemporary cars and those found in motorcycles. The vision of this project is to capitalize on […]

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Collapsible, Large Scale 3D Printer

Medical professionals and relief workers around the world are faced with new and complex challenges regarding their patients’ health. Additive Manufacturing has the capability to assist with many of these challenges by allowing for more complex medical devices and tools to be created. However, machines capable of such tasks are often too large and cumbersome […]

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Pivot Irrigation Misalignment (PIMA) System Project

Pivot irrigation systems are typically a quarter mile long and rotate about a field to irrigate crops. Approximately every fifty meters, there are towers that help move the system. When a tower misaligns, either due to a flat tire or mechanical malfunction, the system’s safety procedure is enabled and shuts the entire system down. When […]

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Battery Decay Rate and Life Cycle in Lithium-Ion Polymer Batteries

The objective of the research project is to determine the baseline life cycle and battery decay rate of a lithium-ion polymer battery in drones. The first experiment had the drone statically hovering, which simulated a uniform power draw for a baseline measure. Continuing research tested the battery decay by performing three uniform experiments to completely […]

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3D Printing Plastic Recycling Machine

The use of 3D printers is increasing, and it is estimated that by the end of 2018 around 500,000 printers will be sold. With the increasing use of 3D printers comes another problem: the plastic waste that it produces. Typically, consumers throw away the plastic waste. By keeping the circular economy in mind, a sustainable […]

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NASA Space Grant Robotics

NASA Space Grant Robotics is an underwater robotics Fulton Student Organization that is competing in two different underwater robotics competitions, MATE and Robosub (AUVSI). For the MATE competition, a remotely operated vehicle is created. In the Robosub (AUVSI) competition the underwater robot is completely autonomous. This will be NASA Space Grant Robotics first year competing […]

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National Association of Engineering Student Councils Engineering Leadership Summit

Fulton Student Council (FSC), through the help of funding by the KEEN Foundation, hosted the National Association of Engineering Student Councils 2018 Engineering Leadership Summit on March 23-24, 2018 at the Tempe campus. This conference had a strong innovation and entrepreneurship theme that was explored through activities promoting the entrepreneurial mindset integrated into the conference’s […]

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Korwave: Wearable, Seizure Detection Headband

Korwave is a wearable, seizure detecting brain monitor for children with Epilepsy. Utilizing Bayesian machine learning techniques and a novel dry electrode, Korwave is a scalp EEG (Electroencephalogram) that is designed to wirelessly detect and report seizures to caretakers and the patient’s neurologist. Korwave’s design is unique in that it was built to look like […]

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Handheld IR Spectrometer

This project focuses on using the technology and performance of multi-million dollar, telescope-based, IR spectrometers used on flagship NASA exploration missions around the solar system. The researcher is using this information to create an earthbound counterpart that is capable of performing the same science for a fraction of the cost. This project can be accomplished […]

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Cost-Effective Surveying Using Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

This project focuses on taking advantage of the low cost and ease of use of quadcopters for performing topological surveys via an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) that will autonomously task a fleet of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to partition and survey a user-designated land area. The researcher has bilateral communication between a quadcopter and an […]

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Developing an Educational Robotic Platform

The goal of the proposed research project is to demonstrate that a robot can be designed, built by and used for undergraduate and high school students as an educational tool. Dr. Aukes’ IDEALab utilizes laminate construction to build foldable robots from cheap materials, allowing robots to be constructed from scratch in a matter of hours […]

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Society of Automotive Engineering Baja Competition

The goal of the ASU Baja Team is to foster learning through problem solving and teamwork. Student gain real-life experiences and skills through the program as they are tasked to design, create, and build an all-terrain vehicle while overcoming real-world engineering problems and challenges. […]

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Swachh-X: Sustainable Recycling Sorter

This project aims toward creating a more sustainable and efficient recycling process mainly for cities. It includes motors, sensors, an interactive interface, and magnetic coils all aimed towards sorting and making sure recyclable material is put into place properly. Further projections will include a larger scale facility and potential work with the city of Phoenix […]

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2018 Spaceport America Cup

SEDS ASU Rocketry Division designs cutting-edge rockets for national competitions. The team believes its attention to the Entrepreneurial Mindset gives it the advantage to outperform its competitors. They combine a diverse spectrum of engineering students, each with vastly different engineering skillsets. Rocketry advances more than cutting-edge research: it bolsters social benefit and opens up new […]

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Lightweight Electric Motorcycle Battery

Electric cars are slowly beginning to dominate the gasoline vehicle market. This technology has not been widely explored in smaller applications like electric motorcycles and other recreational vehicles. The research objective is to design and prototype a battery that would be large enough to provide adequate performance and range for small recreational vehicles such as […]

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