Biomedical engineering students Miranda Mitchell, Alaa Eid and Celia Dunn pitched in with Lil’ Rhody Riders to provide mobility, freedom and fun to children with disabilities by modifying toy cars so they can operate them.
Laura Parra, a URI biomedical engineering student, has received a grant from the Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellows fund to study and travel overseas. She will spend her fall semester at the University of Navarra, where she’ll take courses in biomedical engineering.
In URI’s Wearable Biosensing Lab, professor Kunal Mankodiya and his team are developing high-tech gloves for Parkinson’s disease patients. The idea is for the patient to wear the gloves at home and for the doctor to be able to track the movements to see, for instance, if their medication is working.
Five University of Rhode Island students recently captured second place in the Health Tech Hackathon 2017 hosted by Cornell University. Fifteen college teams competed, with a team from Cornell finishing first. URI’s success in hackathons is a direct result of the students’ collaboration with Kunal Mankodiya, assistant professor of electrical, computer and biomedical engineering, who […]
University of Rhode Island engineering junior Rachel Bellisle, of Exeter, received an honorable mention for a Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater is the most prestigious undergraduate national scholarship for students in the fields of math, the natural sciences and engineering. Bellisle was acknowledged for her research exploring how tiny eye movements, or microsaccades, impact the accuracy of electroencephalogram, or […]
After graduating in May, Omose Ogala will head to Twitter’s corporate headquarters in San Francisco to work as a software engineer. His journey to engineering started in White Plains, N.Y., where he liked to tinker and make things like solar panels that would light up two bulbs in his living room.
Back home in Senegal, Rassoul Diouf says it was rare for science students to step into a lab or make something from scratch. The opportunity to make things—a robotic arm, motion sensors, tablets that communicate with machines—is the reason he came to URI’s College of Engineering.
Kunal Mankodiya, a URI assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering, has won a $525,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for his research into smart textiles.
Since joining the URI College of Engineering faculty in July of 2014, Kunal Mankodiya has been widely acclaimed for his research and teaching of the so-called Internet of Things, or IoT. “The IoT is about connecting everyday objects around us to gather data and provide new services to users, such as a ‘smart’ connected eyeglasses […]
URI Assistant Professor Bin Li feels right at home at URI, despite growing up and completing his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees more than 7,800 miles away in Xiamen, China. “Xiamen University, where I studied, is very close to a beautiful beach and like many of the URI building that surround the Quad, their oldest buildings […]