ThankGod (TG) Ugochukwu, who is studying biomedical engineering with an electrical track, was one of two URI students who did an internship at Fox Studios in Los Angeles this past summer. Ugochukwu worked under one of Fox’s head engineers.
Marjorie Pickard is the co-creator of a smart T-shirt that has the ability to detect improper lifting techniques and is so promising it won a top award at a recent startup contest. Sensors in the shirt measure movements of the spine and shoulders, then send feedback through a smartphone application.
Ten teams of students competed in a 48-hour design challenge called Health Hacks RI at the University of Rhode Island from Oct. 13-15. The URI team of Dylan Kennedy, James Gannon, Long Zou, Dylan Young and Graem Timmons captured third place and won $250.
Two University of Rhode Island students captured first and second place in the E-Textiles Hackathon Design Challenge at the IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International) Expo, held Sept. 26-29, in New Orleans, LA.
URI students recently demonstrated their research projects on neuro-technologies, including functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and electroencephalography (EEG), at the Neural Engineering Showcase.
A group of URI engineering students and their counterparts from an institution in Colombia, recently presented their prototypes for prosthetic arms and hands to be used by amputees in the South American nation. Each prosthetic limb will last an average of two to five years, and will be personalized to the needs of its user, both […]
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.
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 […]