Undergraduate Announcements

Engineering World Health

November 19th, 2017in Ugrad Announcements

EWH@BU is going on its second annual trip to Lima, Peru in May 2018. This trip will focus on two on going projects: heavy metal detection and a mosquito ovi trap.

If you are interested, please fill out the application here: https://goo.gl/forms/YZzWMeLctEoZd7Nc2 .

NASA Opens $2M Phase 3 of 3D-Printed Habitat Competition

November 17th, 2017in Ugrad Announcements

The challenge is being organized and hosted by NASA and Bradley University, in partnership with CaterpillarBechtel, and Brick & Mortar Ventures. Registration is open until February 15, 2018, and there is an early registration discount. The final competition/demonstration will be held April 29-May 4, 2019, at Caterpillar’s Edwards, Ill., proving grounds.

The $50,000 Phase 1 competition, which called for conceptual designs of 3D-printed habitats on the moon and Mars, yielded more than 200 submissions from design teams including Norman Foster’s firm Foster + Partners. Phase 2, with a prize of $1.1M, called for citizen inventors to actually manufacture structural members appropriate for future design and in situ fabrication of space-based habitats.

Now it’s time for Phase 3, with more prize money, more chances to win, and an opportunity to design a real Martian habitat and 3D print a scale model of the structure. The competition has two tracks: one using Building Information Modeling (BIM) to perform virtual design of the habitat, and a second that produces a physical component using 3D printing. Complete rules and registration may be found here.

Inclusion Makeathon

November 13th, 2017in Ugrad Announcements

November 19-20, 2017 at the Seaport World Trade Center & Seaport Hotel, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA.

Teams of students, designers, developers, engineers, DIYers and more will be competing to design and prototype solutions to those living with physical disabilities. The winning team will gain access to the IDEA student-led venture accelerator at Northeastern University. Students will also gain unrestricted access to the Ruderman Inclusion Summit as well as a party taking place at 8pm on Sunday. Students are encouraged to come independently or as part of a team.
This is a fantastic opportunity for students to build up their portfolios and network with a lineup of potentially career-changing mentors, judges and investors. All makers will be given fabrication tools and are encouraged to request or bring their favorite tools as well. This event is going to be a blast!

Admission is free, all we need is for students to register here: http://www.inclusion2017.org/
Navigate to the “Makeathon” tab, Click Register Now, and select Make-a-thon registration.