2013-2014 iProjects and Sponsors

Engineering and Computing Systems

1 AMD - 64-Bit ARM Computer architects have pursued higher frequencies and complex designs in order to achieve incredible gains in computing performance (speed of program execution) over the past few decades. However, these designs are running into physical limits with respect to cooling, and require large teams for design and verification. Companies are starting to see diminishing returns from complex out-of-order superscalar architectures, and are looking to incorporate multiple leaner cores for their servers. On October 29, 2012, AMD announced it will design 64-bit ARM® technology-based processors in addition to its x86 processors for multiple markets, starting with cloud and data center servers. This AMD iProject will focus on performance prediction for 64-bit ARM servers. We will be approaching this from an extrapolation point of view, since we don't' have 64-bit ARM machines for direct measurements. The goal is to get three performance data-points for the set of workloads: 1) 32-bit ARM 2) 32-bit x86 and 3) 64-bit x86. These data-points will enable us to estimate the improvement in performance from 32 to 64 bit ARM, all else being equal. The workload will be the same as last year's AMD iProject, i.e. Hadoop with Teragen and Terasort. Mauricio Breternitz Computing S. Sohoni Sohum Shoni
2 Dell-Anderson - Algorithm for Optimized Product Packaging Improve Dell customer experience by having the optimum pack size, use minimum amount of packaging material required to protect items during transportation and introduce packaging materials only from sustainable sources. Focus will be on developing algorithms to better optimize box selection and space utilization. This initiative will reduce CO2 emissions by increasing the number of units that can be transported by having the optimum pack size and reducing the amount of packaging material. Jim Quirke Computing T. Lindquist, J. Femiani, J. Bekki John Femiani
3 Dell-Anderson - Sustainable Packaging Methods Improve Dell customer experience dramatically improving the sustainability of the product delivery process. Focus will be on developing ideas to improve product delivery using Ray C. Anderson methods and the lens of strategic sustainability. This initiative will also reduce CO2 emissions by one or more sustainability strategies possibly including reducing the amount of packaging material and eliminating the use of packaging materials from non-renewable sources. Jim Quirke Sustainability M. Lande Keng Hsu
5 SAP – Mobile/Web App for Retail Logistics Management Mobile/web app that will facilitate the frequent communication between a Retailer and a Vendor. A Category Manager/Buyer at a Retailer is in constant communication with Vendors/Suppliers negotiating pricing for any given product. This negotiation is usually for the purpose of a Promotion. The negotiation process starts up to a year before a target product ever ends up in a Promotion. Therefore, there are many hours spent between a Category Manager/Buyer and a Vendor/Supplier negotiating and communicating on pricing. The purpose of the app is to help facilitate some of the communication between the two. We would like this to be developed on the latest SAP Technology which is a combination of HANA (our new in memory Database technology) and SAPUI5 which is SAP's enhancements to HTML5 and JavaScript. Rob Jansen Computing K. Gary, S. Bansal, A. Gaffar Ashraf Gaffar
6 Honeywell - Big Data Analytics to Aerospace Industry We are facing big data in our aerospace industry in terms of big volume, velocity and variety of the data. Particularly, how do we discover useful information, insights and even knowledge from the big data analytics? We face the challenges to (1) collect public available datasets (e.g., Airports, airlines, FAA, etc.), since there is no a single database holding the datasets; (2) link the datasets, because these data sources are silos or separated; and (3) discover the relationships between the costs (maintenance, delays, etc.) the aircraft usage (by its tail number). The goals of this project are to address such three challenges above. Sailesh Athreya Computing S. Bansal, A. Sodemann Srividya Bansal
7 Honeywell - Heat Exchanger Optimization Objective is to re-design the air side of air-oil H/X for aircraft jet engine TFE731-20/40/60 to optimize it's performance by minimizing the weight of the H/X and air-side pressure loss. The solution will be possible because of new opportunities provided by the use of advanced production methods, such as Additive Layered Manufacturing (ALM), which eliminates restrictions on the shape of the H/E and better leverage of aerodynamic patterns than the conventional design against which the results of optimization will be assessed. Sailesh Athreya Fluids P. Mikellides, J. Rajadas, B. Rogers John Rajadas
8 General Dynamics - Data Center Network Layout Tool Developing a software application that runs on a laptop or a workstation and provides visual methods to create connections among devices, organize the connections by racks and devices, show specific connections, and ultimately trace the layer 2 or layer 3 connections through the datacenter would be a great benefit to the datacenter team. The web based application would be written in Java and would use a database to track device and network configuration. The deliverable would be the application and different types of output data that can be used by mechanical design, fabrication and test for completing their respective activities. Ben Tausch Computing, IT K. Gary Jim Helm
9 Blackboard, Inc. - Low-cost attendance reader Background: Colleges and Universities have numerous reasons for recording class attendance. However, many of today's solutions are simply too costly for widespread deployment. The market needs a low cost reader that can record attendance based on card reads & pre-configured class schedules. Dan Drewnowski Systems Integration, Computing S. Jordan, S. Sohoni Richard Whitehouse
10 Support My Club.org - Ecommerce Solution for Philanthropic Organization Support My Club is an e-commerce solution where donors can support the needs of high school clubs and sports. Our current site uses Shopify, an e-commerce hosted service. While we are able to support the basic needs and serve a small number of schools, it can only sustain us through Phoenix Union High School District. We have short term and long term plans to expand to other districts, cities, states and eventually be nationwide. We also plan to license the software to private schools to create a sustainable revenue model to support the non-profit program. We also have many steps in the process that are somewhat manual. We would like to automate these processes which will make the onboarding-purchasing-fulfillment lifecycle as streamlined as possible. Kelly Hoffman Computing, Psych, Human Factors, GIT K. Gary Ashish Amresh
11 Joe's Real BBQ - Thermodynamic Properties of a Barbecue Pit The overarching goal of this project is to formally study and then design a control system solution to optimize the quality of smoked meats produced in a commercial barbeque pit. Meats are slow cooked slowly in a barbeque pit using heat and smoke from a fire stoked with logs. Objectives include: Develop instrumentation approaches for measuring each of the key variables identified in the knowledge gathering phase; Study the smoker properties and share findings with stakeholders; Execute a designed experiment to determine which of the variables and which interactions between variables most significantly influence the resulting quality of the meats, design and prototype a control system to efficiently (and automatically – currently the smoker operation is fairly manual) implement the suggested barbeque pit operation based on the outcome of the experimental design. Tad Peelen Design of Experiments J. Bekki Jennifer Bekki, Odesma Dalrymple
12 PreciseMeds - Prototype Pill Dispenser The objective of this project is to create a working prototype that consists of a pill dispenser and a mobile software application. Deliverables will include: Determine the best design practices based on the existing core technology for dispensing pills; Identify all required hardware components; Create detailed CAD drawings using SolidWorks; Build dispenser using motors, sensors, injection molding, etc. ; Create a mobile software application based on existing prototype using C#; Using wireless technology, confirm that the correct medication is dispensed based on the pre-defined schedule. Linda Litton DFM, Prototyping, Robotics J. Gintz, A. Sodemann Angela Sodemann
13 Sandia - Robotic System for Room Mapping (1) ASU students postulate a robotic system for room mapping using the above approach. (2) They survey the market to see what sensors (microphones) and actuators (speakers) are commercially available. Note that there is a lot going on these days in proximity sensors for computer interface applications and other ultrasonics. (3) They develop a demonstration platform, predict its performance, characterize its performance, and report. (4) They then propose a path (or paths) to develop a system that would really work, including new sensor/actuator specifications. (5) If necessary, Sandia would provide digital signal processing expertise and/or algorithms. Heidi Harvey Robotics T. Sugar Tom Sugar, Angela Sodemann
14 Orbital Sciences - Proposed: - Orbit Modeling Engineering ProjectOrbital would like to do some modeling of various satellite configurations, in various orbits, looking for differing performance parameters. We will size the number and complexity of the analysis cases to fit within the constraints of the iProject. The primary tasks for AstroRT Product Line Verification Plan and Automated Testing would be: - Generate a number of mechanical spacecraft configuration within the 3-D modeling tool - Iterate the design using differing characteristics - Run multiple analysis cases using software such as Satellite Tool Kit (STK) - Generate reports documenting the performance and observations of each analysis case Rick Kettner Mechanical/Aerospace with emphasis on Orbital Mechanics Pavlos Mikellides
15 PetSmart - Water Remediation in Retail Stores PetSmart operates approximately 1300 stores in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. In each location, we have a grooming salon and fish systems that consume a lot of water. In addition we have 200 PetsHotels that also add to our consumption of water. In 2012 we used almost 900 Million gallons of water as a business. As a part of our Sustainability efforts we are looking for opportunities in our business to reduce the amount of water we use. We are interested in the concept of reclaiming some of the water we use in our stores for other reuse purposes. In our Reno NV Fish DC, we have a system which reuses some of the water for our fish systems. We are looking for an innovative solution where we can test a smaller system which has the capabilities of reusing some of the water we currently use in our stores in another way. Mike Rose TBD M. Lande, K. Hristovski Kiril Hristovski
16 Electrifying a Hybrid Quadra cycle I currently have a quadra cycle that is pedal powered only. Goal is to develop an electric system to motorize the quadra cycle also and make it a Hybrid. Take a simple mode of transportation and develop an electric package that is simple and environmentally friendly. Looking to mass produce vehicle in the future. James Contes Automotive, Elec, Enrgy, Mech, Soft. Jim Contes
17 Air Force Research Labs - Heavy Lift Kit Design Challenge United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has interest in developing an optimized solution for their heavy lift needs. These heavy lift kits are intended to be used by Pararescue Jumpers (PJ's). The need for an improved heavy lift tool/capability for the PJ's is a challenge, based on the attention received from the special operations community because our last two challenges were a success. We're listening to the user and solving the problems they want solved. This year they want our help to solve another problem that will help them save lives. Sangram Redkar
18 Boeing Phantom Works - Strategic Exploration Strategic business decisions are improved through collaboration by relevant stakeholders with diverse knowledge of the marketspace. Boeing uses a process called StratEx to address a specific business question and explore the options and probable outcomes from various courses of action. The idea is to "play out the chess moves" beyond first-order effects. This iProject will develop a tablet-based app to support the conduct and follow up activities of a StratEx. The app will capture participant responses and automate the data collection process. The app will have the ability to display the results (the option space) in a graphical hub-and-spoke format. The app will have basic analysis tools that support post-processing and presentation of results. It will operate wirelessly and interface with the master data base which contains current and past StratEx information. Future enhancements could include advanced analysis tools and a more sophisticated user interface that provides added features to the StratEx participants. Yoshi Tanaka TBD CY Kuo
19 Boeing Phantom Works - Generic Multi-Touch Interface There are a wide variety of touch-enabled information appliances today and many more under development, bound for the consumer market. Often the app developer must struggle with a rudimentary, vendor-supplied hardware driver that operates the touch interface. This requires the developer to spend time building code for routine gestures (e.g., pinch, zoom) rather than focusing on the app's core functionality. This iProject will research the future of touch and provide recommendations for app software designs and touch-based software architectures which are generic in the sense that they insulate the app from changes and evolution in touch technology. The goal is to establish a method for building apps which minimizes the amount of new work or rework needed to interface to a new touch appliance. The approach should be robust enough to reduce software maintenance costs when updates to vendor hardware and/or software are released. Finally the approach should enable rapid speed to market for an existing app that must be ported to a new device. Yoshi Tanaka TBD Dave Mayhew
20 On Semiconductor - Modeling and Characterization of Diodes and Transistors Acquire various small signal, medium and high power devices, data sheets, and application notes. Model- research into representative models for diodes and transistors. Measure- IV, BV, DC gain, curve tracer, etc., LabView (construct curve tracer in LabView), HP 4145 or similar. Thermal behavior- driving devices with power sources, "air", heat sinks, compute thermal loads, heat distributions, forced cooling, IR imaging, Theta Ja, Theta Jc, using ANSYS, SolidWorks and other resources. Compare all measured data to models, refine models, explain differences. De-encapsulate devices (need access to lab and safety equipment/training) to observe after testing (force destruction of some parts?) and evaluate layout, die attach, optical microscopy, SEM if available, critique observations. Bob Grondin or John Robertson
21 On Semiconductor - Design and Construction of an LED Driver/Controller Acquire LED devices of various ratings (lumens, color), outsourced. Design and characterize an LED drive circuit and circuit board layout for brightness/dimming control, constant brightness dynamic switching, fault tolerance, etc., using ON Semi components. Circuit board could be made by SPG group. Constant current source design and fabrication. Reverse engineer a commercial LED lamp. Determine efficiency, control limitations, operating environment, power dissipation (thermal losses), effects of color/wavelength on power consumption vs. light output, effects of failures. EMI(?), harmonic behavior, optical emission/uniformity, aging effects. Compare performance of actively-controlled circuit to simple "resistor-only" controls. John Parsey TBD Bob Grondin or John Robertson
22 SRP – Model & Evaluate High Penetration Deferred Energy System at Poly Campus Work with SRP to develop an accurate electrical model of the Polytechnic Campus to evaluate a High Penetration Deferred Energy System to include distributed generation and energy storage methods. Site historical data would be utilized from SRP and extrapolated to emulate a Real-Time energy load profile of various buildings and loads on the site. Simulations would be analyzed utilizing the base model at various loading conditions and based upon historical data. Integration and leverage of various generation and storage configurations and system stability and system reliability by load shed deferral would be studied. Results and Data gained from this study would enable SRP to make more informed planning and forecasting decisions when considering the impact of various distributed generation and energy storage methods on high penetration utility systems. Through successful implementation at the ASU polytechnic campus, SRP could extend this model for other locations within Arizona. TBD S. Pollat Scott Pollat
23 SRP – Bat-Z Prototype Development with Beta Testing in Industrial Environments Based on the status of our work sponsored by the CTI-SRP Research Grant (Reliability and Performance Evaluation of Batteries in Hot/Dry Climate), we will continue to develop the Lab version of the battery impedance tester (Bat-Z Tester). The Lab version of the Bat-Z testing tool is designed as a portable instrument for battery impedance measurement at a fixed frequency for use by battery technicians for monitoring SoH. The potential value to SRP of the Bat-Z Tester as a portable tool used by battery technicians for monitoring SoH on at solar installations, substations, SCADA systems, throughout the utility will be established. This critical design could ultimately lead to an industrial hardened service tool carried by all SRP crews servicing various battery installations. TBD S. Pollat Scott Pollat
24 ASU Polytechnic Sustainable Campus Planning Student Design Competition ASU's Polytechnic campus is planned to triple in size over the coming years. It is currently a "blank slate" with an outstanding core of development and great potential for innovative campus planning and design. The campus Master Plan is a planning and engineering document that exists to guide this expansion. It may be possible to improve and innovate in the design of a world-class sustainable village and livable campus environment that will contribute to the overall attractiveness, efficiency, and quality of life on the Polytechnic campus. Additionally, it is desirable to engage the creativity and Engineering talent of ASU Polytechnic's capstone students and include the student body in the process of planning, design, and innovation for the campus plan. This capstone project is a student design competition that will result in sustainable and excellent student-led designs for the development of portions of the future ASU Polytechnic campus and its immediate surroundings. (1) Each student will design one innovative, sustainable, and livable improvement for the campus plan and document this design according to the applicable Engineering and Planning standards. (2) Proposed designs will be communicated to the Polytechnic student body and the ASU planning and facilities staff. (3) Designs that fit into the master plan, that have unique sustainability features, and that add value to the unique Polytechnic campus environment are the priority. Ryan Campbell Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering / Land Development Ben Ruddell
25 GlobalResolve - Eyeglass Matching The Lions Club collects old glasses for the developing world, but they are thrown in a pile for people to try on until they find ones that "work". This project will streamline the process and create a very inexpensive method and equipment to match the glasses to the patient in small villages with no electricity or running water. The team will partner with a Peace Corps volunteer in the field. Mark Henderson, Brad Rogers Engineering Mark & Brad Brad Rogers
26 GlobalResolve - Twig Light Refinement The Twig Light is an ASU student invention that generates electricity in off-grid communities from waste heat from charcoal. The generator is still a prototype and needs to be developed into a real product that can be manufactured cheaply and fit the budget of people living on $2/day. The goals of this project are to refine the design to improve the efficiency, safety, user interface and flexibility to power lights and charge cell phones in the developing world. You will partner with two Africans at ASU who intend to produce and market the Twig Light in Senegal and Cameroon. Mark Henderson, Brad Rogers Engineering Mark & Brad Nate Johnson
27 GlobalResolve - Biochar Biochar is pure carbon created from agricultural waste burned and cooked in a barrel, called a pyrolizer, and is used as fertilizer and in water filtering.  Create a pyrolizer capable of having a secondary purpose aside from making biochar. For example, a pyrolizer that can function as a cook stove while making biochar or develop a mechanism to capture the exhaust gases from the pyrolizer to create electricity.  The end goal is to have a functional pyrolizer that is efficient, affordable, replicable and easy to operate and maintain. Materials must be readily available in Peru. Mark Henderson, Brad Rogers Engineering Mark & Brad Brad Rogers
28 GlobalResolve - Water conserving Garden The project will partner you with a community in high-altitude Bolivia where poverty is common and most people are farmers with small plots.  This project will explore and develop methods for water conserving gardens that use less water, but grow large crops that can help the farmers increase their income. Usually there is one growing season and it warm and wet.  The colder and drier season can also be used to grow higher value crops by drip irrigation or other methods to precisely deliver water where it is needed and not where it is wasted.  This project will also develop ways to capture and store water. Mark Henderson, Brad Rogers Engineering, Enviro Mark & Brad Brad Rogers
29 GlobalResolve - Cold Weather Composting Composting can greatly improve crop production.  But, what if you live in a colder climate or what if you want to compost during the winter to prepare for summer crops?  Composting is an exothermic process but requires warmth to get it started.  This project will study composting and create a "cold" weather composting system that is very inexpensive and designed for use in the developing AND the developed world.  Your partner in this project will be communities in Bolivia and Peru. Mark Henderson, Brad Rogers Engineering, Enviro Mark & Brad Brad Rogers
30 Exsomed - Scaphoid Screw The Scaphoid Bone (AKA Navicular bone) is a small bone in the wrist that is frequently broken with falling type injuries. Over 70-80% of scaphoid fractures are displaced or unstable necessitating surgical intervention for reduction, stabilization and fixation. The scaphoid bone is somewhat unique in that it has a relatively poor blood supply and is covered predominantly by cartilage making reduction and stabilization challenging. Ideal current treatment alternatives include reduction and stabilization with a cannulated headless compression screw that can be completely buried in bone and still provide good compressive forces that will facilitate stabilization and fracture healing. Current screw systems are good but not ideal in that they each have various ways of providing compression between the 2 segments of bone. The goal of the proposed project would be to design a cannulated headless compression screw system that would provide better compression than existing screws currently available Jim Hayden TBD Kristy Csavina, Angela Sodemann
31 Exsomed -ScaphoidTargeting Guide Scaphoid fractures are common but the surgical treatment of scaphoid fractures can be complicated by limited exposure and relatively small bone and freely mobile bone fragments. Current ideal treatment is with a cannulated headless compression screw system. This system involves the placement of a fine wire down the long axis of the scaphoid, drilling over the wire with a cannulated drill bit and then placing an appropriate cannulated screw over the wire. The wire holds the bones stable when instrumenting them but optimal placement of the wire is critical for fracture healing and is usually the most challenging portion of the procedure. The wire needs to be placed along the central axis of the scaphoid bone. Various devices have been designed to assist with the ideal placement of the initial K-wire but all current devices are far from ideal. The goal of the proposed project would be to design an insertion guide or system that would assist with placement of the initial K-wire down the long axis of the scaphoid bone. Jim Hayden TBD Kristy Csavina, Angela Sodemann
32 Exsomed -Nerve Clip Applier Most nerve lacerations are currently treated surgically with direct nerve repair (neurorrhaphy). Nerve sizes range from 0.5 mm to 10-12mm in diameter. Conventional techniques for neurorrhaphy include direct repair of the nerve with fine sutures with the use of a surgical microscope. Demonstrated below is a common technique of nerve repair with direct repair of the outer layer of the nerve known as epineurium (epineural neurorrhaphy). Surgical clips (hemoclips) are currently available for ligation of transected vessels and are applied with hemoclip appliers. Hemoclip appliers can be manually loaded as demonstrated above or can be automatically loaded to enhance efficiency. The goal of the proposed project would be to design a tissue clip similar to a hemoclip that could be used to perform nerve coaptation. Jim Hayden TBD Kristy Csavina, Angela Sodemann
33 Exsomed - Joint Scrubber Distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint arthritis is common in the aging population. If symptomatic enough, it is treated with a join fusion (arthrodesis). This traditionally involves open surgical resection of the joint and stabilization of the two terminal bones with a fixation device. The goal of this project would be to design a device that could be inserted through the tip of the finger to "scrub" the joint so that a screw can be inserted to stabilize the joint in a minimally invasive fashion avoiding wide open surgical exposure as demonstrated above. Preliminary testing with a bent K-wire similar to that demonstrated below inserted through the tip of the finger with a drill has demonstrated adequate "scrubbing" of the joint to allow joint fusion. Jim Hayden TBD Kristy Csavina, Angela Sodemann
34 Micromilling Tool-Wear Monitoring Device (Faculty) Micromilling is a milling process done with endmills of around the same diameter as a human hair, for producing complex metallic parts the size of a fingertip. These complex metallic parts are used by the biomedical industry, in micro-electronics, and micro-optics. Cutting with these extremely small tools introduces numerous challenges. One challenge is the task of measuring the rate of tool wear, a task that is necessary for proper endmill tool design. Currently, this task is accomplished by interrupting the cutting process, removing the endmill from the spindle, and measuring the tool under a microscope. This process is tedious and only allows measurement of instantaneous tool wear, rather than the rate of tool wear. I have proposed a device that will allow the measurement of microendmill tool wear rate by automatically collecting the produced chips with a vacuum process, using a machine vision method to count the number of chips produced, and adjusting the milling feedrate in real-time. I have filed a provisional patent on the device, but I need to prove that the method works in order to fully patent it. If successful, the device can be used to design microendmills with higher tool life, thus reducing the cost of the parts produced by micromilling. Jim Hayden Mechanical, Automation, Manufacturing Angela Sodemann

Human and Environmental Systems

35 Exsomed - 1. Custom Finger Dressing Fingertip injuries comprise a significant proportion of clinical cases seen in emergency rooms, urgent care centers, and hand surgeons offices. Current estimates indicate that 3-6% of all emergency room visits are for patients with fingertip injuries. Treatment alternatives generally include letting fingers heal by secondary intention (no surgical intervention) versus surgical intervention with flaps or skin grafts. These treatments usually do not need to be done on an emergent basis. Data demonstrates that a hydro-colloid materials provide a milieu favorable to regenerative wound healing but there are no current dressings custom designed for fingers. There are other fingertip band-aid type dressings currently available but none are ideal for regenerative wound healing. Our goal would be to design a fingertip dressing made from hydro-colloid material that is designed and packaged specifically for these types of fingertip injuries that can be marketed to emergency rooms, urgent care centers, and doctors offices.
37 Honeywell - Leveraging the Helmholtz-Kohlrausch (HK) Effect in Flight Deck Applications High luminance displays are key to providing sunlight readable cockpit displays. With high luminance also typically comes higher power. Our ability to reduce required display luminance, while maintaining sunlight readable displays provides a significant discriminator for our products. As we move to more advanced display technologies such as LCDs with quantum dot-based backlights or active matrix OLEDs, we may be able to take advantage of effects such as the HK effect to minimize the required certifiable luminance levels and thus reduce overall display power. This project seeks to validate our ability to apply these human factors effects to our future product designs.
38 Mesa Arts Center - ArtPlace Project Mesa's 21st Century Café Society will build an activated and interactive environment and gathering place on the Mesa Arts Center campus – community-designed and addressing questions/themes provided by the community – with a central interactive display and interface enabling on-site creation and expression, and digital sharing of work by artists and community groups. This project will design and build a large rectangular box with five multimedia screens that will enable visitors to exchange and explore visual and performing art, poetry, aspirations and concerns, facilitating a constantly evolving community dialogue. Two of the screens will feature community work created at live interfaces at café tables. The 21st Century Café will also include a Photo Kiosk--not an enclosed booth, but a small vertical kiosk that will house a camera that, once activated by the user, takes photos at set intervals when a motion sensor is triggered. The images will be uploaded automatically onto one of the large screens. An individual or group can capture one image or a series, curating their own mini exhibition or just leaving their likeness as part of the cumulative story of that day's visits. While there will be public art and other features in this space in a Phase II development, the box with multi-media screens, the café table interfaces (and identification of appropriate software) and the Photo Kiosk will form the three major components of this iProject. Mauricio Breternitz Computing S. Sohoni Sohum Shoni
39 AZ Museum for Youth – STEAM Art Project Arizona Museum for Youth (AMY) will be transitioning to become the i.d.e.a. Museum in early 2014. The new museum branding will include a gallery called the Idea Nebula. Within this gallery will be a number of hands-on interactives that provide visitors with informal learning opportunities through self-guided art projects that are based on art-infused STEM educational concepts that will increase exposure to and interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). Museum staff is seeking to collaborate with professors and students at ASU Polytechnic College of Technology and Innovation (CTI) to develop a fun, creative, interactive STEAM art project. The project may include any of a number of technologies, such as computers, programming, animation, 3D printing, optics, projector mapping and so on, to provide an interactive that guides visitors through the creative process and encourages critical thinking and idea exploration that culminates in a creative output of some kind. This project may expose visitors to learning a cutting edge skill that will be useful in their future. But most of all, the project needs to be fun and imaginative.
40 Mayo Clinic - TeleVision Project Objective is to research and evaluate available commercial solutions for eye image capture, then design and develop a proof of concept to capture, process, and communicate high quality cornea photographs to support tele-medicinel and remote diagnostic care research at Mayo Clinic. TBD
41 Fitness By Design - Resistance Exercise Equipment The Resistance bar training system was designed after discovering that a combination of resistance and strength training would reduce and in some cases eliminate tumors in cancer patients in addition to cancer prevention and recovery. Project objective is to develop a proof of concept that will be able to be used for market testing and promotion. TBD