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09Mar 2018

Name Prathamesh Deshpande Department Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics Area of research Computational Mechanics of Ultra-strong composites for aerospace applications Abstract Modern aerospace industry thrives on polymer composites for structural applications due to their strength, resistance to corrosion and specifically low weight density. Lightweight parts are essential to improve the efficiency of aircraft which not […]

26Feb 2018

Name Robert Zupko Department Social Sciences Area of research Application of computer modeling to evaluate the sustainability of environmental policy Abstract The Upper Peninsula is a strong candidate for the development of biofuels from logging debris or short rotation crops grown as feedstocks. However, it is unclear what the long term impacts of a biofuels […]

19Feb 2018

Name Prasad Soman Department Materials Science and Engineering Area of research The Role of Grain Boundary Structure and Chemistry in Materials Failure Abstract In this research, attempt will be made to understand contribution of grain boundary structure and chemical composition in grain boundary deformation mechanism. Conventionally, materials failure or strengthening processes are attributed to grain […]

09Feb 2018

Name Saeedeh Ziaeefard Department Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Area of research Autonomous Underwater Gliders and Promoting Robotic in STEM education among middle school students Abstract I have been working in two fields of research. Autonomous Underwater vehicles (AUVs) and Promoting Robotics in STEM education. AUVs help marine scientists to explore the oceans and lakes to collect […]

03Feb 2018

Name Jamie Berger Department Computer Science Area of research Computer Science Education with a special interest in broadening participation of American minorities in computing sciences Abstract Computer Science is a constantly growing field, however, the number of American minorities with careers in STEM is low. American minorities include Black, Latin, and Native American ethnic groups. […]

26Jan 2018

Name Lauren Knop Department Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics Area of research Biomechanics, System Identification, and Robotics Abstract My research studies the relationship between lower extremity muscle activation and the dynamic properties of the human ankle using machine learning techniques. The goal of this work is to better understand ankle modulation during walking to improve […]

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