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I Regret To Inform You That Your Private Information Has Been Compromised

Savannah Cragin : Media Studies Summer 2019

Privacy is one of the central issues of our time. All things being equal, we assume that most people prefer privacy; it is a foundational right enshrined in the “penumbras” of the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, and 14th amendments of the U.S. constitution as well as in several state constitutions (including those of California, Massachusetts, and Washington) and the... Read More

Modeling and Testing of Eco-friendly Piezoelectret Sensor for Anthropocentric Pressure Measurements

Danielle Diaz : Mechanical Engineering Summer 2019

The ability to measure vibrations is a vital engineering problem. From measuring pulse for health diagnostics to sensing pressure on a touch screen for a smart phone, the applications vary far and wide. In our group we study the use of polymer-based devices called piezoelectrets to measure pressure signals for a variety of applications. Our microfabricated polymer... Read More

Understanding Defensive Strategies: The Consequences of Losing Legs in Daddy Long-Legs

Nicholas Fujii : Molecular Environmental Biology Summer 2019

One crucial topic in ecology is understanding how animals respond to environmental pressures. My research aims to study the behavioral ecology of animal defenses in an evolutionary biology framework. Specifically, this project focuses on voluntary release of legs by arachnids. Although beneficial in the short term, this behavior can carry important negative... Read More

Laboratory Earthquakes: Direct Observation of Stick-Slip Fault Behavior

Connor Geudeker : Civil Engineering Summer 2019

Laboratory seismology uses a scale-model approach to complement the wealth of research on in situ earthquakes that cannot be observed directly. A simple mechanical system applies shear stress to two blocks with a roughened interface, such that it produces stick-slip behavior with energy signatures matching in situ earthquakes. Lab scale seismic sensors allow us to... Read More

Connected Smart Hospitals Enabled by Visible Light Communication

Soumil Jain : Intended Economics/Data Science/MCB Summer 2019

What makes a “smart” building “smart”? Does a “smart” building or space trigger behavioural changes in users and their interactions with the space? Transformation in health and medicine calls for innovation and integration of information science and engineering approaches to revolutionize healthcare delivery systems, including high-performance wireless communication... Read More

Undergraduate Research in Biology Built on Students’ Own Funds of Knowledge

Nancy Jauregui : Social Welfare Summer 2019

The aim of this project is to develop, implement, and assess a new model for undergraduate involvement in research, targeting first and near-first generation to college STEM majors who attend community colleges. First-generation college students are only slightly underrepresented in terms of initial STEM enrollment, but much less likely to complete their degree. Near-... Read More

The Hydrological Legacy of Sugar Planting in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Alexandra Langer : History Summer 2019

 Present-day residents of St. Croix (Crucians), many of whom are descendants of enslaved Africans, regularly... Read More

Understanding Defensive Strategies: The Consequences of Losing Legs in Daddy Long-Legs

Palveen Sekhon : Molecular Environmental Biology Summer 2019

One crucial topic in ecology is understanding how animals respond to environmental pressures. My research aims to study the behavioral ecology of animal defenses in an evolutionary biology framework. Specifically, this project focuses on voluntary release of legs by arachnids. Although beneficial in the short term, this behavior can carry important negative... Read More

Perception of Spatial Design in Healthcare Facilities Using an Immersive Experience

Emma Tao : Computer Science Summer 2019

Are you excited by Virtual Reality (VR) and Immersive Experiences (IE)? Do you like 3D modeling and simulations of the built environment? How about preparing content to set up a lab experiment involving aspects from all of these? Virtual Reality (VR) is an interactive three-dimensional computer-generated experience that takes place within a simulated environment that... Read More

Laboratory Earthquakes: Direct Observation of Stick-Slip Fault Behavior

Nikolay Velkov : Civil Engineering Summer 2019

Laboratory seismology uses a scale-model approach to complement the wealth of research on in situ earthquakes that cannot be observed directly. A simple mechanical system applies shear stress to two blocks with a roughened interface, such that it produces stick-slip behavior with energy signatures matching in situ earthquakes. Lab scale seismic sensors allow us to... Read More

Modeling and Testing of Eco-friendly Piezoelectret Sensor for Anthropocentric Pressure Measurements

Yuniba Yagues : Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering Summer 2019

The ability to measure vibrations is a vital engineering problem. From measuring pulse for... Read More

I Regret to Inform You That Your Private Information Has Been Compromised

Seth Zhao : Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Summer 2019

 Privacy is one of the central issues of our time. All things being equal, we assume that most people prefer privacy... Read More