Each department in the College of Engineering offers hands-on research opportunities for undergraduates. Positions can be paid positions or for academic credit, depending on the program. Below is a brief listing as well as a contact name/Web site for more information.
The MSCBLat Notre Dame partners with the local HealthWorks! Kids’ Museum to develop an interactive activity aimed at teaching children about cardiovascular risk factors, disease and treatments. As part of this effort, the summer project consisting of designing a simplified portable circulatory flow loop that will include the main heart components (atria, ventricles, valves), the major arteries and veins, and the major organs. Air bubbles produced by an aquarium air pump will help visualize the flow through the different components. The modular aspect of the design will permit viewing of the isolated/combined effects of different cardiovascular conditions on the flow through the manipulation of the pump frequency (to simulate tachycardia), the introduction of a constricted valve (to simulate valvular stenosis), or a constrained tube (to simulate atherosclerosis). The device will be used in the future to demonstrate how therapies can restore function by letting the children manipulate the loop components and observe the motion of the flow through the system.
Interested students should be majoring in aerospace or mechanical engineering (with interests in biomechanics, biofluids and biology), have previous research experience, and be able to commit to the project for two semesters. Contact Assistant Professor Sucosky at Philippe.Sucosky@nd.edu.
Additional information about student research opportunities in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering can be found at http://ame.nd.edu/undergrad/UndergradRes2.html.
For a listing of research opportunities in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, visit http://cbe.nd.edu/undergrad/research.cfm.
This research project has three objectives: 1) to
research, design, develop, and implement an online data
management system that will enable disaster response agencies to be more effective and efficient in
serving the community when responding to disasters and emergencies, 2) to explore all of the possible capabilities of online databases and increasingly popular smart phones that are GPS, web, and mapping enabled, and 3) to facilitate a wider use for such systems within such emergency management agencies.
Technologies involved include PHP, SQL,
Contact Professor Madey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a listing of research opportunities in the Department of Electrical Engineering, visit http://xml.ee.nd.edu/undergrad/ugresearch.html.