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Big Ideas

Every day, engineering students and faculty at the University of Rhode Island turn big ideas into reality. Meet some of our Big Thinkers and explore how their transformative ideas shape our world.

INNOVATIONS

You can also meet more of our Big Thinkers by reading the college’s magazine, Innovations, which showcases the college’s diverse community of scholars undertaking cutting edge 21st-century research and learning.


Ergonomic Chair Engineering Exercise not a Cardboard Lesson

Ergonomic Chair Engineering Exercise not a Cardboard Lesson

By Angela Marshall - 05/19/2016 Hands-on learning can really bring home a lesson, especially for engineers. This was especially true of an experience students had this semester in ISE 220, where Assistant Professor Gretchen Macht of the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering gave students a lesson in design: building ergonomic chairs — out of […]

URI Engineering Hack­a­Thon Connects Ideas with Reality

URI Engineering Hack­a­Thon Connects Ideas with Reality

By Angela Marshall – December 10, 2015 A limited time frame and budget doesn’t always limit possibilities. The University of Rhode Island hosted it’s first Hack­a­thon event November 13 through 15. Over the course of the three day event, four teams of students were tasked with coming up with solutions to real­-world problems and develop […]

URI Student Engineers think big, improve mobility for children with disabilities

URI Student Engineers think big, improve mobility for children with disabilities

By Angela Marshall – December 9, 2015 Collaboration can jumpstart a great idea and give it real traction. In order to give mobility to their young patients with disabilities, students from the University of Rhode Island Department of Physical Therapy met with counterparts from the College of Engineering. Together, they’re making cars that make children’s […]

Entrepreneurship Minor

College launches Engineering Entrepreneurship Minor

The college launches a minor to blend technology and business to provide engineering undergraduates with the skills needed to become entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders in both start-ups and established companies.

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Smart wristband takes on Parkinson’s

For the 4 million people worldwide with Parkinson’s disease, a smart wristband invented by a team of University of Rhode Island engineering students could let them lead healthier lives.

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Drones, robots and boats

We’re building drones that can monitor algae blooms, self-driven watercraft that collect marine data and boats that race themselves.

Lab-on-paper offers rapid, inexpensive medical diagnostics

Lab-on-paper offers rapid, inexpensive medical diagnostics

A team of University of Rhode Island engineers led by Professor Mohammad Faghri has created a new paper-based platform for conducting a wide range of complex medical diagnostics.

Bluefin AUV

Dive into autonomous subs

Engineering students from across disciplines are exploring the latest in autonomous underwater vehicle design with the help of a real manufacturer.

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Ahmed Fadl: Preventing Disaster at NASA

To keep its rockets and the public safe, NASA turns to URI mechanical engineering graduate Ahmed Fadl (’05 & ’10) who garnered one of the agency’s top employee recognition awards for preventing a disaster.

Smart Cities

Smart cities based on the human nervous system

Thousands of sensors linking critical infrastructure in our cities could make them safer and more enjoyable places to live if three engineering professors have their way.

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