Lab Exhibits 2020
Every year, as part of Mizzou Engineers’ Week, the College of Engineering invites faculty and graduate students to showcase some of their incredible research as part of our mission to Educate Engineering Leaders. This year our Lab Exhibits are going digital! We will still judge labs and award prizes for first, second and third place. This year’s Lab Exhibits are listed in alphabetical order below.
“Candy Trail” – Optimization
Alpha Pi Mu
Finding the optimal path is a problem that logistics companies around the world face every day. The optimal path results in saving time, money and valuable resources. This game will simulate the shortest path problem by challenging the user to find the optimal path to the end of the candy trail.
Demonstrating Model Rockets using Air and Water Propulsion
Mizzou Space Program | Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Mizzou Space Program will host a rocket demonstration, either with pressurized air or water. Weather permitting, they will demonstrate the engineering displayed with rockets and various forms of power/thrust.
Ecuador Engineering Project
Engineers Without Borders
Engineers Without Borders focuses on low-cost methods to tackle problems in developing areas of the world. Their well demonstration will showcase their current water project in Ecuador, with a demonstration of the methods they are using.
Environmental – Climate Sensors
Andrew Williams, Thakshajini Thaasan, & Damon Hall | Chemical and Biological Engineering
The Aloysius lab exhibit focuses on components of the Water Budget both above and below the earth’s surface through the use of physical watershed and groundwater models. Practical monitoring of the hydrologic cycle through environmental-climate sensors allows forecasting of ever changing conditions on the earth. Understanding a system can help mitigate the human footprint on nature while enhancing the industries of agriculture and natural resources.
Lean 5S – “The Quick Search”
Alpha Pi Mu
Being organized is a major quality to have in life, but especially in a working environment. To showcase the 5S technique of lean engineering, students will be given a packet of three different sheets of paper, each with different levels of “messiness.” The objective of the task is to find numbers in order as fast as possible, starting with 1, 2, 3 and so on. They will be given 30 seconds each round to circle as many numbers as possible.
Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Sensors
Microsystem Research Laboratory | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The Microsystem Research Lab (MRL) encompasses projects such as (1) Micro-electromechanical Systems (MEMS) biosensors for detection of viruses (Zika, and Influenza), foodborne pathogens (Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7), and (2) Lab on-a-chip biosensing devices for detecting malaria, studying red blood cells, and enhancing the ability to defeat camouflage using uncooled infrared detectors for night vision applications.
Presentation of 2019-2020 Formula SAE car and designs
The Formula team will highlight fabrication methods and designs used in the production of the competition formula race car.
This lab will showcase AR and VR projects that we have developed for education and training purposes. The projects include a Virtual Lab developed for engineering online education, an AR Meteorology app for large lecture hall engagement, and a Vive eye tracking project that was developed by students who attended the MIT XR hackathon.
Science Big Data Applications in Cyber Research and Education
Virtualization, Multimedia and Networking Lab (VIMAN Lab) | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Big Data, Cloud Computing, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and Cyber Security research projects will be highlighted with live demonstrations. View how Big Data applications in Visual Cloud Computing, Usable Artificial Intelligence with Chatbots, Social Virtual Reality for special education, and Cyber Security can be transformed within “living labs” of the future. Also, learn how such research is being used in undergraduate/graduate classrooms.
“The Workstation Lego Race” – Workstation Design
Alpha Pi Mu
When up against time, what type of workstation can produce more products? The purpose of this activity is to demonstrate how an organized workstation that is user-friendly is much better for efficiently producing products compared than a station that is not ergonomic. For this activity, it will be a race to see which workstation, ergonomic or not ergonomic, can produce more Lego products based on specific guidelines. Will the station that is not ergonomic be able to produce any parts at all? Will the ergonomic station complete all the manufacturing?
ZouSim – Mizzou Transportation Simulators
Carlos Sun, Praveen Edara, Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, & Sabreena Anowar | Civil and Environmental Engineering
The exhibit showcases the use of transportation simulators (driving, trucking, bicycling, walking, wheeling, and e-scootering) for improving transportation safety, efficiency and sustainability.