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Student Scholars' Expo and WebcastSteve on 01 May 2009 01:40 pm

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The Collaboratory Communications Group: Wireless Enabled Remote Co-presence (WERC)
Adelani Osunsakin, Jason Shortall

WERC consists of an assistive technology that enables an Asperger client to communicate with a remote coach, so as to increase the employability and independent living potential of the client.

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Student Scholars' Expo and WebcastSteve on 01 May 2009 01:17 pm

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The Collaboratory Microeconomic Development Group: The Zambia Paper Project
Laura Grovatt, Shannon Martin, Lindsay Mehringer

This presentation will focus on the implementation of a sustainable paper-making and tie-dye small business enterprise focused on improving the standard of living for the local people of Choma, Zambia.

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Student Scholars' Expo and WebcastSteve on 01 May 2009 12:59 pm

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Words from the President
Kim Phipps

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IPC and Student Scholars' Expo and WebcastSteve on 01 May 2009 11:54 am

Thanks for watching this morning’s presentations. It’s lunch time right now; we will resume live webcasting at 1:00 PM.

IPC and Student Scholars' Expo and WebcastSteve on 01 May 2009 11:27 am

The Engineering IPC Presentation Webcast is in progress!

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Biodiesel: Methanol Recovery Project
Jacob Munson

This project aims to make biodiesel production more sustainable and economically viable by recovering unused methanol from waste glycerin. We constructed a reflux column still to boil off, then condense, methanol from waste glycerol. Purity of the recovered methanol is critical to its reuse in biodiesel production. The remaining glycerin was tested as a fire starter and soap product. Further research and experiments will create a methodology to recovering methanol and its recycling.

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IPC and Student Scholars' Expo and WebcastSteve on 01 May 2009 10:55 am

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Disabilities Resources Electric Tricycle Brake System Redesign
Levi Mattas, Charity Oresic

Due to their lack of strength to apply brakes, riders of the electric trike rely solely on the automated braking system. The current braking system has an unreasonable stopping distance which creates a safety issue. Focusing on three braking variables — the force, the braking surface area, and mechanical application type — we researched and then tested a number of possible solutions. From this work, we determined an effective braking solution.

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IPC and Student Scholars' Expo and WebcastSteve on 01 May 2009 10:28 am

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Brushless DC Motor Rear Wheel Hub Integration
Peter Shenk, Timothy Stocker, Joshua Zimmerman

More efficient ways of transportation are needed for the future. The goal of our project was to integrate a highly efficient electric motor into the rear hub of a motorcycle and test it to ensure all specifications were met. Mounting a motor in a motorcycle hub requires precision machining and balancing. Custom plates and adapters were carefully made to insure that the motor would work properly.

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IPC and Student Scholars' Expo and WebcastSteve on 01 May 2009 09:59 am

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Uniform Tricycle Frame Redesign
Andrew Betteridge, Brant Copen, Jonathan Hollinger

The team redesigned the tricycle frames currently manufactured in Burkina Faso. They utilized finite element analysis to compare possible frame redesigns and chose one in which the rear wheels are cantilevered, greatly reducing the frame weight. This utilizes an innovative design for the wheel support requiring additional analysis and testing. The design features more user-friendly elements, including an adjustable reclined seat, easy battery access, and interchangeability for either hand or electric power.

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IPC and Student Scholars' Expo and WebcastSteve on 01 May 2009 09:32 am

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Electric Motorcycle Power and Battery Management via Microprocessor-based Circuitry
Matthew Ayre, Amy Bowie, Brice Farrell, Paul Gustafson

Using a microprocessor and additional circuitry, our team designed a system to monitor a new Lithium-Ion battery pack and developed an original algorithm to control the drive motor for an electric motorcycle. The custom microprocessor-based system is the main step in an upgrade to an in-hub brushless DC motor and a higher voltage power source. This, along with a lightweight Kevlar battery cradle, will increase the efficiency and improve the handling of the motorcycle.

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IPC and Student Scholars' Expo and WebcastSteve on 01 May 2009 09:17 am

The Engineering IPC Presentation Webcast is in progress!

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Introductory Remarks
Don Pratt, Professor of Engineering

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