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We are now rolling into the second half of our semester on-ground. Thanks to our students and the university, we have been able to stay on-ground and use our IDEA Lab to the fullest from classes, workshops, to fun events. Thanksgiving will mark our end of on-ground classes with few... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at SHU Engineering
We have successfully finished our third week into our semester. Obviously, we had some hick-ups with few COVID positives on campus but majority of our classes were held in-person. It is challenging to teach and learn in these times but our professors and students have been very flexible and accommodating.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2020 at SHU Engineering
It has been a crazy Spring semester and busy Summer but finally we are here and started our Engineering classes, all on-ground. We are being flexible for those who wanted to join classes remotely. Thankfully, our IDEA Lab studio area is big enough to accommodate students with social distancing and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2020 at SHU Engineering
We have been working on our flyer for Engineering and finally had a version we are comfortable with. Enjoy: Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2020 at SHU Engineering
After a long break, EngiNews is back! Enjoy reading the Fall 2019 issue. Thank you Jillian and Sarah for content and graphics. Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2020 at SHU Engineering
Now that we named our engineering lab as the IDEA (Innovate Design Engineer Apply) Lab and had a successful grand opening, it is time to get going with our several projects. See video below: Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2020 at SHU Engineering
We have been quiet for a while as we were very busy setting up our Quanser Autonomous Vehicles Research Studio. This innovative lab space will allow us to use drones and ground robots in our engineering curriculum for IoT, embedded systems, programming, and system design and integration overall. We already... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2019 at SHU Engineering
We have been busy setting up our makerspace. Our equipment have all been purchased and almost all of them were received or on their way. You can see the equipment list here. We are already running classes in the space; explorations class, digital circuit design, signal processing, capstone project, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2019 at SHU Engineering
We are very excited to have started the semester in our new makerspace. Read more below what this space means to us and how it will be utilized: SHU Makerspace is a 11,000 sqft prototyping lab that facilitates a transdisciplinary, problem-based, community engaged innovation environment through digital fabrication and advanced... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2019 at SHU Engineering
Nowadays we are quite excited to work on transforming our drones into hovercrafts. Turning 3d flying experience into a semi 2d platform has been fun. See our below Instagram posts. We bought some commercial hovercrafts and used them to play hockey/soccer game. We are also in the process of building... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at SHU Engineering
This past week was full of events. We co-hosted the Data Diode Day, where our students proposed using the data diodes in health industry, a physical data security platform. Photos can be accessed here. Prof. Kaya was excited to meet FRU-D, a smart robot by Advanced Robot Solutions. We look... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at SHU Engineering
SHU Engineers were on Spring break this past week. We were happy to announce our first summer drone academy for high school students. Looking forward to working with them this summer. We are also getting ready for our admitted student day next weekend. Exciting times as we welcome our prospective... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2019 at SHU Engineering
SHU Engineers had a great week with lots of external interactions. We hosted Sikorsky engineers on campus. Our panel room was filled with several students, some having to stand. Hearing from industry engineers and HR managers was helpful for our students to understand what is expected of them. We have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2019 at SHU Engineering
It has been a while since the last post. Our excuse is that we have been SUPER busy. In short: 1. We ran a science olympiad invitational with 21 middle and high school teams. The west campus was electrifying with 400+ people. We look forward to running this event again... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at SHU Engineering
It was an amazing Friday at the makerspace last Friday (Oct 19) where 6 engineering and business student teams presented their solutions to engineering challenges prompted by the Connecticut Technology Council. 2 teams were selected to represent SHU Engineering at the state-wide competition on November 15, which will be held... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at SHU Engineering
SHU Engineers had an eventful week. We hosted BU 121, Introduction to Business students in our makerspace. While they were trying to come up with some business ideas, our engineering students helped them as consultants. It was fun. We look forward to working on their project ideas. We had our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at SHU Engineering
SHU Engineers started their busy semester with the goal of running a total of 22 events in one academic year. After our welcome week fair (#1) and Westport Senior Home visit (#2), we hosted a cybersecurity event (#3) on how secure a password could be. Almost 20 participants enjoyed the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2018 at SHU Engineering
This was an exciting and meaningful week for us as SHU Engineers visited Westport Senior Home to demonstrate our drones and robot cars. This was by far the most enthusiastic crowd we had. Our Engineers were bombarded with quality and smart questions. Seniors had the opportunity to try our virtual... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at SHU Engineering
After a busy summer, we finally welcomed the new semester. 7 new engineering students joined our exciting group of SHU Engineers. We are all very excited to run our 22 academic year events, which started with our Welcome week event with drones, button making sessions, and our Rapsberry Pi gaming... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2018 at SHU Engineering
SHU Engineers are very proud to have published the very first issue of the SHU EngiNews, our 2-page newsletter about all our Engineering activities. We have been busy at our makerspace over the summer. Check our Instagram at shuengineering. Here is our newsletter: Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at SHU Engineering
It has been quite a busy few months for SHU Engineers. We have been getting ready for the Westport Makerfaire, Connecticut's largest community event (13,500 attendees this year to be exact!). SHU Engineering was one of the named attractions at the event with "Game of Drones." We had our drone... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at SHU Engineering
As a part of our fundraising for Notre Dame High School Stem Club, we did our first event. It was a lot of fun. Besides 8 small tents with obstacles made by SHU Engineers, Prof. Kaya took the challenge of building his own big tent. With Gabe the SHU Engineeer... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2018 at SHU Engineering