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Research Projects

Check out some examples of undergraduate research projects in action:

Engineering undergrads test astronaut-anchoring device in NASA space challenge

A team of Ohio State engineering students designed a tool for astronauts that could be used on future spacewalks.

The AstroNuts became the first Ohio State team to participate in NASA’s annual Micro-g NExT (Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams) program, in which undergraduate students from across the nation are challenged to propose, design, build and test a tool or device that addresses an authentic, current space exploration challenge. Read more...

Students show off smart city commuter solution in D.C.

Ohio State students presented their HackOHI/O award-winning platform at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Opportunity Project Demo Day in Washington, D.C.

Computer science and engineering majors Bobby Yost and Austin Reifsteck, electrical and computer engineering (ECE) major Andrew Fu, and Chinese and ECE double major Gus Workman make up Team Transity. At October’s student hackathon, HackOHI/O, they tackled a smart city design challenge sponsored by Teradata, a global data and analytics company based in Dayton, Ohio. Read more...

Buckeye engineer forges her own path to success

As soon as she arrived on campus, welding engineering student Joan Lee hit the ground running. She started working as a research assistant for Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Gunjan Agarwal during her first semester as a Buckeye.

Lee continued engaging in research and as she participated in the Research Education for Undergraduates program, working at Ohio State’s Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis. As a part of the inaugural TEK8 program during her sophomore year, she worked to design challenges for middle school students at KIPP Academy. Read more...

Buckeye engineer receives honor, takes one step closer to successful career

Junior honors student Griffin Spychalski has been recognized by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, the most prestigious national award for undergraduate researchers in science, math and engineering.

Spychalski, a biomedical engineering major, gained recognition for this honor as a result of research he conducts with Jonathan Song, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. Their work studies the effect of fluid forces on angiogenesis, the sprouting of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones. Read more...

ECE undergrad wins scholarship for wearable electronic joint monitor

Electrical and computer engineering student Raman Vilkhu received an IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Undergraduate Scholarship for Spring 2017. Under the guidance of Assistant Professor Asimina Kiourti at the ElectroScience Laboratory, Vilkhu designed a wearable electronic monitor that wirelessly tracks recovery periods in patients suffering from joint injuries, such as knees or elbows. Read more...

Ohio State royalty excels in research

One Buckeye engineer is taking the research world head-on with her lab coat—and tiara—in hand. Biomedical engineering student and 2016 Homecoming Queen Preethi Chidambaram is working on a clinical study with Cynthia Roberts, professor of biomedical engineering and ophthalmology, to explore how corneal biomechanics may differ by race. With plans to ultimately study opthalmology in medical school, Chidabaram believes biomedical engineering could be the future of medicine. Read more...

Denman Research Forum honors 14 Buckeye engineers

Fourteen Buckeye engineers were celebrated as undergraduate researchers for their outstanding presentations at the 22nd annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. As one of the largest events of its kind in the country, the Denman Forum gives undergraduate students the opportunity to showcase their research, scholarship and creative activities to the Ohio State community and beyond.