Topic: engineering physics
Fred Wietfeldt, professor and chair of physics and engineering physics, has been awarded an $8.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation — the largest ever direct NSF award to Tulane.
Engineering physics senior Kate Scalet, and graduates Elliot Lorenz, Austin Wolf and Brock Headen were finalists in a NASA competition for design concepts that allow the expansion of human space exploration, including short-term stays and scientific operations on planetary bodies. The team’s project: a mobile cube that “blooms” into a flower-like shape when deployed and is intended to provide communication capabilities, power generation, energy storage and multipurpose storage on the moon.https://tulane.it/nasa-competition-2022
“Make 48” Team
A group of Tulanians competed in the APT/PBS reality show “Make 48,” a MakerSpace-inspired show in which student teams have 48 hours to plan, prototype and pitch a new commercial product idea to a panel of judges. The team, called The Big Easy, consisted of Kyra Rubinstein, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering, Matthew Nice, a biomedical engineering graduate, Luke Artzt, an engineering physics graduate, and Jesse Williams, a School of Architecture graduate.https://tulane.it/make-48-team