Projects in this bulletin are high impact projects that are currently in need by our students and school of engineering. Students working on these projects are overseen by graduate student advisor, Phuong Truong. Professor Nguyen and other faculty may provide long term advice for the potential avenues for project deployment. Impact for these project include launching your project in course work (ECE 196, etc.), programs, workshops, and more. Students who are creators of the projects have potential employment opportunities as the project launches into various deployment avenues. 
Got work-study credit? Need ECE 198 credit?
Please inquire about potentially being sponsored for the working on the project. By signing up for work-study for the project or receiving ECE 198, you are expected to deliver the following by the end of the quarter:
(1) Technical Documentation of your project
(2) Presentation on the Project
(3) Register to Present at the Innovation Conference
You can receive work-study or ECE 198 credit every quarter until the credits run out or limits are hit. Your work will be supervised by graduate advisor, Phuong Truong.
Math-Centric Engineering Project Series

Description: These are mini-projects that focus on demonstrating and showing how a particular math concept can translate to an engineering project. The goal here is to have a project series that helps students understand math better through a small engineering or physics-based project. These can be short or long depending on the math concept. The our engineering community really needs this so doing something like this really kicks off your involvement and extended impact. If you've ever wondered how PiB ended up being super impactful and influential in our community, it's all about taking up projects like these where there is a tremendous pressing need. Reinforce and extend your mathematical background and engineering skills today.



Description: The name says it all. It's a small form-factor low power quadcopter. Incorporates a lot of controls, aerodynamics, PCB design, integrated circuits, and embedded systems (if you make & document this project well, it CAN potentially go into ECE 196 as a self-contained project kit that teaches embedded programming and controls). Our quadcopter can be based on a CSE course that teaches students how to build a quadcopter (we love this class! See the example. We would like to make this quadcopter into a PiB Project on controls.


SLAM Rover

Description: SLAM is an up-and-coming field for surveillance and on-site monitoring and mapping of surroundings. The goal is to build a small robot that can navigate an environment and report back its environment map. 


Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeNLUW79_-c

Example: https://hackaday.io/projects?tag=sLAM

Example: https://openslam-org.github.io/

Example: http://ais.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/teaching/ss12/robotics/slides/12-slam.pdf

Kinematic Robots (Boston Dynamics)

Description: Kinematic robotics is a control heavy field seeing a rapid growth due to companies such as Boston Dynamics and the rise of machine learning. It is not ready taught in courses and can be a powerful asset for applications of robotics. In this engineering projects, students design a kinematic robot that utilizes controls, self balancing, etc. 

Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX17mcpGfp8 

Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEhJzbhxm8A

Example: https://docs.petoi.com/

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