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Wednesday, April 21st
9:10 AM

Design and Experimental Study of Bio-Inspired Surgical Needle

Rosario Picone '21, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:10 AM - 9:25 AM

Brain biopsy procedures are vulnerable to complications such as tissue scarring, damage, inflammation, and deflection caused by surgical needles. A large insertion force is found in the incompatibilities with tissue properties and needle geometry design, which in return causes unintended complications to the patient. An insect’s stinger is able to penetrate a wide array of tissues with minimal pain due ... Read More

Plausibility of Using Solar Energy for Water Purification

Shawn Coutinho '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:10 AM - 9:25 AM

Water purification has been one of the permeating questions for humanity throughout history as humans need to consume fresh water to satisfy their bodily needs hasn’t matched up well with the type of water present on Earth in large quantities. In recent years, experiments have been conducted as far as efficient automation of the water purification process goes with varying ... Read More

9:30 AM

Water Purification for the Developing World

Grace Smith '21, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Arthur Wang '21, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

In many communities around the world, people have no option but to drink from contaminated water sources, resulting in 3.4 million deaths annually. Our goal was to reduce this number by creating filters to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria while maintaining a 2L/hr filtration rate to sustain a family in the developing world. Sections of white pine boughs, approximately 2.5-4 cm ... Read More

10:05 AM

Designing a Virtual Shopping Robot

Tanav Karnik '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Grayson Pacourek '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

The COVID-19 Pandemic has created opportunities for the development of new approaches to routine activities. Even after the pandemic ends, virtual alternatives to past in-person chores and errands will prove efficient and time saving. With robots becoming more and more advanced, they can be used to replace in-person activities that could be potentially dangerous or less favorable to the participants. ... Read More