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Wednesday, April 20th
8:50 AM

Engineering a Compact Wind Turbine

Kevin Lemus '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Ilan Lunken, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

8:50 AM - 9:05 AM

In the United States, electricity production from fossil fuels accounts for nearly 25% of greenhouse emissions. The impact of this problem inspired us to construct a lightweight, compactable wind turbine that could give users renewable energy wherever they go. Our current design includes an 8.5 x 8.5 x 2-inch plastic base. This houses the electronics which include five small generators ... Read More

9:10 AM

Using Design Thinking to explore Opportunities, Feasibility, and Experiences

Saanvi Chellikani, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:10 AM - 9:25 AM

Design Thinking is a problem solving process used for innovation and when creating something new. A five step iterative process - empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test - it allows designers to make successful products that satisfy user needs. In this project we explore the process of design thinking through different lenses and contexts. The first context was an environmental setting ... Read More

10:05 AM

Impact of Solar Tracking on Solar Energy-Based Water Purification

Shawn Coutinho, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

Water purification remains one of the permeating questions for humanity throughout history as humans’ need to consume clean water to satisfy their bodily needs hasn’t matched up well with the type of water present on Earth in large quantities as roughly only 1.2 % is safe for human consumption. In recent years, with the continued development of technology, experiments have ... Read More

10:25 AM

Investigating the Structural Integrity of Different Bond Angles in Simple Bridges

Shiraz Baxamusa, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Nick Carter '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Neil Dighe, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

In the past couple of decades, the stances on the perfect truss structure have been widely varied, with new studies popping up every couple of years using new modeling techniques to prove one hypothesis or another. Sometimes, the need for simplicity is a dire one, and research focused on the best structure for a simple bridge is very limited. We ... Read More

Locating Receivers in Three-Dimensional Cartesian Space using SAGA GPS Scintillation and Navsol Data

Aarya Khapre, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites orbit earth and store positional information that is relayed to receivers on earth. Disruptions in the signal can result in changes in the amplitude and phase of the radio waves. These disruptions can be a result of an atmospheric phenomena known as scintillation, which is caused by plasma particles in the atmosphere interacting with the ... Read More

10:45 AM

Designing a Variable Compliance Leg for Soft-Ground Locomotion

Jai Sutaria, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Legged locomotion on soft-ground is essential to designing robots for tasks such as disaster relief and extraterrestrial exploration where the ground may be yielding instead of rigid. In order to have successful legged locomotion on soft-ground, as much energy as possible needs to be conserved. This project aims to conserve this energy by minimizing the penetration depth of a robot ... Read More