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In class 2.00b, Toy Product Design, offered by MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, first-year students get hands-on engineering and product design experience while developing a prototype for a new toy.
Jeehwan Kim, associate professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, is using his background in materials science to build a physical neural network and produce cheap semiconductor wafers – technologies that could help bring the artificial intelligence power of super computers to handheld devices.
MechE students use their knowledge of mechanical engineering to design an improved walker for 9-year-old Lilly and gain new perspective about how assistive technologies can improve the lives of others in the process.
PhD candidate Peter Godart '15, SM '19, PhD has developed a device that uses aluminum debris to power desalination and generate electricity after natural disasters.
MechE students Smita Bhattacharjee, Jessica Xu, and Nisal Ovitigala won the $10,000 Juried Grant at the 2020 IDEAS Awards Ceremony for TILT, a universally adaptable wheelchair attachment.
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