Fall 2012

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  • Dean's word: Innovation by design

    Step into room 122 of Hesse Hall on a weekday afternoon, and you're likely to see more than 100 freshmen building-and then bending, melting and even breaking-their own product prototypes.

  • Rerouting behavior

    Associate professors of civil and environmental engineering Raja Sengupta and Joan Walker created the Quantified Traveler app to quantify what influences travel behavior and to encourage more sustainable travel.

  • A new loo

    In response to a challenge posed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop toilets that are clean, affordable and sustainable for the 2.5 billion people who lack access to modern latrines, engineering professor Kara Nelson and postdoctoral student Temitope Ogunyoku designed a new loo.