2020 Student Project Showcase

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Student Project Showcase was an online event that spanned several days. Students submitted multimedia projects and judges responded with comments and questions. After a designated period for student creators to respond to the judges, projects were scored and winners in each category were determined.


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    Modeling of Motorcycle Suspension
    (2020 Student Project Showcase, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, 2020-04) Papagianis, Ari; Johnson, Ashleigh; Dziubek, Andrea, Advisor
    This project dives into the workings of suspension geometry on a motorcycle. The modeling can easily be modifies to model a car, ATV, or any kind of vehicle utilizing a spring dampener system. The project focuses on the modeling of suspension components, using newtons laws of motion to create a system of first order differential equations, using multiple numerical methods to solve the system, plotting the results, and showing an animation to give a more visual representation. The project can be accessed by clicking on the following link: https://us-lti.bbcollab.com/recording/2405262109174abe93218343dcb5cb2b
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    Development of Imaging Probes for Fracture Healing Response
    (2020 Student Project Showcase, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, 2020-04) Wah, Sa Lay; McCarthy, Jason, Advisor
    The five primary problems created by bone fractures are bleeding, infection, disproportionate strains, vascular discontinuity, and inability to bear weight. The body goes into the acute phase response (APR) in order to combat these injuries or trauma. The APR in fractures sees the formation of hydroxyapatite crystals, fibrin, and collagen fibers in bone restoration. In this project, imaging probes were made to enable high-resolution near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) images of hydroxyapatite crystals, fibrin, and collagen fibers to monitor the bone healing response.
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    Employment Crisis
    (2020 Student Project Showcase, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, 2020-04) Kolwaite, Ryan; Berardino, Lisa, Advisor
    My presentation consists of a sit-down interview with a local car dealership manager during this troubling time in history. I questioned the manager about problems that have occurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but also on normal days. Meanwhile, I used the opportunity to present my inputs to the difficult situations surrounding their management position.
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    Damped Motion of a charged Particle in Time-varying Electromagnetic Fields
    (2020 Student Project Showcase, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, 2020-04) Miller, Jonathon; Fariborz, Amir, Advisor
    In this project, we study the general 3D mechanics of point charges moving under specific electric and magnetic fields. First, we consider the motion in the absence of any damping forces. In this category, we break down our study into two subcategories of motion under time-independent fields as well as under time-dependent fields (for simplicity of derivations, we assume that the magnitude of time dependencies are small compared with the constant fields, therefore, the electromagnetic induction can be neglected). In each subcategory, we study different situations where electric and magnetic fields are present individually, as well as when combined together. We apply the laws of mechanics and electromagnetism to derive the differential equations of motion, and then work out all details of their solutions step by step using analytical methods as well as numerical and computational techniques by developing codes in Python. For better visualization of the motion, we also develop simulations in which the motion of the charged particles can be visualized in real time. The second category of our investigation involves inclusion of damping forces (both linear as well as nonlinear damping) in which we examine the effects of damping on deformation of the paths that we derived in the first part of our study. In this category, too, we give all details of derivation of the differential equations of motion from the laws of mechanics and electromagnetism, and then work out their solutions step by step. The mathematical complexities, however, are significantly higher and include difficulties of solving a system of nonlinear coupled ordinary differential equations. Therefore, the importance of computational techniques is even more crucial in this category of our investigation than when the damping is absent.
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    Human Resources Interview Project
    (2020 Student Project Showcase, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, 2020-04) Sinisgalli, Carla; Berardino, Lisa, Advisor
    This presentation reports and reflects on an interview I conducted with a Human Resources Director at a local agency. It highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the department as well as recommendations I made based on material from the text - Cascio, Wayne (2016) Managing Human Resources used in my Human Resources Management class this semester.