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This Stevens Institute of Technology Student Got a Head Start in Engineering
Many teenagers take a job at a restaurant or retail store, but Megan Dion got a head start on her engineering career. At 16, she landed a part-time position at FXB, a mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering company in Chadds Ford, Pa., where she helped create and optimize project designs.She continued to work at the company during her first year as an undergraduate at the Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, N.J., where she is studying electrical engineering with a concentration…Source: IEEE SPECTRUM NEWS
High School Students Built This iPhone App for the Visually Impaired
Members of a high school machine-learning club have developed an inexpensive smartphone application for those with low or impaired vision.
Eugene Choi, Raffu Khondaker, Irfan Nafi, and Pranav Ravella are seniors at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, in Alexandria, Va.
“We noticed that the computer-vision field has gotten to a point where it could detect objects with really good accuracy and describe a scene just like a human would,” Choi says. “The immediate application we thought…
Car Crash Prevention System Wins Student $10,000 IEEE Scholarship
Underride car crashes are among the most deadly accidents in Turkey, according to a report by the country’s General Directorate of Highways. The accidents occur when a car collides with the rear or side of a large truck and gets stuck underneath it.
After learning about how fatal the crashes can be from recent news reports, Kerem Bayhan was inspired to develop a technology to help reduce them. Bayhan, who lives in İzmit, Turkey, is set to study medicine this…