Yale University President on Innovation

Notes from Woodbridge Hall: Innovation, if you look around you, is everywhere on Yale campus: students work together across disciplinary boundaries on fascinating projects supported by the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design, where a professor of French literature and her students translate Emile Zola’s words into three dimensions and a mechanical engineering class’s project leads to improvements in vaccination delivery in India.

Read more: http://president.yale.edu/speeches-writings/notes-woodbridge-hall/leap-day

Necklace aids child vaccination

Appropriate Technology Design Course Product: Around 1.5 million children die around the world every year from diseases that could be prevented through vaccination. India has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the world at under 60% - well below the World Health Organization's 90% target. But in rural Rajasthan, a simple necklace - which contains a child's vaccination records in a computer chip - is helping boost the numbers protected.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-35655035

Headphones: ENAS 400 Students are "Making It"

The course ENAS 400: Making It, sits at the intersection of design, technology, and entrepreneurship. Taught by Dr. Joseph Zinter, the class started out with making a custom pair of headphones using many of the equipments found in the CEID including but not limited to the milling machine, lathe, laser cutter, 3D printers, sewing machine, hand tools, sheet metal shear, and puncher.

Read more: http://seas.yale.edu/news-events/news/want-custom-pair-headphones-enas-400-students-are-making-it

Design For Sound Health

Startup Launched from Yale CEID: When Ellen Su started at Yale, she planned to major in art and study painting, but got interested in design and sculpture. She supplemented her studies with courses in mechanical engineering and ended up with a degree in art focused on product design. "I think recently there's been a big resurgence in design and design thinking," she says. "I ended up picking courses that I felt were related to what I was doing."

Read more: http://www.courant.com/hometown-heroes/hc-hometown-hero-ellen-su-20160123-story.html

MENG/BENG 404 Wraps Up Another Successful Semester

Co-taught by Dr. Joseph Zinter, assistant director of the Center for Engineering Innovation & Design, and Dr. Jean Zheng, engineering director at the Center for Biomedical and Interventional Technology (CBIT), the course brings together interdisciplinary teams of students to with physicians from the Yale School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital to address unmet clinical needs. This year, the four teams tackled creating realistic patient simulator, reduce pain in bone marrow biopsies, what happens after an organ transplant, and making gall bladder surgeries more efficient. 

Read more: http://seas.yale.edu/news-events/news/more-medical-devices-future-mengbeng-404

Medical Device Design Course Product Development

Since the first human heart transplant nearly 50 years ago, the standard of care for transporting donor organs has changed little. A heart, kidney, or liver is harvested, cleaned, placed in a cooler on ice, and shipped off via ambulance or jet plane. There are fancier transport containers, but they can be prohibitively expensive or too unwieldy to travel long distances. For a particular organ—the intestine—a cooler simply won’t work. A doctor worked with engineering students to find a way to transport intestines for transplant.

Read more: http://yalemedicine.yale.edu/winter2016/features/feature/222247/

Hackathons to Advance MedTech

Over the course of a frenetic weekend in March, five unlikely colleagues—an undergrad, a nursing student, a doctoral candidate, an employee at a marketing startup, and a hospital resident—came together to design a device to help asthma sufferers. Inspired by a keynote speech at a hackathon, the initial group formed over a shared interest in asthma dosing. Rounding out their team at lunch, they then spent the rest of the weekend working like mad to complete their device.

Read more: http://yalemedicine.yale.edu/winter2016/features/feature/222244/

New Artery? We can print that

3D printing holds the promise of bioengineered organs. It offers a new possibility: custom-printed 3D models, which surgeons could handle and experiment with, of the structures that they would later cut, stitch, and screw together.

Read more: http://yalemedicine.yale.edu/winter2016/features/feature/222252/

Salovey heralds strength of Yale entrepreneurship at alumni assembly

“Here’s the bottom line: Every day, everywhere, the entrepreneurial spirit animates Yale. And, importantly, there’s a double bottom line, as that spirit seeks results that have a positive social impact,”  Yale President Peter Salovey ’86 Ph.D. told alumni volunteer leaders in a luncheon address on Nov. 14, during the annual assembly of the Yale alumni association

Read more: http://news.yale.edu/2014/11/17/salovey-heralds-strength-yale-entrepreneurship-alumni-assembly

Yale engineering students learn the science of safe water while improving the lives of others

Environmental Technology in the Developing World, is one of the newest to be offered in Yale’s Center for Engineering Innovation & Design (CEID). Like many CEID courses, Environmental Technology in the Developing World tasks students with improving a real world problem over the course of the semester under the mentorship of an actual “client” who works in the field.

Read more: http://news.yale.edu/2015/11/09/yale-engineering-students-learn-science-safe-water-while-improving-lives-others

The White House recognizes Yale's Undergraduate Aerospace Association

Yale Undergraduate Aerospace Association will be recognized by President Barak Obama at the White House for their work on the optical telescope.  The telescope can see deep space objects and will be programmed  to track objects as they move through the sky. Upon the telescope's completion the team hopes to have educational nights open to the community utilizing the telescope.

Read more: http://seas.yale.edu/news-events/news/yale-undergraduate-aerospace-association-receives-white-house-salute-0

Amy Rockwood and Chris Datsikas Win Student Design Competition Award

Amy Rockwood and Chris Datsikas took third place in a bio-medical engineering design competition for a project they developed in the CEID. Their pitch, a training platform that teaches healthcare providers how to use an external pacemaker in a way that mimics real time feedback, without having to practice on a patient.  CardiSim is a platform that bridges the gap between live teaching and teaching only through lectures and video simulations.

Read more: http://seas.yale.edu/news-events/news/amy-rockwood-and-chris-datsikas-win-student-design-competition-award

Yale Design For America Sets Its Agenda For The Year


Yale Design for America has started working on five new projects to change the world. The design focused undergraduate club is responsible for organizing and implementing several projects that focus on improving the world around us. This year projects range from using Green Engineering in Haiti, to re-designing the tennis ball so that blind students and adults can play the game with family members and friends.

Read more: http://seas.yale.edu/news-events/news/yale-design-america-sets-its-agenda-year

From CEID To India, Khushi Baby Receives $200,000 Grant

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Congratulations Kushi Baby! After receiving a $200,000 grant from the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), Kushi Baby continues to help the children of rural India.

Kushi Baby started as class project in the CEID's “Appropriate Technology in the Developing World" course, co-taught by Dr. Joseph Zinter, assistant director of the CEID, and SEAS Lecturer Bo Hopkins.

The project helps document and record a child's vaccination records in areas like rural India. This allows health workers to know exactly what treatment and attention a child has had or needs at a given point in time.

Read more: http://seas.yale.edu/news-events/news/ceid-india-khushi-baby-receives-200000-grant


Amid the High-Tech of CEID, Coppersmith Demonstrates Centuries-Old Craft

Not far from the laser cutters and 3D printers of the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design, a seventh-generation master coppersmith gave a presentation of his craft Thursday.

Bhalchandra Kadu, part of the Tambat caste that goes back generations, demonstrated the techniques of coppersmithing as they’re practiced in his home city of Pune, India. Kadu was accompanied by Professor Prasad Boradkar of Arizona State University. Together, they have been conducting research on the tradition of making copper utensils and other items from the Pune region.

Read more: http://seas.yale.edu/news-events/news/amid-high-tech-ceid-coppersmith-demonstrates-centuries-old-craft

CEID Summer Fellows Create Website to Narrow Healthcare Gap

SpokenMed, an informational healthcare website developed as part of the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design Summer Fellowship, is up and running and seeking contributors.

The website, developed by students Tiwa Lawal, Joyce Guo and Dhiksha Balaji, serves as a forum and online resource where members of different cultural groups can connect with other people in their community to discuss a broad range of concerns, questions, and experiences. SpokenMed empowers patients of populations that are often left behind in the healthcare system to take the initiative in their health. The information discussed and provided on SpokenMed is information particular to different minorities and cultural groups, but rarely found on other hospital websites. The goal is to reduce healthcare disparities by connecting people and providing more information.

Read more: http://seas.yale.edu/news-events/news/ceid-fellows-create-website-narrow-health-care-gap

A Device for Collecting Data in the Developing World

Recent graduates Gordon McCambridge and Tayo Ajayi are planning the next steps for a data-collecting device they created as part of the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design summer fellowship.

Their invention is a low-cost data-monitoring device with cell phone capability that can send via text message information from the field based on various sensor inputs, such as the temperature and position of vaccines en route.

Read more: http://seas.yale.edu/news-events/news/device-collecting-data-developing-world-0