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University of Rochester Students Showcase Innovative Solutions

April 29, 2013

Seniors at the University's Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have been spending much of the school year in problem-solving mode. In many cases, the students have been partnering with local companies and institutions over the past year to solve real-world engineering problems in the fields of medicine, alternative energy, optics, communications, and more.

Their innovations will be on display Thursday, May 2 from 10 1 p.m. in the Munnerlyn Atrium of Robert B. Goergen Hall during the annual Hajim School Design Day.

Two of this year's project teams, UV Swarm and URead Braille, will be among the 30 teams from 18 universities competing in the second annual Cornell Cup USA engineering competition next week at Walt Disney World, FL. UV Swarm's innovation makes use of a robotic system and ultraviolet light to sterilize hospital floors, wrestling mats, and astro turf. URead Braille aims to create a prototype display for a table top device that acts as a screen reader for the blind, converting pdf files to Braille.