October 21, 2017

Baking Cookies With A Solar Oven

Solar grill construction

Photo above: Students Will Peterson (Network Security), Matthew Miller (Network Security) and Marlon Burno (Network Security) work together and design their solar oven. Last week, students constructed solar ovens in Professor’s Jill Brumand’s Sustainability in Practice class. Groups of students from all different disciplines brainstormed ideas and turned their plans into man-made solar ovens. This example of a solar oven was designed by Network Security student Will Peterson. He constructed the box to capture and focus sunlight from multiple angles. The main body was constructed out of plywood and the reflectors are old cabinet doors that we covered with tin foil. They are connected with standard…

Maker Faire New York


UAT is getting involved in Maker Faire this year and the event couldn’t be a more perfect fit for our innovative community of makers, especially students in the Digital Maker and Fabrication degree! What is Maker Faire? It’s called the “Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth.” Maker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Faire gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Makers come to show their creations and share…

Blade Runner Update

Blade Runner at London Olympics

Last month, this blog previewed the 2012 Summer Olympic performance of South African sprint runner Oscar Pistorius, who was set to run in the 400 meter and 4×400 meter relay events. Pistorius and his teammates fared well in the relay, coming in 8th with a time of 3.03.46, a few seconds short of the Bahamian team’s gold-winning 2.56.72. In his solo 400 meters semifinal race, Pistorius ran 46.54, coming in 8th behind eventual gold medalist Kirani James of Grenada. Pistorius will also compete in the 2012 Summer Paralympics, which kick off later this month in London. Watch the 400 meters race…