This project took advantage of three convergent trends: the emergence of low-cost 3D design software and fabrication, the increasing adoption of the “lean startup” approach in modeling new ventures, and the economic cost of healthcare in the U.S. is development of alternative, affordable services and products to provide access for both served and un-served patient populations.
The intent of the project was to create a radio telescope capable of mapping hydrogen in the galaxy and teaching young, aspiring astronomers how different (non-optical) types of telescopes are constructed.
Each year for the past five years, sophomore engineering students at James Madison University work to design and build human-powered vehicles for a community member with needs very different from their own as a result of cerebral palsy.
Rev, Ithaca Startup works, is a new business incubator located in downtown Ithaca, New York. Rev, is a joint project of New York State and three local schools of higher education, Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Tompkins Cortland Community College