• Baylor engineering students’ creativity leads to devices for veterans and disabled

    Baylor students serve veteransI love these stories of Baylor students putting what they learn in the classroom to work serving others…

    Over the past year, 19 Baylor engineering students worked with nursing and engineering students at the University of Detroit-Mercy to design, build and deliver devices that met specific needs of three disabled veterans; a fourth team worked to develop a car seat that would be easier on disabled mothers. The yearlong projects were sponsored by the Kern Family Foundation to promote teamwork between universities and to encourage an entrepreneurial mindset among engineering students.

    Last month, some of the Baylor students got to travel to Detroit and deliver their products to the veterans in person. Those projects included a pressure-sensing cushion that alerts a paraplegic person to change positions to prevent ulcers, a bed mattress with an automatic bedpan, and a specialized walker.

    The Baylor engineering students contributing to the projects include May 2013 graduates Cason Cole, Tara Davis, Ray Dudgeon, Christopher Duncan, Trevor Hogoboom, Lauren Hurley, Gabrielle Lalou, Miles Landry, Jared Milhoan, Blake Niccum, Katie Pyron, Adam Rogg, Paige Slavik, Stephen Warner and Kelby Villarreal, and seniors Rob Jochetz, Kyle Martin, Arryss Mills and Rebekah Pflieger.

    Sic ’em, Baylor engineering!

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