Engineering students develop high-tech motorcycle safety device
Cars today increasingly are equipped with advanced technologies like automatic braking and blind spot detection. Why not develop something that increases the safety for motorcyclists too? That’s how two recent engineering graduates came up with Jacket360, a motorcycle safety device that has received wide recognition recently at business pitch competitions.
Entrepreneurial engineer wins $10,000 award for software program
WMU mechanical engineering graduate student and student entrepreneur Joshua Teo was fast out of the gate. The Starting Gate, that is. Teo was awarded $10,000 in the second annual Brian Patrick Thomas Entrepreneurial Spirit Award for his invention of Durabilika, an interactive cloud-based durability analysis software program called FatigueNet. The award is presented annually to a company involved in Starting Gate, WMU's student business accelerator, which provides a fast-track to launching a business.
WMU's research on safety of older drivers garners national recognition
A recently completed research project on the “Evaluation of Michigan’s Engineering Improvements for Older Drivers” has been selected as one of the top 16 transportation research projects in the nation for 2016. The research was funded by the Michigan Department of Transportation and was completed in 2015.