Archives—January 2014

Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar

Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar: Speaker: Professor Andrew Swartz, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Topic: “Bioinspired Magnetostrictive Whisker Sensors for Autonomous Bridge Scour Sensing”. This was inspired by the way some marine mammals detect water flow over their bodies.
Thursday, January 23, 2014; 4PM – 5PM; Dow 642

Michigan Tech Researches Feasibility of Drone Use in Transportation

Everyone knows what drones are, right? They have gained visibility for use in military and monitoring applications, but have a wide variety of more ‘friendly’, useful applications here at home, such as helping understand the condition of our transportation infrastructure. They are flying machines, operated for a given purpose either autonomously or remotely, that have uses well beyond their better-known reputation.