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I Want One of Those!

Ready Set Steady

Hate restaurant tables that wobble? A student-designed device attaches to such tables to keep them steady. Viewing a potential market of more than 20 million unstable tables, Isabella Caruso ’17, Kahlil D’Souza ’17, Daniel Jackson ’17, Katelyn Jones ’17, and Mariko Whitenack ’17 are pursuing patent protection for their product—which is why we can’t show you their prototype. The group won Spring Term’s Phillip R. Jackson Prize for outstanding performance in ENGS 21: Introduction to Engineering. Their teaching assistant was Brenden Hedblom Th’14.

Ready Set Steady Team
Left to right, Katelyn Jones, Daniel Jackson, Kahlil D’Souza, and Isabella Caruso, all ’17s. Photograph by Kathryn LoConte Lapierre.

Semi-Automatic Thermos Cleaner

Semi-automatic thermos cleaner
Image courtesy of Semi-Automatic Thermos Cleaner team.

More people might use a thermos rather than disposable hot-drink cups if cleaning a thermos was quick and easy. So reasoned the student team that created a thermos-cleaning device that is convenient, efficient, uses less water and energy than washing by hand or dishwasher—and could help cut down on the 7,000 disposable hot-drink cups Dartmouth alone discards every day. Team members Theodore Burt (dual degree), Tom Cheng ’15, Prajan Divakar ’16, Zachary Kratochvil ’16, and Sarah Hammer ’15 won Winter Term’s Phillip R. Jackson Prize for outstanding performance in ENGS 21: Introduction to Engineering. Their teaching assistant was Nina Frankel ’13 Th’14.

For more photos, visit our Student Projects album on Flickr.

Categories: The Great Hall, I Want One of Those

Tags: award, design, patent, projects, students

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