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A track is a general category of projects to which a student project may belong. Tracks are helpful for students seeking project membership in that they provide a way to look for a project in an area, but without knowing the specific projects. Tracks of projects are generally correlated with the various concentrations and options offered through the departments in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at RIT.

Biomedical Systems and Technologies Track

These projects should generally be of interest to students enrolled in the bioengineering or biomedical options within their departments, or having an interest in applying engineering upon the foundation of the biological sciences.

Students in the following programs will likely be interested in this project track

Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering Option
Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Option

To learn more about projects in the Bioengineering and Assistive Devices area, email Dr. DeBartolo.

Vehicle Systems and Technologies Track

These projects should be of interest to students in the Automotive or Aerospace options, or with an interest in land and sea vehicles, aeronautical systems, aircraft design, lauch & recovery vehicles, spacecraft, water craft, under-water craft, trucks, cars, trains, inter-modal transportation and logistics, materials handling, forklifts, etc. Also included here are things like IC engines, Fuel Cells, dynamometry, suspension systems, etc.

Students in the following programs will likely be interested in this project track

Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering, Automotive or Aerospace Option
Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering

To learn more about projects in the Vehicle Systems and Technology area, email Dr. Nye.

Autonomous Systems and Controls Track

These cross-cutting projects deal with the hard ware and software of systems, modeling, controls, sensors, actuators, algorithms, etc. Students working in this track may also have an interest in one of the other applications oriented tracks. Systems and controls generally includes projects which are intended to have applications across the other tracks.

Students in the following programs will likely be interested in this project track

Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

To learn more about projects in the Systems and Controls area, email Prof. Slack.

Energy and Sustainable Systems Track

These projects will generally be of interest to students in the Energy and Environment Option, students in the Sustainable Design minor, or taking the public policy minor from the College of Liberal Arts, etc. Projects include small and large scale energy production and utilization systems, projects for third world application, and projects which are focused on product stewardship issues such as recycling, re-use, and re-manufacturing.

Students in the following programs will likely be interested in this project track

Electrical Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering, Energy & The Environment Option
Minor in Sustainable Design

To learn more about projects in the Sustainable Products and Systems area, email Dr. Stevens.

Printing and Imaging Systems Technologies Track

These projects should be of interest to students doing a minor in Imaging Science, or with an interest in imaging and printing systems. This track consists of projects that involve the development of printer or imaging systems or subsystems, hardware that supports the development of printer and imaging systems, or projects that support hardware development for use in imaging and color science.

Students in the following programs will likely be interested in this project track

Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Option
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Imaging Science
Minor in Imaging Science

To learn more about projects in the Printing and Imaging Systems area, email Dr. Esterman.

Process Innovation Track

These projects will generally be of interest to students in Industrial & Systems Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Projects involve computer integrated manufacturing and robotic systems, lean manufacturing and associated processes, machining, tooling, and fabrication technologites. Students in the following programs will likely be interested in this project track

Industrial and Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

To learn more about projects in the the Manufacturing Processes and Fabrication area, email Prof. Kaemmerlen.

Entrepreneurship and Business Development Track

These projects will be of interest to students in all disciplines. Projects may be initiated by students, faculty, or local entrepreneurs. Opportunities exist to partner with the RIT Incubator.

To learn more about projects in the the Manufacturing Processes and Fabrication area, email Mr. Smith.

EDGE Development Track

These projects are associated with the underlying Engineering Design Guide and Environment. During AY2008-09, two software engineering teams worked on EDGE development and enhancement. During AY2009-10, we expect additional software engineering teams at the undergraduate and graduate level to assist with further developing the EDGE infrastructure. If you have suggestions and capabilities that you would like to see future SE teams consider, please email Dr. Hensel.