ASME ICE Tour
On April 23, 2022, a group of about thirty students ranging from middle and high school participated in ASME sponsored, Introduction to Cougar Engineering event. The event included a 30-minute tour of the IUCRC BRAIN site at the University of Houston. The lab host, Alexander Steele, with the assistance of Michelle Patrick-Krueger, provided insight into the life of an engineering student and projects the lab is researching. He explained how a novel pediatric exoskeleton would aid in therapy for children, discussed how brain activity is recorded non-invasively using sensors placed on the head, how those signals can be used to control different prosthetics and exoskeleton devices, and demonstrated the self-balancing REX exoskeleton for the group. Afterwards the students were able to ask questions, which ranged from how the robots are built to what life is like as a PhD student.