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Evening of Innovation

The Stony Brook University Innovation Lab hosted an Evening of Innovation event on October 19, 2016. 

By: Michaela Christman
Last Updated: October 26, 2016

The Stony Brook University Innovation Lab hosted an Evening of Innovation event on October 19, 2016.  The event, sponsored by Fidelity Investments, was a collaboration between the many groups on campus that provide innovative ideas at Stony Brook University. 

Attendees were able to network and explore the showcase to understand some of the highlights that are happening around campus. 

 

Presenters included: 

Phillip Baldwin, Assistant Professor in the Media Arts. Baldwin displayed echoencephalographs (EEGs), virtual realities and human interfaces. 

Margaret Schedel, Assitant Professor of Composition and Computer Music. Schedel displayed a video game designed for the Smithsonian Deep Carbon Institute, intended to bring attention to the deep carbon cycle.

Anurag Purwar of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook and Stony Brook University Graduate demoed several robots. 

Dr. Patricia Mele and Sean Cavanaugh from Stony Brook Medicine  displayed a new innovative simulation device to train doctors on how to better help patients. 

Professor Gerrit Wolf and MBA students from the Technological Innovations course showcased real-world projects they're working on with clients. These projects showcased the interaction of invention and entrepreneurship. 

Chris Conrad demonstrated the CEVTA, a device used to eliminate exhaust turbulence from vacuum cleaners. Conrad displayed a video of this, as well as a live display of these features. 

SBU's Global Innovation Team demonstrated the project they're working on in Northern Kenya to collect and clean bio-waste that exists in contaminated local waters.

Judy Chen, Larry Lai and Tas Seekaew, the 2016 Hackfeat winners, displayed their prototype human hand simulator at the Evening of Innovation. 

Attendees were able to see the prototype in action as well as witness the full functionality of the simulator. The hand simulator moves with a motion of the fingers and has the full functionality of a real human hand. Attendees were able to see the prototype in action as well as witness the full functionality of the simulator. 

The mission of the Stony Brook University Innovation Lab is to inspire minds to think, create and innovate at Stony Brook University and Beyond.

For a complete list of major stakeholders in the Stony Brook University Innovation Lab visit the Innovation Lab website: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/innovation/about/stakeholders.html

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