Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Above and Beyond the Kitchen

  • Wednesday, November 06, 2013
  • 5:30 PM
  • OEDK Classroom


Topic - Above and Beyond the Kitchen

These events are round table discussions that will highlight ongoing engineering design work of our current undergraduate students. Each evening will focus on a particular theme in engineering. You are invited to come share dinner with the students as they present their design challenge and solutions, and then seek advice about their design projects from seasoned engineers. Between 4-6 design projects will be presented each evening between 5:30–7:30pm in the OEDK Classroom.

These projects are addressing challenges related to the topic.

Dinner will be served.

Featuring the following teams:

IV-DRIP- Intravenous Dehydration Relief in Pediatrics
Continued project from Freshman Design in the fall of 2011. Have received $25,000 in grant funding from NCIIA. The team is developing a business model as well and working on design for manufacturability. Earned 1st place in the NIH NIBIB National Undergraduate Design Competition.

Brittle Bones- R-ARM: Robotic Assistive Reaching Mechanism
Continued project from Freshman Design in the fall of 2011. Have improved and professionalized their product and undergone numerous safety reviews in preparation for passing on to client at Shriner’s Hospital for Children. YouTube video for team has reached 567,000+ views

Saranas-BioImpedance Detection System BioImpedance Detection System Team completed their design project in spring of 2010. One team member proceeded to work with the collaborating cardiologist to start Saranas- a local start-up that has recently won numerous business plan competitions and generated funding to push the technology forward.

Houston, We Have Coffee- Coffee-condiment proportioning system the ISS

Team continued their freshman design project from fall 2012. Recently approached by Advertising agency in Great Britain with interest in their technology

Wheelin’ and Dealin’- Mechanical Wheelchair for Pediatric Arthrogryposis Patient
Team picked up this project during the OEDK summer internship program and felt compelled to be sure it got completed. They are working independently now to meet the needs of a client from the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Rice Pending Gravitation - Electromagnetic Position Sensing in Microgravity
Team of Rice Students who were able to take their independent design project onto the parabolic plane to test in zero gravity in conjunction with NASA

Contact us

Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
Rice University

6100 Main Street MS 390 | Houston, Texas | 77005

Phone: 713.348.OEDK


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