QL+ Program Manager:
The Rowan University Mechanical Engineering (ME) Program offers an innovative and student-centered program, incorporating leading-edge educational methods that blend theory with engineering practice. The program provides students with a strong foundation in mechanical engineering science and design, and emphasizes the development of effective communication, teaming skills, and professional responsibility, in preparation for a career in a diverse global workforce.
Throughout the curriculum, students are exposed to mechanical engineering methods using hands-on state-of-the-art experiments, modern computational tools, and problem synthesis and solution approaches. The Mechanical Engineering Program is committed to graduating students that have technical excellence, a commitment to professional responsibility, and lifelong learning skills.
QL+ engineering students from Colorado School of Mines were tasked with finding a solution for a transtibial amputee to minimize the number of times his prosthetic would need to be removed for volumetric adjustment throughout the day. The goal was to produce a simple system that could be utilized within existing prosthetic sockets that could accommodate changes in the volume of the residual limb....
An Army Veteran sustained an injury to his left arm that resulted in a non-functioning (paralyzed) arm. He likes to kayak with one paddle, but he is so strong with his right arm that he usually breaks the adapted paddles he uses. He always carries a regular paddle with him in case that happens. He would like a sturdy 1-handed paddle that does not put too much torque on his wrist.
Background: Our Challenger has been in the Army since 1998 and sustained an injury to his right leg during his tour in Iraq between 2003 and 2004. He was injured when several roadside bombs went off, with the shrapnel severing his lower leg. He now wears a prosthesis after having an amputation above the knee in 2004.