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Engineering Projects in Community Service

Engineering Projects in Community Service

2017 - 2018

Funded by a Peter McPhee Student Award, I organised the inaugural Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program at The University of Melbourne. This program assembled a group of 10 students passionate about community issues to put their engineering and design skills to use. As part of this program, the team developed the “Rainbow Box”, a low-cost multi-sensory toy for children with autism.

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Developing STEM skills using Arduinos and heart rate variability analysis

Developing STEM skills using Arduinos and heart rate variability analysis

Emerson Keenan, Mehrnaz Shoushtarian, Chandan Kumar Karmakar, Marimuthu Palaniswami
2018

Funded by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and IEEE Victorian Section, we developed a workshop for teaching STEM skills by analysing biolectrical signals using the Arduino platform. As part of this workshop, students learn about a mixture of biology, electrical engineering and software development through the topic of heart rate variability analysis.

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