Financial Incentives for Wheelchair Accessible Airplanes
This student team created a budget impact model that shows that a wheelchair spot on a plane should not be perceived as an expense and loss of revenue due to one less seat in the cabin, but instead could be a cost savings. To accomplish this the team explored a number of factors including tarmac turn-time savings, loss of revenue for the 80% of wheelchair users not traveling (and their families), cost to replace or repair damaged wheelchairs, legal fees associated with current airline wheelchair practices, negative viral posts/media related to wheelchair damage or mistreatment of people with reduced mobility, and more.
Assistant Teaching Professsor,
Industrial & Systems Engineering
Developing a synthetic railbelt power system model
A team of electrical and chemical engineering graduate students on a capstone project focused on developing a synthetic power system model of Alaska’s Railbelt transmission system.
Third annual Boeing capstone
Students earned their wings during a spring quarter capstone project undertaken in partnership with Boeing. Fittingly, they worked on a novel design for a wingtip end cap that was produced using 3D printing.
Students design a rover to help fish
As part of an industry capstone project, engineering students created a rover to inspect sewer pipes and culverts for damage that may prevent fish migration.