ECE News Story
Upcoming Maryland Day Highlights
Saturday, April 24, the entire University of Maryland, College Park, campus will be open to the public and the Clark School is offering dozens of demonstrations, hands-on activities and other events for prospective students, alumni and their families.
Highlight from the Department of Civil Engineering
A group of researchers in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering led by Chair Ali Haghani have designed an event-monitoring system based on Bluetooth technology to study the vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Maryland Day 2010. The team will use Bluetooth sensors, developed at the University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Transportation Technology (CATT), to measure the travel time, arrival pattern and walking routes of the visitors on campus. Unlike other traffic-monitoring methods, the Bluetooth sensors operate in a manner that protects the public from potential privacy intrusions. Bluetooth addresses cannot be associated with specific individuals, vehicles or devices. This project expands the application of the Bluetooth technology, which has previously been used for freeway travel time measurement, event monitoring and anonymous pedestrian tracking. Twenty sensors will be used to cover the entrances and major areas of interest on campus.
Other departmental offerings:
Aerospace Engineering: Airplanes, Cars, Trucks, Sailboats, Submarines, and even Hurricanes: We Do It All!
Bioengineering: Respiratory Health
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Poly-Fun with Slime & Colors
Civil and Environmental Engineering: Maryland Water Resources Research Center
Electrical and Computer Engineering: Student-Designed Electric Guitar
Fire Protection Engineering: Fire Lab Demos
Materials Science and Engineering: Magnified Materials
Mechanical Engineering: TERPS Racing
April 20, 2010