Adding Feathers to a SpaceX Rocket

Each year many Mudd students participate in clinic, a program designed to fulfill Mudd’s mission statement of teaching engineers and scientists who are aware of their ability to change and improve the world around them. Clinic brings together companies who have a problem they would like solved and groups of Mudd students who have the skills to explore and solve the problems. Projects vary greatly in both purpose and scope, but all of them give students a chance to apply the concepts they’ve learned in the classroom to real-world projects and learn new things too. One of the many companies … Continue reading Adding Feathers to a SpaceX Rocket

The Future of Biomedical Research in Professor Orwin’s Lab

About fifty thousand people each year in the United States experience corneal hazing, the impairment of vision by scar tissue on the cornea. Also occurring in staggering numbers, traumatic brain injuries affect about two million people yearly worldwide. In order to decrease those numbers, Professor Orwin and her lab have been working on two major projects involving injured cells in the body. One project focuses on rehabilitating injured cornea cells, and the other looks at brain cells damaged from the inflammatory response triggered after brain damage. For the cornea team, the techniques implemented include electromagnetic stimulation, mechanical stimulation, and the … Continue reading The Future of Biomedical Research in Professor Orwin’s Lab