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UNLV's students are already developing ideas to make our lives better. Listen to their pitches in this video series produced by University Communications.
How Do We Harvest the Bits of Energy Around Us? UNLV engineering student Angusman Roy explains his team's senior design project — a small device to harvest little bits of energy from the soil and the sun. The energy is stored in "super capacitors," which have a sensor and transmitter and can collect large amounts of data. Such a device could help researchers collect data in the field without the use of batteries. Team members: Sean Crippen, Eduardo Olivares, Yelthin Orochena and Angusman Roy. Duration: 0.83 min.
What Would the Ideal Desert Home Look Like? UNLV is one of 20 university teams worldwide competing to build an energy-efficient home in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013. The team already designed and developed construction plans, detailed design spreadsheets, and computer software analysis for their home. It will begin constructing the home this spring. Team member Iani Batilov points out key the home's features during the College of Engineering's Senior Design Competition. Duration: 1.08 min.
What Can We Do to Conserve Water in the Dorms? A team of UNLV engineering students came up with an idea for reclaiming the water from the bathrooms and kitchens in the UNLV residence halls. Listen to the pitch that team member Joseph Marsalla made during the College of Engineering's Senior Design Competition. Duration: 0.82 min.