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Seed Projects

Encouraging new collaborations for expressive projects

Announcing the Class of 2015 Seed Projects:




Project Title: Portable Adaptable Strength Testing Device (PAST)

Project Statement: Research and development of the next prototype for a novel portable and adaptable system that changes any weight‐stack machine in a gym into a strength testing device.

Project Team:
-Noel Goodstadt, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences
-Sriram Balasubramanian, PhD, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
-Sheri Silfies, PT, PhD, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences
-Arun Ramakrishnan, PhD, College of Nursing & Health Professions 


Project Title: Biophilic Interior Living: Prototypes for Production

Project Statement: This project began as a way to test the feasibility of using algae micro-ponds to create nitrogen rich water fertilizer used in an indoor setting, garden or yard, and has evolved into creating an in-home hydroponics system to address the issues of food production in the urban environment.

Project Team:
-D.S. Nicholas RA, AIA NCARB; Westphal College of Media Arts and Design; Department of Architecture & Interiors
-Shivanthi Anandan, PhD; College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Biology
-Rita Truongcao, MS Interior Architecture and Design Graduating Spring 2016
-Will Char, Civil and Architectural Engineering Graduating Spring 2017


Project Title: Movement in Mind: Perception of Motor Skill and Aesthetics in the Minds of Experts

Project Statement: This project explores the human performance, perception, and memory of expressive and skilled movement in the domains of martial arts and Pilates, combining cognitive science research, motion capture, and eye tracking technology.

Project Team:
-Rachel Lerch, Graduate Student in Applied Cognitive & Brain Sciences, Department of Psychology
-Chris R. Sims, Assistant Professor, Applied Cognitive & Brain Sciences, Department of Psychology
-Jennifer Morley, Assistant Teaching Professor in Dance, Drexel Pilates Studio and Training Program Director
-Miriam Giguere, Associate Professor, Dance Program Director; Department of Performing Arts
-Nick Jushchyshyn, Program Director, Animation & Visual Effects, Digital Media Department