National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

Posters

Awards

Al Hepp Award (1st place): 

Gruber, A. Rupp, University of Akron, Investigation of leaf shapes and edge design for faster evaporation in biomimetic heat dissipation systems

Tom Tyrell Award (2nd place):

Schroeder, L. Marshall, B. Trease, The University of Toledo, Filter-Feeding Fish, Ant Pheromones and Foraging: Biomimetic Robotic Swarms

Honorable mention (Undergrad):

O’Dell, Instructor: M. Eggermont, University of Calgary, Slime Mold Leading the Way in Deep Space Navigation

Judging criteria

Judges: Dr. Isaiah Blankson (NASA GRC), Mr. Bryan Palaszewski (NASA GRC), Dr. Heidi Guo (NASA GRC), Dr. Aloysius Hepp (Nanotech Innovations)

Posters

Filter-Feeding Fish, Ant Pheromones and Foraging: Biomimetic Robotic Swarms,

A. Schroeder, L. Marshall, B. Trease, The University of Toledo

PIV Analysis of Wake Induced by a Real Seal Whisker

J. Turk, J. Bunjevac, A. Reinhart, V. Shyam, W. Zhang, Cleveland State University

Biomimicry: Surgical Stability Inspired by Nature’s Wonders

J. Arpon, Instructor: M. Eggermont, University of Calgary

Sand Storm Self-Cleaning System: Taking Inspiration from the Common Bumblebee,

M. Hernandez, Instructor: M. Eggermont, University of Calgary

Biomimetic Case Exploration: Potential Improvements to Ropes for Exercise Equipment on Long Duration Space Missions

K. Siman, E. Stachew, S. Engelhardt, S. Santos:, University of Akron

Flying Forward with New Wings

C. Kim, Instructor: M. Eggermont, University of Calgary

Smart Fabric for Bio-Inspired Buildings

H. Elahinia, M. Nematollahi, M. Callejas, R. Mehrabi, M. Elahinia, The University of Toledo

Bio-Inspired Design for a Mars Landing Incorporating Strategies used by Pea Aphids and Flying Frogs

H. Kennedy, Instructor: M. Eggermont, University of Calgary

How the Pipevine’s Quick Healing could Upgrade the Wheel

A. Demong, Instructor: M. Eggermont, University of Calgary

The Gecko and the Glove

L. Cabatuando, Instructor: M. Eggermont, University of Calgary

Aquaporin-Based Membranes in Forward Osmosis: Removal of Trace Organic Water Contaminants and Water Recovery from Urine using

S. Engelhardt, University of Akron

PeTaL: the Periodic Table of Life

A. Calvin, Mentor: V. Shyam, Kent State University

Slime Mold Leading the Way in Deep Space Navigation

S. O’Dell, Instructor: M. Eggermont, University of Calgary

Exploring Multi-functional Biological Materials for Sustainable Design

J. Nagel, M. Anderson, James Madison University

Investigation of leaf shapes and edge design for faster evaporation in biomimetic heat dissipation systems

P. Gruber, A. Rupp, University of Akron

To Mars and Beyond: A Hornet’s View of Space

C. Maundy, Instructor: M. Eggermont, University of Calgary

Materials and Structures for Extreme Environments

T. Wong, Instructor: M. Eggermont, University of Calgary

Water Capturing Material Based on Spider Webs

N. Wong, Instructor: M. Eggermont, University of Calgary