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2011年 05月 13日

UB SASD ニューヨークオートショーデザイン大会でグランプリ

b0090762_3374946.jpg4月22日から5月1日にかけて世界的に名声のある2010年度New York International Auto Show(ニューヨークインターナショナルオートショー)が開催され、オートショーのもう一つの目玉とされるWorld Traffic Safety Symposium Design大会でSASD(Shintaro Akatsu School of Design / 赤津慎太郎デザイン学部)で産業デザインを専攻するUB3年生Ben Wisoff君が賞金$4000ドルのグランプリを獲得しました。

SASDで産業デザインを専攻する3年生のBen Wisoff君は、GPS装置を使って安全運転を促し死亡事故を減少させる「トラックポイント」というポイント獲得システムでコンテストに参加、競争率の高いグランプリに輝きました。

其の他にも 3人のブリッジポート大学の学生がVolvo, AAA財団、全米道路安全財団、そして GNYADA(グレーター自動車ディラー協会)がスポンサーとなったコンテストで2位、4位、5位の賞に輝いています。5つの賞の中でUB SASDの学生が4つの賞を獲得しました。

2004年、2006年、2007年そして2008年にもWorld Traffic Safety Symposium Design大会においてUBの学生がグランプリを獲得しています。

Wisoff’s Grand Prize-winning TrackPoints tackles the problem of driving over the b0090762_3382336.jpgposted speed limit, which contributes to over 15 percent of fatal crashes in the U.S. Specifically, TrackPoints allows drivers to earn or lose points toward gift cards, depending on their driving habits in relation to posted speed limits.

TrackPoints system would utilize GPS to track the driver’s speed and location. That information is then compared to a database of posted speed limits. Points are earned for every mile the driver travels under the speed limit.

The posted speed limit and accumulated TrackPoints are displayed in real time on the dashboard and as the driver accelerates, a glowing gauge follows the needle to highlight the driver’s speed. To make the TrackPoints concept more intuitive, the gauge glows blue while the driver is under the speed limit, but would turn red to indicate a breach of the speed limit.

The TrackPoints system also has potential applications with commercial vehicles, such as trucks and taxis.
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by bestofub | 2011-05-13 03:41 | UB デザイン学部 (SASD) 
2011年 05月 13日

UBMBA、工学部チームがトップを制覇

Yale University, Trinity College, University of Connecticut をはじめとする各大学が優勝を狙う工学とビジネスの大会において、UBチームが大勝利を収めました。

It was championship weekend for University of Bridgeport students, who over the weekend dominated two prestigious and highly competitive business and engineering competitions.

On Saturday, August 9, UB engineering students swept the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Northeast Conference by capturing all top prizes with their research in the fields of robotics, computers, and engineering.

This is the fourth year in a row that UB teams have won the ASEE competition, which is held each spring and organized by regional divisions across the United States.

University of Bridgeport teams vied against Fairfield University, University of New Haven, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Yale, among other schools in the northeast.

In the ASEE Research Paper Division, UB students Akashy Sheth and Madhav Patil outperformed 33 teams to win first prize for their paper, “Implementation of a Robotic Conveyor Assembly Line with a Vision Camera.” They were advised by engineering professor Yakov Toporovsky.

UB teams also won second and third place, too, and received four honorable mentions.

Top prizes for MBA students

Meanwhile, UB School of Business posted big wins when three teams of MBA students swept the Connecticut Stock Market Game. Held over a ten-week period that concluded on April 29, competitors invested a hypothetical $100,000 with the goal of out-performing each other as well as the overall stock market, as measured by the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.


b0090762_373191.jpgStock Market Game winners (front row, from left) Dan Shen, Wen Wang, Zilan Jin with (back row, from left) business school assistant dean Ward Thrasher, Songbo Qiao, Lei Ning, Suraj Patel, team adviser professor Steven Rashba, associate dean Robert Gilmore, and student Fei Liu. Missing from the photo is Muhammad Raza.
The Stock Market Game is sponsored by SIFMA Foundation for Investor Education and is held each fall and spring.

Twenty-nine teams from UConn, St. John’s University, Trinity College and other Connecticut campuses competed.

UB’s victories on Friday continued an unbroken streak of finishing among the top three spots in the Stock Market Game since 2004. Moreover, the three UB teams were the only ones to beat the S&P 500 by concluding the ten-week investing period with $113,532, $105,986, and $104,536 in their portfolios.
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by bestofub | 2011-05-13 02:50 | UB 経営学部