Design and Construction of a Ferrofluid Kinetic Art Clock & Waste Food Management Actions in Smart Cities around the Globe

Tang, Eric, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
Garner, Gavin, EN-Mech/Aero Engr Dept, University of Virginia
Ferguson, Sean, EN-Engineering and Society, University of Virginia

Engineering always has more to expect than mere formulas and computations. The
versatile usage of engineering tools can not only enrich our daily life through small inventions
but also help resolve severe problems that disturb a considerable group of people. My theses aim
to present the potential of engineering from different facets. The technical part reports a
combination of physics and art, the product of which stands as a decoration for the engineering
school as well as a stimulation for future students to explore the possibility of Mechanical
Engineering. The STS research part uses systematic analysis to learn smart city methods
worldwide in food management and to explore the solution to the food insecurity in
Charlottesville. These two theses both present the value of engineering, one from a practical
aspect while another from a more macroscopic aspect.

BS (Bachelor of Science)
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