The Seizure Detection Device [SURE Stories]

14 May
From the right: Pavan Jagannathan (BME ’14), Saumita Rajeevan (BME ’14), & Yash Jain (BME ’14)

From the right: Pavan Jagannathan (BME ’14), Saumita Rajeevan (BME ’14), & Yash Jain (BME ’14)

The following post is written by UHP student and SURE Award winner Pavan Jagannathan.

The money from the SURE Award will be used to help build my capstone design project.  What my group and I are attempting to build is a device that can identify seizures before they happen.  This “Seizure Detection Device” is a collection of systems responsible for interpreting a tonic-clonic EEG seizure signal, reporting it to the user, and calling first responders at the discretion of the user.  The system utilizes an electrode “helmet” that transmits the EEG signals via Bluetooth®™ to an Android™ smartphone.  The application on the Android™ analyzes, compares the signals to tonic -clonic seizure signals, and relays the appropriate response to the user on the graphical interface of the application. Continue reading

Congratulations to our Graduating Seniors!

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The UHP is proud to congratulate the class of 2013 for their amazing achievement!  At this year’s ceremonies, Alex Zafran will be the student speaker for commencement on the National Mall, while Paul Seltzer and Adam Bethke will both be speaking at the CCAS Celebrations.

We’re so proud of your accomplishments and hope that you’ll keep us up-to-date on your future achievements!  Big things are in store for you, and if you ever want to share your stories with UHP students you can drop us a line any time.  And yes, we will be emailing you soon as OFFICIAL ALUMNI! Keep an eye out for us, stay connected with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, and once again…..

CONGRATULATIONS!

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Join the UHP Linkedin group!

14 May
Even Lego people have to get jobs at some point. (Photo courtesy COB LOG LAB)

Even Lego people have to get jobs at some point. (Photo courtesy COB LOG LAB)

Facebook is fun, Twitter is titillating, and Pinterest is great for procrastination. But if you want to make professional connections and get yourself noticed in the world of work, LinkedIn is your new best friend. Join the members-only UHP Linkedin group where you can connect with fellow UHP students, faculty members, and alumni to ask questions, share insights, and be reminded that others who have poured over Plato are gainfully employed in a plethora of industries.

You can request to join the group if you already have a Linkedin profile. No profile? No problem! It’s easy to join. Here’s a Wikihow article on getting started. And once you’re more advanced, here are some tips on what not to do on Linkedin. Questions? Email Liz!

Television, Pizza, and Political Beliefs [SURE Stories]

13 May
Kara Dunford, performing research.

Kara Dunford, performing research.

This post is written by UHP student and SURE Award winner Kara Dunford.

Television viewers across the country need little more than a remote to explore life inside our nation’s political arena, as writers for series such as The West Wing, Veep, and most recently, House of Cards present their own imagined political realities via scripted programming. Continue reading

Reduced Study Hours

13 May

Through Wednesday the 15th, study hours in the UHP town house in Foggy Bottom will be reduced to only 9am-5pm.  We’ve still got the snacks and coffee for you to come study for any lingering finals though!

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