Tomorrow’s Ideas Today

From left: Ibrahim Karabulut, Ondo Shadrack, Krassimir Marchev, Jared Walsh, Vincent Esparza, and Jonathan Cue.  

At the annual RISE event, students showcase solution-focused innovations with industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and technology enthusiasts from diverse sectors. A team of five College of Professional Studies engineering technology students presented four posters, two of which had working prototypes. Jonathan Cue, the instructor teaching the engineering capstone project and the students—Jared Walsh, Vincent Esparza, Ondo Shadrack, Rodney Lucas, and Ibrahim Karabulut—presented projects ranging from gun control devices, energy utilization for mobile devices in Africa, air purification in automobiles and minimizing health risks by device optimization.

Ondo Shadrack proposed in his poster, “Enabling Rural Africans to Generate Their Own Electrical Energy,” a way to charge cellphones with bicycle lights, offering greater affordability and convenience in phone charging.