Hosted by Dean Ayanna Howard, Enqinuity explores stories of innovation within The Ohio State University College of Engineering. You’ll meet faculty and students that are pushing boundaries and developing game-changing technologies.
Ep. 4: Breathing innovation into medical diagnostics
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Perena Gouma joins Dean Ayanna Howard. She leads a team of Ohio State researchers developing a device capable of detecting viruses – including SARS-CoV-2 – with just a single exhaled breath. If you’ve had the distinct displeasure of a nasal swab test, you’re surely looking forward to a faster, easier,… Continue reading Ep. 4: Breathing innovation into medical diagnostics
Ep. 3: Can your clothes get smart?
College of Engineering Dean Ayanna Howard chats with Asimina Kiourti, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at The Ohio State University and an expert in bioelectromagnetics. She’s one of the researchers pushing boundaries in the emerging field of smart clothes and fabrics. Some smart clothes feature advanced textiles with interwoven circuitry, and others implement… Continue reading Ep. 3: Can your clothes get smart?
Ep. 2: Engineering solutions to back pain
Lower back pain is the second most common reason people visit their physicians. It’s also the world’s leading cause of disability. Millions of people suffer from back pain. Many of them lose time at work. Many will be prescribed opioid painkillers, and some will become dependent on them. In the U.S. alone, back pain accounts… Continue reading Ep. 2: Engineering solutions to back pain
Ep. 1: The students who launched a clean energy company
College of Engineering Dean Ayanna Howard chats with computer science and engineering major Anita Nti and recent PhD graduate Danny Freudiger, co-founders of Electrion, an energy-storage-as-a-service startup. Startups and small businesses are vital for a thriving U.S. economy. And engineers possess the skills to launch companies and create jobs, so engineering students should be encouraged and nurtured to have an entrepreneurial mindset. Learn how the Electrion team met, what “sparked” their startup idea, what it’s like being an entrepreneur while being an engineering student, how Ohio State football tailgates are involved, and more.