Posts Tagged ‘ Shane Farritor ’

UCARE celebrates 10 years of extending research opportunities to undergraduates

Jan 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, January 28, 2010

A program initiated a decade ago has led to a fundamental shift in research opportunities for undergraduates at UNL. Since enlisting the first 100 students in 2000, the Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience program has offered a hands-on research experience to more than 2,500 UNL students. Nearly 80 percent of all participating UCARE students […]

Robotics work leads Dumpert to doctorate

Jan 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, January 28, 2010

A UCARE experience helped Jason Dumpert spark a career in robotics. One of the first 100 UNL students to enroll in the undergraduate research program in 2000, Dumpert paired with Shane Farritor, associate professor of mechanical engineering, and helped troubleshoot problems related to a robot. “I hadn’t worked in robotics before I met Shane,” said […]

Research projects

Sep 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Issue, Research, September 10, 2009

Eye tracking A UNL-led research team found clues suggesting human vision can lock in on certain targets more quickly if not searching for a specific item. The research was led by Mike Dodd, a UNL professor of psychology. He worked with researchers from Utrecht University in the Netherlands and the University of Iowa to track […]

Farritor’s research aids railroad safety

Jun 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, June 11, 2009

It’s been said that the best way to see a country is on the footplate of a locomotive. As Shane Farritor knows, the best way to examine the sturdiness of a railroad track and keep trains rolling safely is from roughly the same spot. The UNL associate professor of mechanical engineering and his team of […]