The Rehabilitation Engineering Program at Cleveland State University (RE@CSU) hosted its annual Demonstration Day for students at MC2STEM High School on Tuesday, August 6.
Students participating in RE@CSU showcased interactive laboratory demonstrations that enhance understanding of rehabilitation engineering and potential careers in the field. The event also immersed high school students in cutting edge research in exercise and rehabilitation robotics, powered prosthetic legs, human motor control, video-game-based balanced training for older adults and electrical stimulation to reanimate paralyzed arms.
“Demonstration Day provides our RE@CSU participants with an opportunity to showcase the research they have been conducting, while improving their presentation and teaching skills,” notes Eric Schearer, director of the program and assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Cleveland State. “It also provides us with another avenue to expand understanding of and interest in engineering among high school students, which is imperative to ensuring we continue to produce a talented pool of future STEM professionals.”
RE@CSU is a summer research experience for undergraduate engineering and computer science students that is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. MC2STEM is a Cleveland Municipal School District High School run in partnership by CSU, GE Lighting, and the Great Lakes Science Center.