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MSE Master of Science in Engineering

Physics, Robotics, Nuclear Physics Fission/Fusion Energy, Clean Energy, Environmental Science, Nuclear Security, Global Security Questions in Artificial Intelligence/Policy, Nuclear Weapons, Fintech / Finance

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Build an Autonomous Quadcopter Drone!

Want to learn to hover a quadcopter in space? Using simple PID control techniques in Python, we can build a small drone together and make it hover in space! Bonus rounds include installing a camera and seeing the world through the drone's eye!

Global Security Topics: Nuclear Weapons, Artificial Intelligence, Cyberwarfare

Exploring ideas in global security. If you are interested in learning more about the ways modern technology can end civilization - ranging from nuclear weapons, artificial intelligence, biowarfare, cyberwarfare, to food networks, this is the perfect project. Although it is more focused on social science, the outcome would be writing a paper, creating visualizations, and coming up with solutions to solve or mitigate the risk of a global catastrophe.

Science and Engineering Simulations Games

Swarm dynamics problems and playing with visual simulation tools. If you are interested in learning about how wildfires spread, or how infectious diseases (such as COVID-19) are modeled, or how birds communicate with each other, this is the perfect project! There are infinite options here: from biology (cell interactions to muscle development) to chemistry (gas chromatography and lattices) to physics (solid diffusion and turbulence problems). We will learn the theory and mathematics behind how big groups interact with each other and the tools scientists are using to model these interactions.

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"I enjoyed working with Soha. Our sessions are very productive and insightful. I wouldn't have been able to construct this project without her guidance and experience."


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