College Students Jump-Start their Future by Introducing Innovative Design and Technology

College Students Jump-Start their Future by Introducing Innovative Design and Technology

Time in college for the average student involves classes, piles of homework, and preparing for a future post- graduation. It’s a young adult’s limbo between being a kid and being a participating adult in the world of taxes and mandatory jury duty. However, there are some students taking advantage of their time in college, creating careers and impressive portfolios even before walking down the commencement aisle. Here are four individuals with entrepreneurial spirits and the drive to make something better, or at least just plain cool.

1. Sound Waves and Flames
Sound Extinguishes Fire
First on this short list of college innovators is Viet Tran and Seth Robertson, two George Mason University students with a senior project that is undoubtedly all about that bass. The pair of Senior electrical engineering students are manipulating sound waves to devoid a flame of oxygen, completely eliminating the fire. If it sounds farfetched, check out the video:

As many articles have noted, there has been plenty of research regarding the use of sound waves to kill fires, but Tran and Robertson are the first to create a working, portable device.
The fire that was extinguished in the video is small, but what happens when the stove top fire begins to consume a kitchen? They do have a few road blocks to consider, including testing the extinguisher on larger fires, but this is a project that they’ll certainly be working on post graduation. The pair make it very clear that their research is far from complete, but their goals are transparent: they’re looking for a way to put out fires without depending on a reliable water source or chemicals. We might even see drones that put out forest fires and bass-inducing home extinguishers in the future.

2. Yes Man Watches
YesMan Waches
A Yes Man brand watch is not your everyday, minimally-designed fashion timepiece, it’s something different. Creator Nathan Resnick, a student at the University of San Diego, was inspired by time to crowdfund his idea for Yes Man Watches. He notes that “after weeks of working the tiresome 9-5 job, we realized how constraining that monotonous routine feels, and started Yes Man Watches out of our passion to inspire people to consider their use of time.”

Instead of the classic watch model, which utilizes adjustment holes and a metal buckle tongue, Yes Man Watches have an adjustable buckle underneath the leather strap. This eliminates the crease that would appear on a traditionally designed watch strap, keeping the look of the watch new and clean for a longer amount of time. And Resnick isn’t just a creative watch-maker, he’s an entrepreneur who has helped launch multiple Kickstarter campaigns.

The Gadget Flow featured a Yes Man Watch giveaway earlier last month- shout out to the lucky winner, Adam K!

3. The Combat Batsuit
Batman Combat Suit
Jackson Gordon, a Batman enthusiast and an industrial design student at the University of Philadelphia, proposed a Kickstarter that would fund the cost of creating a
real combat Batsuit. This might sound ridiculous, but it is AWESOME. He not only created a Batsuit, he created a suit that can take a punch, successfully avoiding certain bodily harm for the wearer, as demonstrated here:

Although the concept is fun, Gordon has career goals in mind- to showcase not only his design skills, but the functionality of his work to potential employers. His Kickstarter had only 17 backers, but raised $1,255- his idea was interesting enough for backers to donate money just to find out what would happen. I think it was worth it.

Gordon documented his work on the Batsuit here: http://www.therpf.com/f77/combat-ready-dark-knight-armor-new-stuff-8-14-a-200150/

Success isn’t something produced overnight and these visionaries are positively utilizing their time to achieve their own success. Amazing things are happening in your town and country. Here’s to a bright future.

As a content writer and tech enthusiast, Stephanie explores the depths of the web in search of enthralling gadgets and technology. Her blog posts are inspired by science fiction- made reality.
Join the Discussion

You Might Also Like

10 Portable speakers to add to your on-the-go party setup

10 Portable speakers to add to your on-the-go party setup

Hosting a backyard BBQ? Maybe you want to jazz up picnics in the park with your group. Either way, these portable speakers for parties are the answer. Compact and equipped with things like LED light shows and wireless mics, they..
The Series X Gorilla mechanical watch adds power and wisdom to your style

The Series X Gorilla mechanical watch adds power and wisdom to your style

Look cool when you wear the CIGA Design Mechanical Watch Series X Gorilla. This cyberpunk mechanical watch flaunts a hollow design, displaying the spinning gears and springs. You don’t wear a watch to tell the time—your phone can do that...
The best digital displays for showcasing your favorite NFTs and creative art

The best digital displays for showcasing your favorite NFTs and creative art

Own some NFTs and want to display them? Maybe those photos of your desert trek are too good to keep on your phone. Then it would help if you had one (or more) of the best digital displays for showcasing..
The best health gadgets to accurately track your body metrics

The best health gadgets to accurately track your body metrics

Want to live your healthiest life? Fitness trackers and health-monitoring devices make attaining a fit body more doable. The best health-tracking gadgets go way beyond counting steps and calories. They give actual data on body composition, hydration levels, and much..
Elevate your training—without adding more weights—with this non-varying resistance system

Elevate your training—without adding more weights—with this non-varying resistance system

Get more benefits from your training sessions with the NV Rack. This system relies on non-varying resistance, increasing the acceleration of your movements instead of adding weight for safer, more effective workouts. Looking to supercharge your fitness program while staying..
The best garden gadgets to buy for your home in 2022

The best garden gadgets to buy for your home in 2022

Do you pamper your vegetable garden and flower beds like they’re your children? Maybe you don’t have a yard but would love some indoor plants. No matter what garden you grow, today’s digest has the products to improve it. We’re..