2022 Class

The projects are made possible in part from generous grants from the Precourt Institute for Energy, Amazon, Gilead, Imperative Care, Woods Institute for the Environment, Renewell, Mawa Modular, School of Medicine, Haas Center for Public Service, Boeing and Autodesk.  We would also like to thank Fictiv and Sculpteo for their assistance with the project teams this year.  Thank you for your support!

Summary of the year

This year we had 46 students working on 12 projects spanning health, energy and sustainability.  We had projects enhancing greenhouse and drying practices for chilies in India, developing structural system to support hydrogen fuel tanks for Class 8 trucks, developing solutions for gravitational energy storage in unused oil wells, developing sustainable solution for single-use autoinjectors, improving valve system for use in stroke surgeries, developing home water use monitoring methodology, promoting self-sufficiency in the home of people with limited dexterity, reducing generation of black carbon in kilns in Bangladesh, developing solutions for homes in refugee camps in Jordan, improving prostheses for lower leg amputees, improving gait for children with Cerebral Palsy.

It’s been an interesting year in the course with students starting the course in person, and moving online briefly to start the winter quarter. We worked with them on prototyping methodology, while facilitating online work.  We do expect to be back in the classroom again next year.

The 2022 Class

Our projects

Raisin' the Roof

Continued enhancements to farming practices, improving application of insulation to greenhouse drying structure in India

Provided by Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy

Hydrogen Homies

Structural system for holding Hydrogen fuel tanks to be used in Class 8 trucking

Provided by Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy and Verne

Farewell Fossil Fuels

Develop failsafe system to prevent damage in unused oil wells being repurposed for storing potential energy in support of the grid

Provided by Renewell

Kilnadegga Nights

Reduce emission of black carbon from brick kilns in Bangladesh, by improving combustion efficiency

Provided by Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

No Ceiling

Enhance modular housing for refugees in Jordan, developing modular and thermal roofing

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Provided by Mawa Modular


Enhance modular housing for refugees in Jordan, developing interconnect between modules while ensuring security and structure

Provided by Mawa Modular


Reducing environmental waste from single-use autoinjectors

Provided by Gilead


Redesign Rotating Hemostatic Valve (RHV) used in stroke surgeries to improve usability while addressing vacuum loss and escaped blood clots

Provided by Imperative Care

Robot Ready

To promote self-sufficiency in the home of users with limited dexterity, create robotic grasping system to pick up household items

Provided by Amazon

Go with the Flow

Develop system to monitor water consumption in the home

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Provided by Amazon

Good Vibrations

Helping improve walking gait for children with Cerebral Palsy, introducing vibrotactile feedback to the muscle synchronized with gait

Provided by Stanford School of Medicine - Gait and Motion Lab


Improving prostheses for lower leg amputees, optimizing fit vs gait events to minimize irritation and discomfort

Provided by Stanford School of Medicine - Pediatric Sports 

Final Project Reviews

Final design reviews for the 2022 projects were held on March 8 and 10, both over zoom and in person

Day 1 Presentations

Day 2 Presentations