We are Alexander, Oscar, Alan, and Daniel, four engineering students who have created a product called The Photosynthesizer. Dr. Rachel Penczykowski is a professor and biologist at Washington University in St. Louis, studying the concentration of powdery mildews that grow on a plant species called Plantago lanceolata. In assessing the impact of climate on parasitic growth, she manually takes multiple photographs throughout the afternoon, documenting her research in an organized, but time-consuming, manner. We hope to provide for her an automated camera system that can procure data for Dr. Penczykowski on its own, thereby saving her time and/or yielding much more relevant research.
Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)
Chung, Alan; Chavez, Oscar; Tyszka, Daniel; and Stoddard, Alexander, "The Photosynthesizer - Automated Plant Imaging System" (2018). Mechanical Engineering Design Project Class. 93.