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Halfbaked Student Research Projects

Halfbaked Idea + Engineering Student = Possibly Baked Idea + Education
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Engineering students are always searching for student design projects to work on during their higher class levels. Some of them are corporately useful gadgets and research, some are entirely useless. Some are competitions.

Simple enough, really. Send some of our ideas their way for project submission and watch the madness ensue. Or would it grind the science community to a halt in silly puns?

RayfordSteele, Mar 14 2003

MIT Example? http://pdos.csail.m...u/scigen/rooter.pdf
WHo ho WHo ho HWo? [Zimmy, Apr 25 2005]

Context for previous link. http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/
[jutta, Apr 26 2005]

"Net hoax takes boffins for a ride" http://australianit...5e%5enbv%5e,00.html
Story from Australian IT [Detly, Apr 26 2005]


       I'll sign up now! 30 months left of the PhD funding - Still time to steer it towards bluetooth enabled, genetically engineered custard!
Jinbish, Mar 14 2003

       Original idea was mostly for the undergrad design projects; but hey, Jin, pick one.   

       RT, maybe if your major were in psychology...
RayfordSteele, Mar 14 2003

       I weep for the future of the human race...
DrCurry, Mar 14 2003

       I see a textbook filled with story-problems: 'given a fish inside a glass sphere...'
RayfordSteele, Mar 16 2003

       I think this idea is great. To think of an idea is the hard part to make it a working model well thats kind of hard to but who cares.
nathangk, May 19 2004

       [RS] - I have actually had a serious eye on a couple of the more gadgety type ones for what you describe. I wouldn't do anything without contacting the original author, though, which presents a problem with some of the long–absent halfbakers.   

       I'm not sure how much of a good idea it is to use somebody else's idea for this, though. It does raise a few issues that could be avoided by using one's own ideas, even if your heart is set on bringing //bluetooth enabled, genetically engineered custard// to the world.
Detly, May 19 2004

       I may have stayed in school if this were the case.   

       see link. Random word generated paper accepted by IT conference.
Zimmy, Apr 25 2005

       ... by fake IT conference that makes money by having vain people who answer spam pay to have their "non-reviewed" papers published, a fact conveniently dropped from much of the reporting about this.
jutta, Apr 26 2005


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