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Jack Boland

Degrees

B.S. ’13, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S. '21 Mechanical Engineering - Design Impact, Stanford University

Interests

Climbing, Backcountry Skiing, Mountain Biking, Backpacking, Trail Running, Surfing, Making Stuff

My Favorite Project

The olfactory alarm clock that I built. Originally, it was just to try to see if I could create an alarm for sleeping with ear plugs in since the construction was bad around my apartment. It ultimately morphed into a device to run Pavlovian experiments on my coworkers, monitoring activity of the MAC addresses on our office wifi network, I could see if I could manipulate the time people left by conditioning them with a smell then changing the release time. Inconclusive results as I stopped before getting caught and alienating myself from the entire office.