Quick Takes on Life at Thayer
This summer at Dartmouth’s pilot engineering workshop, Design it. Build it., local high school students made the stuff of their dreams.
A team of Dartmouth engineering alumni finished their first-ever 24 Hours of LeMONS race. Described as “endurance racing for $500 cars,” the event is a parody of the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car race.
Students in Professor Vicki May’s “Structural Analysis” class designed and built components for a prototype that could influence the $300 House Project designs for some of the neediest families in Haiti.
One dozen students, half of them studying or planning to study engineering, will once again leave on June 13 in what they call The Big Green Bus, fueled up for the first time by pure biodiesel.
“The idea never really went anywhere until I asked the MEM group to find a way to keep supplies on hand for student use,” said Machine Shop Manager Kevin Baron.
Four Dartmouth engineering undergraduates came up with a handy smartphone application and sweat collection device called DiagnosMe that allows for early disease detection.
PhD Innovation Program candidate Steve Reinitz ‘09 Th'09 has created an Inline Intravenous Fluid Sterilizer designed to prevent certain types of hospital acquired infections.
A team from Thayer School of Engineering and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is among the first to harness fluorescence to prevent tissue damage during brain surgery.