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Quick Takes on Life at Thayer

Surgical Probe Uses Fluorescence to Guide Brain Tumor Removal

February 2013

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.

M.E.M. Graduate Enters the Fashion World

January 2013

Andrea Marron MEM'12 is making over the digital strategy of a well-known fashion label and in doing so, the image of the average M.E.M. graduate.

Recharging New York by CampStove

December 2012

BioLite's CampStove, invented by Dartmouth engineer and avid camper Jonathan Cedar '03 and Alexander Drummond, converts heat from a camp fire into electricity. BioLite's humanitarian response to Sandy had those without power flocking from all over Manhattan to sip a cup of coffee while they charged their phone.

Mobile Health Fingerprinting

November 2012

Nowadays there isn't a job a mobile device can't handle, or so it seems. A new field called mobile health, or mHealth, introduces maybe the most useful to date.

Life After Teaching: Horst Richter

October 2012

Horst Richter may have retired from teaching in 2008, but he still occupies office number 114 in Cummings Hall. The long-time fixture—and Thayer School's first director of undergraduate studies—took a few minutes to reflect on three decades of teaching courses from Thermodynamics, his favorite, to one he created for all Dartmouth students called Technology of Sailing, and his current role as a researcher and advisor.

Sustainable Builders

September 2012

By early 2014, Dick Wenzel '71, Th'72 will watch proudly as the first tracks for the world's fastest and California's first high-speed rail are laid.

Furey Heads to the Olympics

August 2012

On August 8, Sean Furey '04, Th'05, '06 will compete in the Men's Javelin Throw for an Olympic medal. Furey found a few minutes before heading to London to talk to us about attending Thayer, preparing for the games, and the benefits of being an engineer and an athlete.

New Fab Machines

July 2012

The Machine Shop is being reconfigured to aggregate new work spaces to completely remodel the shop by August 1. This will free up staff to keep an eye on up to 55 students from every vantage point in the Machine Shop at a given time. About $700,000 in new mills, lathes, and digital and other equipment will replace machinery that in some cases date back to World War II era.

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