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Arctic sea ice polluted with microplastics
May 30, 2014 | CBC

Rachel Obbard, a materials scientist at Dartmouth in New Hamphire, discovered that Arctic sea ice was contaminated with microplastics by accident.

How So Much Plastic Got Into the Frozen Arctic Sea
May 30, 2014 | BloombergBusinessweek

Rachel Obbard, a Dartmouth engineering professor who studies polar ice and materials science, was shocked to find that Arctic sea ice contains large quantities of plastic and synthetic particles.

Obama says sports concussions need more attention
May 28, 2014 | The Washington Post

Adjunct engineering professor Richard Greenwald Th'88 comments on President Obama's call for more and better research into the effects and treatment of concussions in young athletes.

Trillions of Plastic Pieces May Be Trapped in Arctic Ice
May 22, 2014 | Science

Dartmouth engineering professor Rachel Obbard has found plastic debris trapped in Arctic sea ice. As the ice melts, it could release a flood of floating plastic onto the world.

Liliana Ma ’14: On Research and Thinking Outside the Box
May 21, 2014 | Dartmouth Now

Liliana Ma ’14 seeks balance in her own life through a double major in biomedical engineering and music.

Nearly All of Greenland’s Surface Melted Overnight in 2012—Here’s Why
May 19, 2014 | Smithsonian Magazine

A Thayer School-led study shows that high temperatures and black carbon from forest fires and fossil fuels combined to push the huge ice sheet over the edge.

Greenland’s Disappearing Glaciers—A Tale of Fire and Ice
May 19, 2014 | NOVA

A story on Greenland's melting glaciers mentions work by several Dartmouth engineers including Chris Polashenski '07 Th'07, Zoe Courville Th'03, '07, and engineering PhD candidates Kaitlin Keegan and Carolyn Stwertka.

Study: Climate Change, Fires Melted Greenland Ice Surface
May 19, 2014 | Dartmouth Now

The study, conducted by Thayer School of Engineering and the Desert Research Institute, is reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Human-centered design minor will mix disciplines
May 19, 2014 | The Dartmouth

Sponsored by the engineering sciences department, the new interdisciplinary minor aims to incorporate knowledge, research and innovation from various disciplines to address human needs.

David Kelley Receives 2014 Robert Fletcher Award
May 15, 2014

The 2014 Robert Fletcher Award recipient is David Kelley, founder and chairman of the global design firm IDEO and founder of Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design.

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