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Tiny undersea plants may affect Arctic ocean life
June 8, 2012 | San Francisco Chronicle

Visiting Professor of Engineering Donald Perovich and his colleagues discovered a massive bloom of the microscopic marine plants called phytoplankton beneath the sea ice—a discovery that could affect the life of every seagoing creature in the Arctic.

Thinning Arctic Ice Allows Plankton Bloom
June 8, 2012 | Scientific American

Visiting Professor of Engineering Donald Perovich participated in an expedition through the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska that found massive blooms of phytoplankton under the ice. The discovery upends the notion that the sea ice that forms in autumn ushers in a nearly lifeless season for the ocean below.

NASA Discovers Unprecedented Blooms of Ocean Plant Life
June 7, 2012 | NASA

Visiting Professor of Engineering Donald Perovich participated in a NASA-sponsored expedition that punched through three-foot thick sea ice to find waters richer in microscopic marine plants, essential to all sea life, than any other ocean region on Earth.

Obama Administration Announces Clean Coal Research Awards for Universities Across the Country
June 6, 2012 | U.S. Dept. of Energy

The Energy Department announced that nine universities, including Dartmouth, have won awards for research projects that will continue to support innovation and development of clean coal technologies.

Dartmouth gets grant to boost power plants
June 6, 2012 | N.H. Union Leader

Dartmouth has received a $294,072 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for a research project on strengthening steel alloys with aluminum for the next generation of gas- and coal-fired power plants.

Investigator Spotlights
June 5, 2012 | Dartmouth Now

Dartmouth researchers were awarded $5.5 million in new and competing awards during February. Among them are professors of engineering John Collier, Eric Fossum, Kofi Odame, Brian Pogue, and Eugene Santos.

Dartmouth Researchers Investigate the Cognitive Effects of Athlete Head Impacts
May 16, 2012 | Dartmouth Now

Richard Greenwald, adjunct assistant professor of engineering and co-author on the paper, is founder and president of the Lebanon-based company Simbex, and pioneered the innovative Head Impact Telemetry System.

College sells 28 acres used for army research
April 19, 2012 | The Dartmouth

CRREL was originally built on land leased from the College for $1 per year, according to Thayer School of Engineering professor Mary Albert, a 30-year employee of the laboratory. Following the lease’s expiration in 2009, the U.S. Army and the College entered into negotiations to agree on a sale price.

Polar E&P: the iceman cometh
March 23, 2012 |

There are major questions to be answered about the survivability of rigs, storage and transport in the Arctic. Nigel Ash talks to Erland Schulson of Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering about the behaviour of ice and its impact on engineered structures.

Cold Truths: new issue of Dartmouth Engineer
March 9, 2012 | Dartmouth Now

The latest issue of Dartmouth Engineer magazine explores ice research, sustainable living, start-up ventures, and more.

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