New issue of Dartmouth Engineer magazine
March 5, 2013
FEATURES: intersections between the arts and engineering; space weather research and avoiding damage from solar storms; re-engineering Thayer School's Machine Shop
Robot Called ‘Yeti’ Finds Cracks in Antarctic Ice
March 5, 2013 | LiveScience
Meet Yeti, a faithful rover of the robotic kind that sniffs out dangerous crevasses for convoys crossing the glaciers of Antarctica and Greenland—developed by a team of students led by Dartmouth engineering professor Laura Ray.
Seed funding aims to improve prostate cancer diagnoses
March 4, 2013 | Dartmouth Medicine
Ryan Halter, assistant professor of engineering and adjunct assistant professor of surgery at Geisel School of Medicine, is working to improve the accuracy of prostate cancer diagnoses.
In Greenland and Antarctic Tests, Yeti Helps Conquer Some “Abominable” Polar Hazards
March 1, 2013 | National Science Foundation
Findings published in the Journal of Field Robotics confirm that Professor Ray's NSF-funded "Yeti" is probably the first robot to successfully deploy in the field that is able to identify hazards lurking under the thin cover of snow.
How a Robot Is Changing the Game of Antarctic Science
February 28, 2013 | Wired Science
Dartmouth engineering professor Laura Ray’s Antarctic work could preview a new era in the relationship between human scientists and robotic field assistants.
Cerenkov technique eyes linac QA
February 25, 2013 | Medical Physics Web
Summary of study published in Physics in Medicine and Biology led by engineering PhD candidate Adam Glaser showing "a fast and flexible way to profile the imparted dose from an X-ray photon linac beam in two dimensions."
Antarctic Ice Core Contains Unrivaled Detail of Past Climate
February 5, 2013 | National Science Foundation
An update on ice-coring climate research funded by NSF through an agreement with the Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) led by Dartmouth engineeering professor Mary Albert.
Quantifying intraoperative fluorescence
January 18, 2013 | Medical Physics Web
A summary of advancements in fluorescence-guided neurosurgery research by MD/PhD candidate Pablo Valdés and professors Frederic Leblond and Keith Paulsen (et al.) originally published in Nature entitled, "Quantitative, spectrally-resolved intraoperative fluorescence imaging."
Research team develops tumor imaging system
January 14, 2013 | The Dartmouth
Researchers from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Thayer School have developed a quantitative imaging system to detect low-grade brain cancer cells and make tumor removal more precise, according to engineering professor and research group co-leader Keith Paulsen.
Dartmouth Researchers Studying Vermont Stream Recovery
January 13, 2013 | The Boston Globe
With support from NSF, earth sciences professor and adjunct engineering professor Carl Renshaw has teamed up with geography professor Frank Magilligan to study the long-term effects of Tropical Storm Irene in Vermont.