B.E. candidates and DHE members Joseph Anthony and Theodore Sumers are among the 45 college teams awarded grants by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for phase I of its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) annual student design competition.
Curiosity’s Cousins: Autonomous Polar Robots Explore Earth’s Extremes
December 12, 2012 | Wired Science
Earth’s poles are the wheeling grounds for two polar rovers: solar-powered Cool Robot and its younger cousin Yeti. The pair, designed by a team led by engineer Laura Ray at Dartmouth, are among the first autonomous polar robots to go to work.
For Students Remaining on Campus, a Break From the Bustle Can Be Refreshing
December 12, 2012 | Dartmouth Now
Thabo Matse ’14, who is from Swaziland, says he travels home to Africa only for summer break. Currently, Matse, an engineering and economics major, works about five hours a day in the machine shop at Thayer School of Engineering.
Dartmouth IGERT Tackles Pressing Polar Environmental Issues
November 30, 2012 | Dartmouth Now
Dartmouth’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program provides two years of funding for PhD students at $30,000 per year. There are a total of 24 fellows—from the fields of engineering, ecology and evolutionary biology, and earth sciences—that connect through IGERT while working toward degrees in their home departments.
Outdoors: Group Tackles Tall Peak for Cancer Research
November 10, 2012 | Valley News
With assistance from Kelly Michaelsen, an experienced outdoor guide and student at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering, Chapman’s Reach for the Peaks group is set to arrive in Arusha, Tanzania on Dec. 11.
Dartmouth Engineers Partner to Develop Water Pump
October 26, 2012 | St. Boniface Haiti Foundation
Four Dartmouth BE students—Robbie Cholnoky, Kevin Dahms, Annie Saunders and Robbie Moss—have been elected to find the most cost-effective water pump solution for Fond des Blancs.
Engineering student team is finalist in Collegiate Inventors Competition
October 16, 2012 | Invent Now, Inc.
Recent B.E. graduates Elizabeth Chang, Amanda Christian, and Christopher Ng—with advisor Professor Van Citters—will travel to Washington, D.C. to present their invention, "Expandable Hydrogel Sphere for Orbital Implantation," to a panel of judges on November 12.
Dartmouth Is Part of New Initiative for Women in Science
September 27, 2012 | Dartmouth Now
Dartmouth is one of 60 colleges and universities that have signed on to participate in Women in Technology Sharing Online (WitsOn) that provides a forum for students to connect with mentors in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Student groups take summer service trips
September 11, 2012 | The Dartmouth
The Big Green Bus and Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering promoted both sustainability and philanthropic engineering projects through entirely student-led trips this summer.
Genoa Teen Completes Humanitarian Work in Africa
September 7, 2012 | Dartmouth Now
Amelia Ritger ’15, as a member of Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering (DHE), spent the summer in Tanzania working to improve health and environmental conditions.