Dartmouth Engineer Magazine: Fall 2021
In this Issue
Dean Alexis Abramson kicks off with Leading Thoughts, a new magazine conversation series. Plus new "smart" monitoring devices for respiratory illnesses, a photo essay about recent BE capstone project, alumni news, and more.
Leading Thoughts: Design at Dartmouth
DEAN ALEXIS ABRAMSON | This new conversation series aims to amplify our community’s voices and the human-centered work that drives the solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges. We’re kicking off the series with Professors Sol Diamond and Eugene Korsunskiy, co-leaders of the new Design Initiative at Dartmouth who work to bring the power of design thinking and human-centered design to all corners of campus. READ MORE»
Every Breath You Take
Professor Kofi Odame and PhD candidate Maria Nyamukuru use “smart” monitoring and machine-learning algorithms to effectively respiratory diseases. READ MORE»
Nature and Engineering
For the capstone BE Design Sequence, students worked to complete a missing section of the Concord-Lake Sunapee Rail Trail in Warner, New Hampshire. READ MORE»
Zeroes and Ones
Data science is exploding. Around the globe, the need for analysts who can sift through and interpret data is snowballing as fast as the amount of data itself. READ MORE»
Q&A: Energy Transformation
Dean Alexis Abramson engaged energy experts in a conversation about emerging technologies and the path forward to a sustainable energy future. READ MORE»
Lab Report: Clues in Space Ice
Dartmouth engineers are looking for clues in the geophysics of our solar system's icy planets to learn more about their make-up for potential space travel. READ MORE»
Biofuels Grant: Energy Technologies
Professor Daniel Olson will lead a $1.2-million U.S. Department of Energy-funded research to investigate use of biomass in next-generation fuels. READ MORE»
Service to Society: National Food Security
A Dartmouth Engineering study found that household income—more than any other factor, including land resources and production—accounted for food security. READ MORE»
We celebrate NSF Graduate Fellowships, new research grants, promotions and honors, and more. READ MORE»
Welcome New Faculty
Dartmouth Engineering welcomed seven new faculty members this fall to the community. READ MORE»
Virtual Formula Hybrid
COVID-19 forced Formula Hybrid to adapt its popular motor-racing and engineering event. READ MORE»
Dartmouth Engineering celebrated the Class of 2021 at an in-person ceremony on Memorial Field. READ MORE»
Collaborations: Innovations Accelerator for Cancer
Professor Jiwon Lee and his team are working to ensure cancer patients have access to the best treatment possible. In collaboration with Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Lee and his team are developing new cancer drug screen technology that connects patients to safer, more effective treatment—quickly. READ MORE»
Q. If you were asked to give the Investiture address at Thayer, what would be your core message?
Notes and news from Dartmouth Engineering alumni
On the Job: Brian Mason
Brian Mason ’03 Th’05, a mechanical engineer, is bringing his experience in innovation to Sonos in Boston. READ MORE»
On the Job: Kara Podkaminer
Kara Podkaminer Th'11 is developing the tools to support a range of clean energy technologies to her work. READ MORE»
Spotlight on Alumni
Spotlighting recents awards and achievements of Dartmouth Engineering alumni. READ MORE»
William David Stratton: A “life-changing” professor who inspired engineers. READ MORE»
B. Stuart Trembly: An inventor who brought “high level of rigor” to the classroom. READ MORE»
I'm an Engineer and...
"I'm an Engineer and a Future Automotive Designer"
Dartmouth Engineering student Harrison Munden '23 talks about his love of automotive design and the intersection of art and engineering.