Engineering in Action

Our engineering students are inspired to put their skills into action outside the classroom in a variety of ways.

Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering

Use your engineering skills to make a difference in developing nations. Student members of Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering (formerly HELP Worldwide) have designed and built clean water, biogas, micro-hydropower systems in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. See DHE photos on Flickr.

Dartmouth Formula Racing

Join Dartmouth Formula Racing to build a fuel-efficient car for Dartmouth's Formula Hybrid™ Competition, which Thayer School students founded to challenge their peers to improve hybrid technologies. See DFR photos on Flickr.

K-12 Outreach

Opportunities for students to inspire the next generation of engineers abound. Ongoing efforts include Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD) program, the After School Science program, FIRST Lego League tournament (see below), and the annual Junior Solar Sprint race:

"I want us all to think about new and creative ways to engage young people in science and engineering—to be makers of things, not just consumers of things." —President Barack Obama

Schweitzer Fellowships

Serve the local community and encourage the next generation of engineers by becoming a Schweitzer Fellow. Projects include mentoring a girl’s team that placed in the annual FIRST Lego League Robotics Competition and designing a carbon-credit trading simulation to help high school students understand the connections between environment, business, and public policy. Below, Dartmouth engineering student Rezwan Khan discusses his work to expand the capacity of local non-profits and social service organizations as part of his Schweitzer Fellowship project:

The Big Green Bus

Join the crew of The Big Green Bus, which Dartmouth students converted to run on waste vegetable oil. Each summer it travels around the country to raise awareness about alternative energy issues.

Women in Science Project

Join a supportive community of students and professors. WISP, dedicated to encouraging women to pursue science, math, and engineering, provides first-year research opportunities, mentors, and opportunities to meet working scientists.