LuminAID Featured on NBC’s Today Show
January 1, 2013
Featured on the Today Show's "Top technology trends for 2013," the LuminAID solar light was developed by Dartmouth engineer Anna Stork ’08 and her classmate Andrea Sreshta at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture.
Support Thayer by December 31 ... Get a Tax Break Next April
December 20, 2012
Give online to the Thayer School Annual Fund by midnight EST, December 31, to qualify for a 2012 tax deduction. Even the smallest gift makes a difference.
An Eye-Opening Discovery
December 14, 2012
Anyone who remembers waiting as a child for Magic Grow Dinosaurs to expand in water understands the gist of an invention by a team of recent B.E. graduates. While this capsule morphs into a dinosaur sponge in minutes, it takes months for the polyacrylamide gel also used in Expandable Hydrogel Sphere for Orbital Implantation to slowly expand the eye socket in patients with anophthalmia and microphthalmia, conditions of lacking an eyeball or having a small eyeball.
Recharging New York by CampStove
December 3, 2012
BioLite's CampStove, invented by Dartmouth engineer and avid camper Jonathan Cedar '03 and Alexander Drummond, converts heat from a camp fire into electricity. BioLite's humanitarian response to Sandy had those without power flocking from all over Manhattan to sip a cup of coffee while they charged their phone.
Warm Up, Cook, Recharge: A Smart Tool Born of Hurricane Sandy Aftermath
November 10, 2012 | The Daily Beast
It was originally meant for hikers, but the BioLite CampStove [co-founded by Jonathan Cedar ’03 and Jonathan den Hartog ’03 Th’05], which converts wood-burning fire into electricity to charge cellphones, could revolutionize disaster relief.
Dead Phone Battery? Just Burn Something.
November 6, 2012 | The New York Times
After Hurricane Sandy knocked out power in the Northeast, BioLite, co-founded by Jonathan Cedar ’03 and Jonathan den Hartog ’03 Th’05, stepped in to help out with a a $130 camp stove that doubles as a power source.
Alumnus creates textbook alternative
October 9, 2012 | The Dartmouth
Ariel Diaz ’02 Th’04 is offering students across the country an alternative to buying costly textbooks every term through his new startup, Boundless.com.
A Storage Solution Is in the Air
October 1, 2012 | The New York Times
SustainX Inc.—founded in 2007 by Professor Charles Hutchinson and engineering students Dax Kepshire Th'06, '09, Ben Bollinger '04 Th'04, '08, and Troy McBride Th'01—is set to build a pilot isothermal plant capable of storing and releasing up to two megawatts of power.
Five questions with Ayorkor Korsah ’01 Th’03
September 16, 2012 | Engineering for Change
Ayorkor Korsah ’01 Th’03 [formerly Ayorkor Mills-Tettey] has co-founded the African Robotics Network. AFRON, as the network is called, launched in May and already has more than 300 members in 25 countries.
Bachelor of Engineering Update
September 13, 2012
Luke Wachter '06 Th'07, '08 wrote his honors Bachelor of Arts thesis, published in one of the world's best materials journals, on the fracture of ice. While pursuing his Bachelor of Engineering, he researched the polar opposite topic of heat transfer. Finally, Wachter completed his interdisciplinary education—which defines the B.E. experience—with a Master of Science thesis on robotics.