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.
Who Needs Batteries? Seacoast Firm Stores Energy With Air
March 1, 2013 | NHPR
NHPR interviews the VP of energy storage company SustainX, 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.
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."
Faculty Grant Helps Bring Haitian Artists to Campus
February 18, 2013 | Dartmouth Now
Thanks to Jack Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Studio Art and Lecturer in Engineering at Thayer School, ten musicians and a graffiti artist will visit Dartmouth as part of the Porter Symposium, entitled “Haiti and Dartmouth at the Crossroads.”
February 16, 2013 | BBC World Service - The Forum
"Ice," with Danish glaciologist Poul Christoffersen; American engineer Mary Albert who studies ancient snow cores for crucial past climate clues; and Camille Seaman, a Native American artist whose photos of polar icebergs are ‘portraits of individuals’.
Dartmouth Professor Eric Fossum Elected to National Academy of Engineering
February 8, 2013 | Dartmouth Now
Professor of Engineering Eric Fossum has been elected to The National Academy of Engineering (NAE)—among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.