School of Mines honors world bioenergy expert
September 7, 2011 | School of Mines
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has awarded the 2011 Mines Medal to Dr. Lee Rybeck Lynd, co-founder of biofuels start-up Mascoma Corp. and professor of engineering at Dartmouth.
DS SolidWorks Corp. Announces Winners of Green Design Contest
August 24, 2011 | Business Wire
Dassault Systèmes (DS) SolidWorks Corp. officially announces the first-ever grand prize winners and runners up of the Green Design Contest. The panel of judges included Solomon Diamond, Assistant Professor, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth.
DMS lands grant for regional biomedical research center
August 22, 2011 | Dartmouth Medical School
Under an $11-million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) will establish an NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). Faculty serving as principal investigators in COBRE's first four research projects include Thayer School of Engineering biostatistician Mark Borsuk.
Single, Key Gene Discovery Could Streamline Production Of Biofuels
August 15, 2011 | Nano Patents and Innovations
The team's results were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences as "Mutant alcohol dehydrogenase leads to improved ethanol tolerance in Clostridium thermocellum." The team includes Professor Lee Lynd.
On endless ice, searching for clues to our future
August 15, 2011 | Associated Press
Two young Dartmouth College engineering graduates put one potential answer on display, testing Professor Laura Ray's tiny, tractor-like "Yeti" autonomous robot over the ice.
Polar Researchers Harness Robots That Thrive in the Midnight Sun
August 3, 2011 | The New York Times
Professor Laura Ray's battery-powered Yeti and its close relative—a solar-powered version called Cool Robot—could one day expand scientists' access to Earth's poles and enhance their ability to study climate change.
Harnessing Robots to Study Inaccessible Arctic
August 3, 2011 | Scientific American
New robots—including Professor Laura Ray's "Yeti" and "Cool Robot"— undergoing field tests could expand scientists' access to polar regions and improve understanding of climate change.
Partnership Brings Students, Faculty from Kuwait to Dartmouth
July 25, 2011 | Dartmouth Now
Professor George Cybenko works with a University of Kuwait professor on behavioral modeling of telecommunications customers.
Yeti and "Cool Robot," the Rovers Tough Enough to Explore Greenland’s Ice Sheet
July 20, 2011 | Popular Mechanics
Professor Laura Ray's autonomous robots built for the arctic get ready to aid climate studies in Greenland, running on battery and solar power.
Astronaut and Professor Jay Buckey on the Future of NASA and its Human Spaceflight Program
July 20, 2011 | Dartmouth Now
For Jay C. Buckey, who was a payload specialist astronaut on the STS-90, Neurolab Mission in 1998, he remains optimistic that NASA will continue to be the inspirational force it’s been from the time he was a young boy watching the moon landings.