Trillions of Plastic Pieces May Be Trapped in Arctic Ice
May 22, 2014 | Science
Dartmouth engineering professor Rachel Obbard has found plastic debris trapped in Arctic sea ice. As the ice melts, it could release a flood of floating plastic onto the world.
Nearly All of Greenland’s Surface Melted Overnight in 2012—Here’s Why
May 19, 2014 | Smithsonian Magazine
A Thayer School-led study shows that high temperatures and black carbon from forest fires and fossil fuels combined to push the huge ice sheet over the edge.
Greenland’s Disappearing Glaciers—A Tale of Fire and Ice
May 19, 2014 | NOVA
A story on Greenland's melting glaciers mentions work by several Dartmouth engineers including Chris Polashenski '07 Th'07, Zoe Courville Th'03, '07, and engineering PhD candidates Kaitlin Keegan and Carolyn Stwertka.
Human-centered design minor will mix disciplines
May 19, 2014 | The Dartmouth
Sponsored by the engineering sciences department, the new interdisciplinary minor aims to incorporate knowledge, research and innovation from various disciplines to address human needs.
Boosted by grants, researchers study arsenic testing in wells
May 13, 2014 | The Dartmouth
Engineering professor Mark Borsuk and the Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program received a grant from the NH Department of Environmental Services to explore the reasons many do not test wells for arsenic.
Student Spotlight: Nathan Lehrer ‘14
May 6, 2014 | The Dartmouth
Though an engineering major, Lehrer has played classical piano all four years at Dartmouth and will play a senior piano recital on May 17.
At Formula Hybrid Competition, Building Cars Is As Big As Racing Them
April 29, 2014 | NHPR
It’s race season again at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. ... It’s time for the Formula Hybrid Competition. To learn more about this year's event, we turn to David Brooks.
New Hampshire Hosts Formula Hybrid Competition
April 28, 2014 | Valley News
New Hampshire Motor Speedway is hosting Dartmouth College’s 8th annual Formula Hybrid Competition, founded and run by the school’s Thayer School of Engineering.
Engineering students to race hybrid cars at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon
April 27, 2014 | Concord Monitor
For the eighth consecutive year, Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering will hold its Formula Hybrid Competition, which brings college engineering students from around the world to Loudon for the four-day event.
Workshop addresses community on campus
April 14, 2014 | The Dartmouth
The IDEO innovation seminar asked participants to design a product or opportunity that would strengthen personal connections and relationships on campus.