Is Renewable Energy Ready for Takeoff?
June 5, 2014 | BloombergBusinessweek
Dax Kepshire Th'06, '09 co-founder and VP of SustainX, says he first developed the idea for a renewable energy storage system while studying at Thayer with the help of Ben Bollinger '04 Th'04 and Professor Charles Hutchinson.
The Fight Against Fake Drugs
June 4, 2014 | The New York Times
While in the PhD Innovation Program at Dartmouth, Ashifi Gogo, who was born in Ghana, developed a bar code system that allowed shoppers to verify products.
Arctic sea ice polluted with microplastics
May 30, 2014 | CBC
Rachel Obbard, a materials scientist at Dartmouth in New Hamphire, discovered that Arctic sea ice was contaminated with microplastics by accident.
How So Much Plastic Got Into the Frozen Arctic Sea
May 30, 2014 | BloombergBusinessweek
Rachel Obbard, a Dartmouth engineering professor who studies polar ice and materials science, was shocked to find that Arctic sea ice contains large quantities of plastic and synthetic particles.
Obama says sports concussions need more attention
May 28, 2014 | The Washington Post
Adjunct engineering professor Richard Greenwald Th'88 comments on President Obama's call for more and better research into the effects and treatment of concussions in young athletes.
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.