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Engineering project poses iconic puzzle for students

Engineering project poses iconic puzzle for students

December 20, 2016

Associate professor Chris Muir devised a unusual way to teach his mechanical engineering class how to use the many tools available at the Fabrication Laboratory in Rettner Hall, with a surprising final result.

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‘No more magic’ in predicting how objects move through sand, other terrain

‘No more magic’ in predicting how objects move through sand, other terrain

September 29, 2016

Rochester engineers have developed a simple theoretical model to calculate the force needed to move a rover across the ocean floor or through the granular terrain of other planets, for example, without having to run experiments to test those materials.

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Fusion for energy: significant progress, major challenges

Fusion for energy: significant progress, major challenges

July 7, 2016

In a review of the state of the research in this field, Rochester physicist Riccardo Betti concludes the goal of realizing abundant, clean energy from inertial confinement fusion remains elusive, despite recent significant progress.

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India Baja team gets ride of their lives in Rettner Hall ‘fab lab’

India Baja team gets ride of their lives in Rettner Hall ‘fab lab’

June 9, 2016

Rochester’s Baja team is serving as host ambassadors to Team Helios Racing. The students flew 19 hours, stopping at JFK International Airport in New York City, and arrived Monday.

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NSF CAREER winners blend research and education

NSF CAREER winners blend research and education

June 7, 2016

Four Rochester researchers are among the latest recipients of the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty members.

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Baja races take students’ design, organizational skills off road

Baja races take students’ design, organizational skills off road

June 1, 2016

They’ve competed all across the country, but this month University Baja SAE team members will bring their design and racing skills to their own back yard when Rochester Institute of Technology hosts more than 100 teams from 28 countries.

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The challenges of preserving historic structures

The challenges of preserving historic structures

March 28, 2016

Researchers from the U.S., Singapore, Ghana and Italy will give talks at “Analysis and Conservation of Cultural Heritage Monuments: Challenges and Approaches Across Disciplines.”

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On your marks, get set … hack

On your marks, get set … hack

September 17, 2015

With just 36 hours to invent a new app, Thomas Pinella ’18 and Dylan Wadler ’18 took first place with Message in a Bottle at RocHack’s second annual hackathon.

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Summer at sea puts mechanical engineering student in pilot’s seat

Summer at sea puts mechanical engineering student in pilot’s seat

September 14, 2015

Wendy Snyder’s typical day this past summer might seem mundane at first glance. Rise at 7 a.m. Work eight hours. Pilot remote operating vehicle 4,000 meters below the Pacific Ocean.

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Pumpkins, away!

Pumpkins, away!

October 31, 2014

Noah Woolfolk ’16 prepares to fire his trebuchet at the annual American Society of Mechanical Engineers Pumpkin Launch on Wilson Quad.

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