Rachel Rose works four nights a week as an engineering assistant at the Babcock & Wilcox Company’s mPower reactor design facility in Lynchburg. She was grateful to earn that job after finding and completing an internship there over the summer. By day Rose attends classes at Sweet Briar, carrying 16 hours as a second-year engineering [...]
Sweet Briar College’s Margaret Jones Wyllie ’45 Engineering Program has received accreditation for its engineering science degree program from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. ABET Inc. is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology. Accreditation is a voluntary peer-review process that evaluates curriculum, faculty, facilities [...]
“Can we get a drum roll from the drum shirt?” Bethany Brinkman asked, and Lydia Fleck promptly obliged, tapping out an electronic tattoo on her belly. The fanfare heralded the moment all gathered in Heuer Auditorium were waiting for. Would the Rube Goldberg machine work? Brinkman, who’d overseen its construction by Fleck and 21 other [...]
A team from Sweet Briar College is in Ilhéus, Brazil, for the next two weeks working to improve the daily routines of clients in an occupational therapy clinic.
Sweet Briar College made front-page news last week thanks to a collaboration with Edison2, maker of the $5 million prize-winning Very Light Car. Edison2 founder Oliver Kuttner and his team of engineers and racing professionals are developing the next version of the fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly Very Light Car, which won the Progressive Automotive X Prize [...]
Sweet Briar Engineering has received a $563,500 grant from the National Science Foundation, with $490,000 of that amount designated for need- and merit-based scholarships.
Mission one at Lynchburg Sheltered Industries is to help disabled or disadvantaged people in the community achieve greater independence and self — esteem through vocational training and jobs. That often means developing assistive technologies or modifying processes to make specific tasks accessible to as many employees as possible.
Sweet Briar College student members of the Society of Women Engineers will host a panel discussion on careers in engineering at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 in the EB Room, located in the lower level of Dew Hall. Included among the guests scheduled to speak are Polk Green, engineering and facilities maintenance director at Tri [...]
Sweet Briar students taking Engineering 110 – Designing our World: An Introduction to Engineering Design – will compete in the fifth annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at the College’s Lower Lake
About a month into the first semester in Sweet Briar College’s engineering program, students at the all-women’s school get their initial taste of what engineers do in the workplace. You could say they get their feet wet. The annual Cardboard Boat Regatta is a team project involving each step of the design process that engineers use every day to solve real-world problems. Students in Engineering 110 must propose, design, test and build buoyant vessels with cardboard and duct tape. Then they climb aboard and try to beat each other to the finish line – if they don’t sink first.