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Changing the field, changing the world

Changing the field, changing the world

| March 18, 2013

Picture an engineer. Do you see a guy wearing a hardhat and a tie? If you look at the list of graduates from Sweet Briar’s Margaret Jones Wyllie ’45 Engineering Program, you will find quite a different picture.

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AREVA sponsors Sweet Briar’s Explore Engineering program

AREVA sponsors Sweet Briar’s Explore Engineering program

| February 4, 2013

AREVA Inc. has given $35,000 to be the title sponsor of the AREVA Explore Engineering program at Sweet Briar College in the summer and fall of 2013 and spring of 2014.

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Barta hopes program flips a switch

Barta hopes program flips a switch

| January 24, 2013

Kelsey Barta, a sophomore engineering student at Sweet Briar, will host about 20 area sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade girls for an after-school “Engineering for Girls” event Thursday, Jan. 31 at Guion Science Center.

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‘NewsHour’ series features College’s STEM program

‘NewsHour’ series features College’s STEM program

| January 16, 2013

Sweet Briar’s STEM teacher development program is featured in a new online video series produced by PBS’s “NewsHour.”

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Pannell Scholar: Engineering fits girls to a ‘T’

Pannell Scholar: Engineering fits girls to a ‘T’

| November 15, 2012

Kelsey Barta has invited Lynchburg and Amherst middle schoolers here for an after-school “Engineering for Girls” event, the first of three designed to get young girls excited about the field of engineering.

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Sweet Briar’s engineering camp is taking applications

Sweet Briar’s engineering camp is taking applications

| June 11, 2012

Sweet Briar College is inviting high school girls to sign up for its summer “Exploring Engineering Design” course to be held July 22-27. The class is open to rising juniors and seniors; deadline to register is June 20.

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Engineering Sounds Great to Local Middle School Girls

Engineering Sounds Great to Local Middle School Girls

| February 24, 2012

Twenty-five sixth-grade girls from Nelson Middle School in Lovingston came to Sweet Briar yesterday for the first Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. The event was organized by Hank Yochum, director of the Margaret Jones Wyllie ’45 Engineering Program, and project coordinator Paulette Porter-Stransky as part of National Engineering Week (Feb. 19-25). While Sweet Briar has [...]

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Purvis Competes for World Championship

Purvis Competes for World Championship

| November 17, 2011

Sometime today first-year student Rosalie “Rosie” Purvis will compete in the women’s semifinal Modern Pentathlon Junior World Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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School and work combine to bring future into focus

School and work combine to bring future into focus

| October 24, 2011

Engineering science major Sarah Lightbody made the most of the summer before her senior year. It began with a mission to help people in Ilheus, Brazil, and finished with a coveted internship at AREVA Inc., a nuclear engineering firm and contractor in Lynchburg.

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2011 Regatta Went Swimmingly

2011 Regatta Went Swimmingly

| October 22, 2011

Now in it’s eighth year, the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta can rightly be called a Sweet Briar tradition. It’s been part of Homecoming Weekend since there was a Homecoming Weekend, and it’s as old as the engineering program that sponsors it.

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