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Tech and Society students take ingenuity to Brazil

Tech and Society students take ingenuity to Brazil

| May 30, 2011

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.

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Sweet Briar Marketing, Engineering Students Get Into Car Business

Sweet Briar Marketing, Engineering Students Get Into Car Business

| March 7, 2011

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 [...]

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Students develop prosthetic hand

Students develop prosthetic hand

| August 5, 2010

The young women in Sweet Briar College’s Wyllie Engineering Program have no illusions about the difficulty of the task they have chosen. They intend to produce a prosthetic hand that looks and performs like the real thing — for less than a thousand dollars.

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NSF Awards Sweet Briar $563,500 for Women Engineers

| April 14, 2009

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.

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Sweet Briar Inventors at Work on Third Hand — or Next Best Thing

| March 24, 2009

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.

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Careers in Engineering Topic of Panel Discussion at Sweet Briar

| December 2, 2008

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 [...]

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Sweet Briar Engineering hosts fifth annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

Sweet Briar Engineering hosts fifth annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

| September 22, 2008

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

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‘Explore Engineering at Sweet Briar’ is open invitation to high school women

| September 1, 2008

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.

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Remember the Battle of La Margarita?…Hopefully, the answer is ‘no’

| May 1, 2008

“Only at a women’s college can you have a trebuchet sling be a brassiere cup,” Sweet Briar assistant professor of engineering Scott Pierce observed, watching his students maneuver their medieval-era weapons into launch positions.

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Engineering Students, Robots Converge at Sweet Briar for Conference March 28-30

Engineering Students, Robots Converge at Sweet Briar for Conference March 28-30

| March 6, 2008

Later this month, there will be robots at Sweet Briar College, and not your everyday run-of-the-mill automatons. Designed and built by engineering students, these robots will do something that should make every housekeeper smile — they’ll wash windows.

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