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Life’s Turning Points Can Be Far-reaching

Life’s Turning Points Can Be Far-reaching

| October 3, 2011

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 [...]

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Wyllie Engineering Receives ABET Accreditation

| August 30, 2011

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 [...]

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Engineering Campers Drum Up Bright Ideas

Engineering Campers Drum Up Bright Ideas

| August 1, 2011

“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 [...]

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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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