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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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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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