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 [...]
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.
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.
“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.
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.
In case anyone noticed assistant professor of engineering Dorsa Sanadgol missing at Sweet Briar’s last faculty meeting, she had a good reason. She was en route to the McLean Hilton in Tysons Corner for the 2007 Virginia Innovation Showcase on Nov. 2.