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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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Sanadgol and UVa Colleague Present Invention at Innovation Showcase

Sanadgol and UVa Colleague Present Invention at Innovation Showcase

| November 13, 2007

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.

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Vixen Battleship Wins Regatta. The Dam Boat is speediest, Black Pearl unsinkable

Vixen Battleship Wins Regatta. The Dam Boat is speediest, Black Pearl unsinkable

| September 24, 2007

Just prior to the start of the Cardboard Boat Regatta on Saturday, Sept. 22, crew members of The Dam Boat were trying to get a few extra points with the judges. “Dam Boat, Dam Boat, paddle hard, paddle free,” they sang. “Dam Boat, woo-woo, Dam Boat.”

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Cardboard Armada Launches Sept. 22

Cardboard Armada Launches Sept. 22

| September 18, 2007

Etymologically, “armada” is Spanish for “armed” in the feminine variation, and it usually refers to a fleet of naval or military ships.

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Engineering Lab Gets Makeover, New Equipment

Engineering Lab Gets Makeover, New Equipment

| September 10, 2007

When Sweet Briar’s engineering students returned to campus last week, they found a lot had changed in the engineering laboratory.

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