A month ago, Karol Lawson surveyed the trunk of her Volkswagon Jetta and judged its contents — carefully packed in clean white boxes wedged among quilted blankets — ready for a journey of more than 1,000 miles.
A healthy economy needs a steady pipeline of capable technical workers who also bring different different viewpoints to the problems engineers wrestle with every day. That’s why AREVA Inc., a world leader in nuclear power, supports Sweet Briar’s Explore Engineering.
Prospective students are invited to participate in Virginia Private College Week from July 28 to Aug. 2, hosted by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia and its members, including Sweet Briar.
During the week of July 20-25, more than 20 high school women will immerse in Sweet Briar’s summer Explore Engineering Design, an intensive one-credit college course and a pretty thorough introduction to what engineers in the real world do.
Holley Ledbetter ’12 arrived in Germany three weeks ago — just in time for the soccer country’s quadrennial immersion in World Cup mania. But hers is a passion of a different sort. A former medieval and Renaissance studies major with a master’s in art history, Ledbetter is investigating ancient runes.