May 30, 1991 |
The Villanova University students could not have done worse last year in the General Motors Sun Race of team-designed, solar-powered cars. They finished 32d in a field of 32. But this year, with a lighter, leaner design, six of those same students and about 20 others pulled within spitting distance of taking the winner's title at another sun-driven-car road race. The Wild Solarcat II placed second last week in the third annual American Tour de Sol (a play on the Tour de France bike race)
July 8, 2011 |
When the shuttle Atlantis roared toward space Friday morning, more than 200 hearts went soaring with it at Drexel University's College of Engineering in honor of shuttle commander Capt. Christopher Ferguson, a graduate of the college. As the launch countdown ended at 11:29 a.m. a loud cheer erupted in the lobby of Bossone Research Center, where about 200 students and staff gathered to watch the historic 135th and final launch of the space shuttle program. "To be studying at the same university as where Capt.
November 5, 2007 |
Burton Paul, 76, of Princeton, a mechanical engineer and University of Pennsylvania professor emeritus, died Oct. 19 at the University Medical Center at Princeton of primary amyloidosis. Dr. Paul joined the Penn faculty in 1969 and later served as chairman of the department of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics. In the 1970s he made important contributions to mechanics relevant to the design of high-speed rail systems. He was adviser to a team of students in the 1980s that developed a mechanical hand with a delicate sense of feel.
July 7, 2013 |
Richard "Dick" Mortimer, 77, a Drexel University researcher, educator, and administrator, died Tuesday, July 2, of cardiac arrest at Paoli Memorial Hospital. In 1967, Dr. Mortimer became the first student to earn a Ph.D. at Drexel after completing his dissertation: "Axisymmetric motions of nearly flat shells of revolution. " "That moment was merely the midpoint of Dr. Mortimer's long and distinguished association with Drexel," said a January 2012 newsletter in the school's online archives.
August 1, 2011 |
Robert H. Creamer, 92, a founder of a forerunner of the College of Engineering at Temple University, died of lung failure Monday, July 25, at the Regency Retirement Village in Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he had lived for 12 years. It took a three-step process for today's College of Engineering to emerge. A 1966 Inquirer article said Mr. Creamer was at that time department chairman of mechanical engineering technology at Temple University's Technical Institute. A 1968 Inquirer article said that, while continuing as department chairman, he had become director of the institute.
February 27, 2014 |
Pei Chi Chou, 89, a nationally known engineering professor and a leader in the local Chinese American community, died of heart failure Thursday, Feb. 13, at Shannondell at Valley Forge in Audubon, Montgomery County, where he had resided for the last few years. Born in China's Hubei province in 1924, Mr. Chou came to the United States for graduate study in 1947, earning advanced degrees at Harvard and New York Universities, and soon decided to forge a career here. He joined Drexel University as an assistant professor of engineering in 1953.
January 31, 2012
WOULDN'T YOU say it's rather fitting that someone named Waters has committed to Navy? Despite the name, it wasn't a done deal all along, folks. T-J Waters, a 6-4, 225-pound senior linebacker from West Catholic, thought hard about Virginia Military Institute and West Chester, and even visited those schools before trekking last weekend to Annapolis, Md. But in the end, the Midshipmen won his heart. "When I saw how tight everyone was, the brotherhood, I knew Navy was the best place for me," Waters said.
October 11, 2014 |
More than seven months after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the search for the plane is expected to resume in the Indian Ocean this month with crews trolling 23,000 square miles. Might the kernel of a better approach be found in a pond in Phoenixville? That is where Villanova University students are tinkering with a robotic boat, a two-pontoon craft equipped with a camera, a laser, and other electronics that let the boat locate obstacles and navigate on its own. The four-foot vessel is a prototype for a 16-foot version that the students and two faculty members will enter this month in a competition in Singapore, along with partners from Florida Atlantic University.
February 12, 1989 |
While Michael Eisman was talking in Room 308 about his archaeological excavations, his daughter, Sharon, was signing off. "This is Sharon Eisman," said the seventh-grade student at Sandy Run Middle School, "reporting on Interest Day, 1989. " It was a wrap for Sharon, who had just finished her part in a video made Thursday. For the 15th year in a row, local residents came to the Upper Dublin school to talk about their professions and hobbies on Interest Day, a day for students to explore careers.
July 9, 2011 |
When the shuttle Atlantis roared toward space Friday morning, more than 200 hearts soared with it at Drexel University's College of Engineering in honor of Christopher Ferguson, the shuttle commander and a graduate of the university. As the launch countdown ended at 11:29, a loud cheer erupted in the lobby of the Bossone Research Center at 32d and Market Streets, where about 200 students and staff gathered for a viewing party for the 135th and final launch of the space shuttle program.