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Three alums leading Fortune 500 companies to return for special talk

Union will welcome back to campus three alumni who are CEOs of Fortune 500 companies for a special conversation on Friday, May 10, at 6 p.m. in the Stanley O’Brien ’74 Center for Collaboration and Engagement.

James Loree ’80 of Stanley Black & Decker, Richard Templeton ’80 of Texas Instruments and Devin Wenig ’88 of eBay will discuss “Developing Leaders for an Uncertain Tomorrow.”  

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New motion capture system to give research a major boost at Union

As the robot made of rigid rods and cables crawled across the floor, a series of 21 high-tech cameras peering down from along the edges of the laboratory’s ceiling went to work.

Outfitted with powerful 12-megapixel sensors capable of capturing data at speeds of up to 1,000 frames per second, the cameras begin tracking a dozen points on the robot. The cameras record the position of the markers to a precision below 1mm.

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For Union rocketeers, one giant leap

Union’s rocket team successfully launched and landed their entry in the College’s first participation in the Spaceport America Cup, an intercollegiate engineering competition near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico in late June.

In the process, they earned an honorable mention for “Full Cycle Professionalism.”

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Mechanical Engineer awarded Fulbright Fellowship

The Fulbright Program, including the Fulbright-Hays Program, is an American scholarship program of competitive, merit-based grants for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by the United states Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946.

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Biomedical engineer awarded prestigious Truman Scholarship

Emmanuela Oppong ’19

Growing up in Ghana, Emmanuela Oppong ’19 was familiar with the serious health issues that ravaged the coastal African country. AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis were just some of the major crises afflicting the developing country of more than 28 million.

By the time she arrived in the U.S. to attend high school in the South Bronx, Oppong witnessed poverty and other social problems.

Her experiences in both countries had a profound impact.

“If I can help others, that’s what I want to do,” Oppong said.

The bioengineering major recently received a significant boost to pursue her dream.

She was awarded a prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. She is among 59 students from 52 institutions who were chosen based on leadership, public service and academic achievement. Recipients receive a $30,000 scholarship toward graduate school and the opportunity to participate in professional development programming to help prepare them for careers in public service leadership.

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Emmanuela Oppong ’19, center, with President Stephen C. Ainlay and Lynn Evans.
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New program gives biomedical engineering students an edge in solving problems

As a biomedical engineering major, Lianna Gangi ‘18 has a keen interest in how to apply engineering principles to find clinically viable and innovative solutions to medical problems.

But first, Gangi needed to get out of the classroom. The White Plains, N.Y., senior wanted hands-on training to interact with medical professionals and learn about the equipment and devices they use on a daily basis in providing patient treatment and care.

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Bioengineering Alumni Recognized for His Work as a Minerva Fellow

Matthew Wolford '16 was recently featured in the West Onondaga County Journal. The story focused on his ongoing experiences in Uganda as a current Minerva Fellow.

At Union, Wolford was a member of Golub House, men's crew, and Delta Kappa Epsilon.

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Stephen Hoeprich Wins SAME Award

Stephen Hoeprich was recently awarded the SAME award. Stephen provided some information about this award and what it means to him.

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Bioengineering alumna wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

We congratulate bioengineering alumna Megan Mancuso who won an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. We further congratulate bioengineering alumna Amy Loya who received Honorable Mention. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense...".