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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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...".