July 2018 News Archive

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From solar panels to Caesar, student summer research shines at Union

Deep in the bowels of the Science and Engineering Center, Lindsey Randle ‘20 and Adam Peterlein ’20 spend their summer days in the College’s fluid mechanics lab studying turbulent flow over rough surfaces.

To better understand the process, the students place simplified models in the lab’s wind tunnel and water channel. Using a laser diagnostic technique called particle image velocimetry, the pair characterize the flow changes and turbulence enhancement triggered by the roughness.

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Adirondacks focus of summer research fellowship program

While digging through boxes of material at the Kelly Adirondack Center on the history of the New York State forest rangers, Anna Gagion ’19 was surprised to discover the paucity of information about women.

“There haven’t been a lot of women in the profession, so I wanted to learn more,” said Gagion, an environmental policy and French major from Chappaqua, N.Y.

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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.”