Students Invent Devices to Battle Snow, Ice, Cold
Jan24

Students Invent Devices to Battle Snow, Ice, Cold

Boston — Winter is bearing down anew, and Harvard University students have been engineering new ways to deal with it. Eighteen juniors representing several engineering disciplines in professor David Mooney’s problem-solving and design class spent the fall semester inventing a robotic remote-control rooftop snowblower, a superheated icicle cutter and a freeze-resistant doormat. The projects grew out of meetings with the university’s...

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L.A. Students Grow Food at School
Nov29

L.A. Students Grow Food at School

Los Angeles — Elizabeth Castro had never tasted beets or kumquats before she joined an after-school gardening program at her inner-city Los Angeles high school. Now, the 15-year-old helps grow the produce on campus in an urban neighborhood filled with auto shops and fast food restaurants — and she’s taken samples for her family to try. “Many things that I experienced here, I had never experienced before,” Castro told U.S. Surgeon...

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Self-Driving Vehicles to Debut on College Campuses
Aug23

Self-Driving Vehicles to Debut on College Campuses

This fall, students at Santa Clara University will have a new way to get around campus — a self-driving shuttle. The university has invited Auro Robotics to its palm tree-lined campus to test a prototype. The vehicle will be restricted to a top speed of 10 mph, and share the concrete and brick walkways with pedestrians. Students at the private university in Silicon Valley’s shadow aren’t the only ones to experience the buzzed-about...

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Ex-Rep. Named Next President of UMass System
May03

Ex-Rep. Named Next President of UMass System

Boston — Marty Meehan, the former congressman and current chancellor of the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, was named president of the five-campus UMass system on Friday after selling his vision of turning the system into one of the nation’s best and promising to raise more money than his predecessors. “I want excellence in everything we do,” Meehan said during a lengthy public interview with the board of trustees before his...

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