A team of eight Dartmouth students was one of five finalists for NASA’s Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-Changing Idea Challenge, a competition that invites both undergraduate and graduate student teams to create aerospace design projects to solve real-world problems.
Geography professor Luis Alvarez León proved his passion for geospatial data after writing his master’s thesis on how Netflix tailors its movie recommendations based on a customer’s location. But, in a recently published study in the journal Cartographic Perspectives, Alvarez León looks into the future of spatial data collection relating to self-driving cars, particularly its political and social implications.
Last week, the College announced the launch of the “250 for Dartmouth’s 250” project. This initiative, in honor of the College’s 250th anniversary, calls for alumni to donate a total of 250 endowed scholarships to students in need of financial aid by the end of the year as a way to celebrate the milestone of the College’s founding. Endowed scholarships are established by donors and invested with the College’s endowment, thus ensuring that they retain their value in perpetuity. These scholarships would contribute directly to Dartmouth students and continue Dartmouth’s tradition of need-blind admissions.
As a first-generation college student, Caitlin Rosario Kelly, program manager for educational access and equity at the Dartmouth Center for Social Impact, didn’t have access to the resources she needed to navigate the college application process. To help students in the Upper Valley faced with similar challenges, SEAD — a college access program that connects first-generation low-income high school students with Dartmouth undergraduates — recently shifted its focus to students from Upper Valley high schools, specifically Hartford High School, Stevens High School and Rivendell Academy.
When Hurricane Maria struck in September 2017, Puerto Rico plunged into a blackout — one that would last for almost an entire year.
The Rauner Special Collections Library has partnered with the Dartmouth LGBTQIA+ Alum Association (DGALA) to launch SpeakOut, an oral history project in which faculty, alumni and students are interviewed regarding their experiences with the LGBTQIA+ community on campus.
It is not every day that people get to see their idols face-to-face. But for Shannon Sartain ’21, that was her reality when she had the chance to meet Rebecca Moore, who works on the team of creators of the Google Earth Engine, at the Google Earth Engine User Summit this summer in Dublin, Ireland. “I was so starstruck by her,” Sartain said.